Flashback Chart – P!nk’s I’m Not Dead debuts at #7 in France

More than a year and a half ago, I introduced this blog by mentioning that our role was going to include three main Continue reading “Flashback Chart – P!nk’s I’m Not Dead debuts at #7 in France”

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”

France best selling albums ever:
Chambre 12 by Louane (2015)

Until the early 90s, it wasn’t the norm to debut big. During the last 20 years it has become more and more frequent. Starting as incredibly well as Louane did is still a feat as rare as it is Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Chambre 12 by Louane (2015)”

France Album Sales: Madonna

Madonna Drawing

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:
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:
Juste Avant by Patrick Bruel (1999)

By 1993, Patrick Bruel held the highest selling French album of all-time with his 1989 release Alors Regarde. As it often happens with such a sudden and disproportionate success, the singer suffered Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Juste Avant by Patrick Bruel (1999)”

France best selling albums ever:
Marcher Dans Le Sable by Gérald De Palmas (2000)

After two albums that sold a mere 200,000 copies collectively, Gérald De Palmas was needing a serious boost. That boost was named Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Marcher Dans Le Sable by Gérald De Palmas (2000)”

France best selling albums ever:
Des Visages Et Des Figures by Noir Désir (2001)

Des Visages Et Des Figures, released in 2001, is the last album out of six from the most cult band of all-time in France, Noir Désir. The band is one of the few acts that increased its profile from album to album, until breaking underground limits to go mainstream with 1996 666,667 Club album. Was that unique Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Des Visages Et Des Figures by Noir Désir (2001)”