CSPC: Elton John Popularity Analysis

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It’s not necessary to believe that the freshly announced Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is the last Elton John will ever do. After all, it’s a basic marketing trick. Michael Jackson, Cher and John himself announced on numerous occassions a final tour yet ended up going back on the road. What we can believe though is that the British pop star has enjoyed an incredibly successful Continue reading “CSPC: Elton John Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Johnny Hallyday Popularity Analysis

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The French Elvis. That is how Johnny Hallyday has been described by media sources all over the World after his passing on December 5. This comparison falls short of highlighting how hugely popular the French singer has been in his native country as not even Elvis Presley‘s catalog is Continue reading “CSPC: Johnny Hallyday Popularity Analysis”

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”

France Album Sales: Sade

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While compiling the 168 million selling albums in France – and there is still a couple of them being studied for potential inclusion – one album missing was Sade debut album Diamond Life. Often quoted among the very best selling albums ever in
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France best selling albums ever:
Starmania Musical (1978)

As I move deeper into the past, I almost feel like exploring some kind of a cave where more you advance, weaker Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Starmania Musical (1978)”

France best selling albums ever:
Summary 1980-1989

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INTRODUCTION

After more than two weeks travelling over the 80s, the period is now complete. With the severe market crisis Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Summary 1980-1989”

France best selling albums ever:
Sauver L’Amour by Daniel Balavoine (1985)

With Renaud, Francis CabrelJean-Jacques Goldman or Michel Berger, France loved anti-star, authentic singers with  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Sauver L’Amour by Daniel Balavoine (1985)”

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)”