France Album Sales: M. Pokora

M.Pokora press photo

If we go back in time to 2003, it has now been two years since reality TV stormed into the French Media’s environment. Apart from the pure voyeurism shows, a branch of music-axed programs also quickly appeared led by TF1’s gigantic show Star Academy and M6 channel’s famous Popstars. As successful as they may have been at some point, most singers discovered by those shows are now relics from the past. Most but not M. Pokora who’s now  Continue reading “France Album Sales: M. Pokora”

CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

Beatles

Do you feel this very special moment when starting to read such an article? That’s what happens when the daily subject is the Beatles. I won’t be creating a fake suspense – they are the biggest selling music act of all-time. The music Continue reading “CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Bon Jovi Popularity Analysis

BON JOVI

In music culture, there is very few categories of artists that encapsulate them all. You have classical acts, vocal acts, teen acts, entertainers and then singer-songwriters. This act type category will dictate the way an artist sells way more than its music genre. Then you have Bon Jovi, a Continue reading “CSPC: Bon Jovi 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”

Understanding: Music Clubs #1 – Janet Jackson, Celine Dion

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A few weeks ago, I presented you the first article of Understanding series explaining in details Japanese Album Sales. Today we will be reviewing a second sector which remains very poorly Continue reading “Understanding: Music Clubs #1 – Janet Jackson, Celine Dion”

France Album Sales: Beyonce

Beyonce

While Beyonce just ended to drop the not-so-unexpected new album Lemonade, it is about time to review her discography performances in France. Just like Coldplay, she is pretty much in the middle of the road. She is too young to put her along with legendary Divas like Celine Dion, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston or Barbra Streisand. She is too old to feature with among the young generation a la Continue reading “France Album Sales: Beyonce”

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)”

France best selling albums ever:
20 Chansons D’Or by Charles Aznavour (1987)

Worldwide, Charles Aznavour has been one of the flagships of the French music scene since getting noticed by Edith Piaf quite recently, in… well, in 1946.  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: 20 Chansons D’Or by Charles Aznavour (1987)”

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)”

Music Industry, an infinite Journey:
Part I – The Past

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Hello everyone! Time has come to initiate a second Master Series – although France Best Selling Albums one will keep going just as strong! This fresh new series is titled Music Industry, an infinite Journey – Bye Bye Sales, Hello Subscription. Let me show you Continue reading “Music Industry, an infinite Journey: Part I – The Past”