France best selling albums ever:
Les Choristes OST by Bruno Coulais (2004)

A few years only after the huge worldwide success of Amélie Poulain soundtrack, another French soundtrack storm into the market in 2004. Composed by Bruno Coulais, Les Choristes OST became, among other achievements, the first French language album ever  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Les Choristes OST by Bruno Coulais (2004)”

France best selling albums ever:
3 by Calogero (2004)

After five albums with his former band (Les Charts, 1989-1997) and one solo debut LP (Au Milieu Des Autres, 1999) with very moderate success, the strongly successful eponymous album from 2002 was a significant surprise. Getting close of a million sales when follow up 3 was released, the question was Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: 3 by Calogero (2004)”

France best selling albums ever:
Du Plaisir by Michel Sardou (2004)

Controversial singer Michel Sardou, second to Johnny Hallyday among bestselling French act ever overall, had an immaculate career by 2004 when he released Du Plaisir. He had yet to Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Du Plaisir by Michel Sardou (2004)”

Music Industry, an infinite Journey:
Part I – The Past

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Hello everyone! Time has come to initiate a second Master Series – although France Best Selling Albums one will keep going just as strong! This fresh new series is titled Music Industry, an infinite Journey – Bye Bye Sales, Hello Subscription. Let me show you Continue reading “Music Industry, an infinite Journey: Part I – The Past”

France best selling albums ever:
Caravane by Raphael (2005)

2005 stands as a truly bizarre year in French music industry. In a negative note, it saw only two million selling albums being released – Reprise Des Négociations by Bénabar and Caravane by Raphael, the first time in over a decade less than three albums made it. What stood as quite strange yet is that  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Caravane by Raphael (2005)”

France best selling albums ever:
Reprise Des Négociations by Bénabar (2005)

From 2001 to Christmas 2006, Bénabar popularity kept rising and rising very steadily year after year. Ultimately, he became the flagship of the French Nouvelle scène (the “new scene”), a new sub-genre of Variety,  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Reprise Des Négociations by Bénabar (2005)”

France best selling albums ever:
Charango by Yannick Noah (2006)

After two million selling albums in 2000 (Yannick Noah) and 2003 (Pokhara), former tennis champion – winner of Roland Garros slam in 1984 – Yannick Noah was in front of a new massive challenge in 2006, e.g. achieving
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France best selling albums ever:
La Voix D’Un Ange by Grégory Lemarchal (2007)

This album has never been certified Diamond by the SNEP organization – it hasn’t even been certified Gold (100,000 units shipped). This being said, I can confirm it sold over a million copies overall. But let’s start with Grégory Lemarchal, who
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France best selling albums ever:
Back To Black by Amy Winehouse (2006)

Everything around Amy Winehouse has always been pretty special, her chart performances in France are no exception. Released in October 2006, Back To Black album needed 4 months to reach the Top 200, ultimately getting in at #172 in February 2007 – the lowest entry ever Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Back To Black by Amy Winehouse (2006)”

France best selling albums ever:
Life In Cartoon Motion by Mika (2007)

Even though Mika is an English singer born in Lebanon, the fact he raised in France, Paris, made him adopted by French public right from the start. Thus, it is no surprise Life In Cartoon Motion is one of the very few Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Life In Cartoon Motion by Mika (2007)”