France best selling albums ever:
25 by Adele (2015)

Recording the 26th top selling album of all-time with 21, Adele came back four years later with her third album, 25. As soon as it got published, lead single Hello resonated all around the World, France Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: 25 by Adele (2015)”

France best selling albums ever:
Femmes D’Aujourd’hui by Jeanne Mas (1986)

Just after Michael Jackson improved immensely the profile of music videos and MTV, a group of female singers came from obscurity to spotlights. The World got Madonna and Whitney Houston leading the pack. France on its side had Mylène Farmer, Patricia Kaas and Vanessa Paradis. Those are the most remembered but many others did quite well in first place and since disappeared. The biggest such flying star was undoubtedly  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Femmes D’Aujourd’hui by Jeanne Mas (1986)”

France best selling albums ever:
La Vieille by Michel Sardou (1976)

If Medias love to create controversies over everything – and nothing -, Michel Sardou offered them a gold mine for their furious debates. No matter how doubtful his lyrics were, fact is his new 1976 album La Vieille was Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: La Vieille by Michel Sardou (1976)”

France best selling albums ever:
Chambre 12 by Louane (2015)

Until the early 90s, it wasn’t the norm to debut big. During the last 20 years, it became more and more frequent. Starting as incredibly well as Louane is still a feat as rare as Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Chambre 12 by Louane (2015)”

France best selling albums ever:
En Public by Jean-Jacques Goldman (1986)

Jean-Jacques Goldman was all over the place while studying the all-time best selling albums in France with 9 million sellers on his own plus 14 others on which he was involved as composer and songwriter. Checking who’s bubbling under the list, guess who’s back? It is well-known that every Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: En Public by Jean-Jacques Goldman (1986)”

France best selling albums ever:
Partir Un Jour by 2Be3 (1997)

1996 was the year of teen Pop bands. A few years earlier, the movement got started by heavily hyped boys band New Kids On The Block. During the following years the likes Take That, East 17 or Boyzone arrived too. It really was 1996 that saw the phenomenon reach its full traction still. Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Worlds Apart, 3T flooded global charts. In France, the leading weapon  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Partir Un Jour by 2Be3 (1997)”

France Best Selling Albums Ever:
All-Time Ranking (2016)

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Both steps are completed – updating all previously posted million selling albums with their 2016 sales plus adding all new albums over that mark. The only thing left is to compile everything together to build the France best Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: All-Time Ranking (2016)”

France best selling albums ever:
Mon Frère by Maxime Le Forestier (1972)

As you may know, establishing a list of all-time best selling albums is a very difficult target. I’m fairly satisfied with the results of all the work that has been done over the last 12 months to compile such a ranking for sales in France. It doesn’t mean Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Mon Frère by Maxime Le Forestier (1972)”

France best selling albums ever:
Dans Ma Bulle by Diam’s (2006)

Back in 2006, local Rap music wasn’t so strong in France. Inside the official Year End Album Chart top 25, only one such album was there. That album was Dans Ma Bulle by Diam’s, quite simply the Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Dans Ma Bulle by Diam’s (2006)”

France best selling albums ever:
Back To Bedlam by James Blunt (2005)

The good thing about release to date sales is that they always keep climbing. James Blunt popularity may be way Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Back To Bedlam by James Blunt (2005)”