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

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INTRODUCTION

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:
Update Part 4

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At last! After going through 3 parts of our comprehensive list of 2016 sales updates for all 168 million selling albums, we end up reaching the 92 albums that Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 4”

France Best Selling Albums Ever:
Update Part 2

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A couple of days ago, I posted the list of 23 albums which appear to be completely forgotten among the 168 albums that ever sold over a million copies in France. Today, we reach the second part of this extensive update, listing 28 more Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 2”

CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis

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UPDATE: Please note all figures have been updated as of May 6, 2017.

November 10 1984. US Billboard Hot 100. David Bowie hit Blue Jean was spending its last week inside the Top 10 at #8. It remains the very last time the British singer visited the top tier as a solo act. Higher on the charts at #3, Prince anthem song Purple Rain was going strong, while the album of the same name was on its 15th – out of 24 – week at #1. Still within’ that Hot 100 Top 10, George Michael in his teen group Wham! were Continue reading “CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Bob Dylan Popularity Analysis

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Pulitzer Prize, US Presidential Medal of Freedom, French Légion D’Honneur, Spanish Principe de Asturias… only the Nobel Prize was missing to the immaculate collection of awards received by Bob Dylan. I don’t even Continue reading “CSPC: Bob Dylan Popularity Analysis”

France Album Sales: Madonna

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When you check some charts from 30 years ago, you don’t expect to see many relevant artists in 2016 on it. In May, 17, 1986, the greatest era of Madonna’s career started as Continue reading “France Album Sales: Madonna”

France best selling albums ever:
The Very Best Of by Supertramp (1990)

As every good thing has to come to an end, here is the very last article about one specific French million selling album. To close this study, we will go back to the future, more Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: The Very Best Of by Supertramp (1990)”

France best selling albums ever:
C’Est La Belle Nuit De Noël by Tino Rossi (1973)

A very interesting point about French music industry is that you will not be able to identify artists similar to Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: C’Est La Belle Nuit De Noël by Tino Rossi (1973)”

The Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept (CSPC) : Introduction

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INTRODUCTION

Hello everyone! Let me introduce this third Master Series with this few words: Facts can also lie.

Katy Perry sold more records than Dire Straits, Bon Jovi and the Guns N’ Roses. White Christmas by Bing Crosby and Candle In The Wind by Elton John are the two bestselling singles of all-time. Mariah Carey Continue reading “The Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept (CSPC) : Introduction”

France best selling albums ever:
Babacar by France Gall (1987)

Forrest Gump is the incredible journey of a person living a life reflecting perfectly the US cultural history from the 50s to the 80s. France Gall is the incredible journey of a person living a life reflecting perfectly the French music history from the 60s to the 90s. The difference? Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Babacar by France Gall (1987)”