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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The Times Are A-Changing

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)”

France best selling albums ever:
Proxima Estacion Esperanza by Manu Chao (2001)

One of the most authentic acts of French music scene, Manu Chao, former leader of cult band Mano Negra, was in front of the biggest challenge of his career in  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Proxima Estacion Esperanza by Manu Chao (2001)”

France best selling albums ever:
Entre-Deux by Patrick Bruel (2002)

When Patrick Bruel released Entre-Deux in 2002, his last three sold albums had sold cumulatively over 4 million copies in France, setting very high expectations on the new record. In this context, changing a winning formula was seen as a very risky move, Bruel still took it Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Entre-Deux by Patrick Bruel (2002)”

France best selling albums ever:
Boucan D’Enfer by Renaud (2002)

Debuting in 1975 with the album Amoureux De Paname and peaking in 1985 with the gigantic hit single Mistral Gagnant and the album of the same name that sold over a million, the career of French legend Renaud was over Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Boucan D’Enfer by Renaud (2002)”

France best selling albums ever:
Come Away With Me by Norah Jones (2002)

Released in late February 26 2002, Come Away With Me was just one more anonymous album released by one more an anonymous artist, Norah Jones. Entering the album chart at #143, it was still one of the rare  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Come Away With Me by Norah Jones (2002)”