France best selling albums ever:
Mon Paradis by Christophe Maé (2007)

As far as one may remember, musicals have been hugely popular in France. They also often managed to send newcomers into super stardom. It happened with Julien Clerc (Hair), Daniel Balavoine (Starmania) or Hélène Ségara and Garou (Notre-Dame de Paris) among others. Successful musical Le Roi Soleil, Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Mon Paradis by Christophe Maé (2007)”

France best selling albums ever:
Soul by Seal (2008)

Despite achieving a string of successful eras from 2002 to 2004, improving from very average success during the 90s, no one guessed the groundbreaking smash of Seal 2008 release titled Soul. Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Soul by Seal (2008)”

France best selling albums ever:
Zaz by Zaz (2010)

Coming out of nowhere in May 2010, newcomer Zaz quickly gained attention thanks to her atypical hit Je Veux and its parent album, Zaz. Entering at #11, the intergenerational appeal of the album sent it to #1 in its 6th week where it remained for 9 weeks. Loved by Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Zaz by Zaz (2010)”

France best selling albums ever:
21 by Adele (2011)

Sometimes even record breaking sales do not need explanations. The album and its singles connected with people, it’s as simple as that.

The second album from Adele titled 21 registered some of the best results seen in decades in the UK, Canada, the US and Australia. The story was Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: 21 by Adele (2011)”

France best selling albums ever:
Génération Goldman by Various Artists (2012)

Nostalgia has always been a trademark of France music industry: Older you get, better you sell, and more rewarded is your discography. Among those acts deeply loved by French public is Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Génération Goldman by Various Artists (2012)”

France best selling albums ever:
Racine Carrée by Stromae (2013)

By May 2013, belgian creative artist Stromaé was a one-hit wonder, having took Europe by storm some three years sooner with the monster hit Alors On Danse, that failed Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Racine Carrée by Stromae (2013)”

France best selling albums ever:
Kendji by Kendji Girac (2014)

While TV show The Voice has been an incredible success story from day 1 in France, recording its best audience performances of Europe there, sales of 18 years old Kendji Girac debut album, simply titled Kendji, still Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Kendji by Kendji Girac (2014)”

An Odyssey into France best selling albums ever: Introduction

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Hello everyone! Yes, I know, two initial messages, both introductions, may make you feel a bit frustrated. In the other side, as music aficionados you most likely know how putting all bricks in the wall is necessary in order to be successfull – so here starts the first Continue reading “An Odyssey into France best selling albums ever: Introduction”