France best selling albums ever:
Marcher Dans Le Sable by Gérald De Palmas (2000)

After two albums that sold a mere 200,000 copies collectively, Gérald De Palmas was needing a serious boost. That boost was named Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Marcher Dans Le Sable by Gérald De Palmas (2000)”

France best selling albums ever:
Chambre Avec Vue by Henri Salvador (2000)

The story of a jazzman in the 1930s who get a ground-breaking, million selling album of fresh new songs in year 2000 sounds like the pitch of a truly bad Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Chambre Avec Vue by Henri Salvador (2000)”

France best selling albums ever:
Au Nom D’Une Femme by Hélène Ségara (2000)

When Hélène Ségara released her debut album in 1996, it initially failed to chart. She wasn’t exactly an unknown when her follow up album, Au Nom D’Une Femme, was issued yet. In-between, she participated actively Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Au Nom D’Une Femme by Hélène Ségara (2000)”

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)”