France best selling albums ever:
Les Dix Commandements Musical (2000)

Following the insane madness which surrounded Notre-Dame de Paris musical in 1998, French authors and labels hoped to reproduce this scenario. Time to write and prepare new musicals, three were launched and backed by strong promotion in 2000. Not all became  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Les Dix Commandements Musical (2000)”

France best selling albums ever:
Mieux Qu’Ici-Bas by Isabelle Boulay (2000)

By the end of the 90s vocal Canadian singers from Quebec were insanely popular in France. The obvious example of Celine Dion was only the top of the iceberg with Garou, Bruno Pelletier, Linda LemayLara Fabian (although born in Belgium) and many more hitting large successes. Their anti-star image was highly loved and it wasn’t Isabelle Boulay, maybe the least Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Mieux Qu’Ici-Bas by Isabelle Boulay (2000)”

France best selling albums ever:
Chansons Pour Les Pieds by Jean-Jacques Goldman (2001)

Coming back from seven – yes, seven – consecutive million selling studio album, one can only do badly when releasing a new album. Selling a million would be rated as barely normal while missing it would be a failure. Jean-Jacques Goldman still did Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Chansons Pour Les Pieds by Jean-Jacques Goldman (2001)”

France best selling albums ever:
Les Mots by Mylène Farmer (2001)

Being as mysterious as popular may seem a strong contradiction. Nevertheless, that’s exactly the case for the one of a kind artist that is Mylène Farmer. Everything on her career has always been Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Les Mots by Mylène Farmer (2001)”

France best selling albums ever:
L5 by L5 (2001)

Challenging TV channel giant TF1 is near impossible in France. The once petite chaîne M6, mostly dedicated to 7-25 audience, achieved this feat by successfully responding with Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: L5 by L5 (2001)”

France best selling albums ever:
Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain by Yann Tiersen (2001)

Many soundtracks are well known for being part of all-time best sellers everywhere – a la Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Bodyguard or Titanic. Strong selling local soundtracks have been a very Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain by Yann Tiersen (2001)”

RIAA Certifications: Streaming included on Albums awards

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A few days only after our study describing how the industry will move into a streaming world, the RIAA reveals an expected but still breaking news. Continue reading “RIAA Certifications: Streaming included on Albums awards”

France best selling albums ever:
L’Album by Star Academy 1 (2001)

Released following the 2001 Christmas week to benefit as much as possible from the TV show final episode, L’Album (also titled Les Reprises) by Star Academy 1 sales broke all expectations. Despite a first week truncated Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: L’Album by Star Academy 1 (2001)”

France best selling albums ever:
Des Visages Et Des Figures by Noir Désir (2001)

Des Visages Et Des Figures, released in 2001, is the last album out of six from the most cult band of all-time in France, Noir Désir. The band is one of the few acts that increased its profile from album to album, until breaking underground limits to go mainstream with 1996 666,667 Club album. Was that unique Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Des Visages Et Des Figures by Noir Désir (2001)”