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:
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)”

France best selling albums ever:
S’Il Suffisait D’Aimer by Celine Dion (1998)

There is no secret that Celine Dion album D’Eux is the best selling of all-time in France. Written by Jean-Jacques Goldman, the winning pair joined their Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: S’Il Suffisait D’Aimer by Celine Dion (1998)”

France best selling albums ever:
Ray Of Light by Madonna (1998)

There is obviously no need to introduce Madonna, the best selling female artist of all-time worldwide. In France, as in most markets, she managed impressive sales throughout her career. Although, the early 90s weren’t that successful, with her four 90-96 studio albums averaging less than  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Ray Of Light by Madonna (1998)”

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:
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:
Charango by Yannick Noah (2006)

After two million selling albums in 2000 (Yannick Noah) and 2003 (Pokhara), former tennis champion – winner of Roland Garros slam in 1984 – Yannick Noah was in front of a new massive challenge in 2006, e.g. achieving
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