France best selling albums ever:
Femmes D’Aujourd’hui by Jeanne Mas (1986)

Just after Michael Jackson improved immensely the profile of music videos and MTV, a group of female singers came from obscurity to spotlights. The World got Madonna and Whitney Houston leading the pack. France on its side had Mylène Farmer, Patricia Kaas and Vanessa Paradis. Those are the most remembered but many others did quite well in first place and since disappeared. The biggest such flying star was undoubtedly  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Femmes D’Aujourd’hui by Jeanne Mas (1986)”

France best selling albums ever:
Partir Un Jour by 2Be3 (1997)

1996 was the year of teen Pop bands. A few years earlier, the movement got started by heavily hyped boys band New Kids On The Block. During the following years the likes Take That, East 17 or Boyzone arrived too. It really was 1996 that saw the phenomenon reach its full traction still. Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Worlds Apart, 3T flooded global charts. In France, the leading weapon  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Partir Un Jour by 2Be3 (1997)”

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

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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:
Gang by Johnny Hallyday (1986)

After the successful Rock ‘N’ Roll Attitude era that put him back on track, Johnny Hallyday used the same template with 1986 follow up album, Gang. Calling one other hugely popular singer-songwriter to build this record, this time the Rock legend went after the Pop legend Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Gang by Johnny Hallyday (1986)”

France Best Selling Albums Ever:
Update Part 7 (20-1)

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Game, set & match. No, this article isn’t about the last extraordinary Roger Federer triumph in Australia. After going through six extensive parts of our comprehensive France Best Selling Albums Ever master series update, we Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 7 (20-1)”

France Best Selling Albums Ever:
Update Part 6 (41-21)

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Bigger and bigger. Having completed already 2016 sales of 127 albums out of the 168 million sellers, we get into the Top 40 territory – plus Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 6 (41-21)”

France Best Selling Albums Ever:
Update Part 5

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Things are getting serious! After going over nearly 100 albums, we reach the Part 5 out of 7 blocks of updates. All albums listed from now are Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 5”

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 Album Sales: Jean-Jacques Goldman

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This week some 15 years ago, French Album Chart saw an album debut in a big way at #1, Chansons Pour Les Pieds by Jean-Jacques Goldman. Far from a surprise, this result was logical as since the artist breakthrough in the 80s everything he released was a surefire #1 record, including his live albums. The surprise comes from Continue reading “France Album Sales: Jean-Jacques Goldman”

France Album Sales: Celine Dion

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The Show Must Go On! Deeply impacted by tragic deaths of her lifetime husband René Angelil and one of her brothers, Celine Dion released Continue reading “France Album Sales: Celine Dion”