France best selling albums ever:
Titanic Soundtrack by James Horner (1997)

Impressively, Titanic remains the most successful movie of all-time in France with almost 22 million persons seeing it on theaters. This is especially incredible considering how Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Titanic Soundtrack by James Horner (1997)”

France best selling albums ever:
Louise Attaque by Louise Attaque (1997)

Folk / Rock band Louise Attaque band name was given as a tribute to Violent Femmes band, of which the leader produced Louise Attaque‘s self-titled debut album. Released in 1997, this minor Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Louise Attaque by Louise Attaque (1997)”

France best selling albums ever:
Best Of 1980 – 1990 by U2 (1998)

Slightly over a decade after crossing over the masses with The Joshua Tree, classic rock band U2 released a first compilation album covering Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Best Of 1980 – 1990 by U2 (1998)”

France best selling albums ever:
Let’s Talk About Love by Celine Dion (1997)

Getting the highest selling album in a calendar of all-time in 1995 (with D’Eux) was already a unique achievement. Getting three albums inside the Top 10 Year End chart of Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Let’s Talk About Love by Celine Dion (1997)”

France best selling albums ever:
In Deep by Tina Arena (1997)

In Deep confirmed the widespread appeal of Tina Arena in her home country Australia a few years after her initial breakthrough with Don’t Ask. This gave her the Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: In Deep by Tina Arena (1997)”

France best selling albums ever:
Suprême NTM by Suprême NTM (1998)

French hard core Rap band Suprême NTM, which has been strongly debated from their early (the fact NTM acronym stands for French translation of Fuck Your Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Suprême NTM by Suprême NTM (1998)”

France best selling albums ever:
Clandestino by Manu Chao (1998)

Foreign acts often tried to release albums in French, or at least a few songs, to penetrate completely this market. The real UFO that is Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Clandestino by Manu Chao (1998)”

France best selling albums ever:
Notre-Dame De Paris Musical (1998)

Even if legendary French musical Starmania was first released in 1978, albums related to the franchise sold over 2 million copies during the 90s. This gave Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Notre-Dame De Paris Musical (1998)”

France best selling albums ever:
Panique Celtique by Manau (1998)

Brittany, the region at the very west of France, always had a highly developed local culture. This can be verified in many aspects and music is no exception. From this region, Dan Ar Braz, Alan Stivell or more recently Nolwenn Leroy Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Panique Celtique by Manau (1998)”