France best selling albums ever:
Ocarina by Jean-Philippe Audin & Diego Modena (1991)

The busy year 1992 was a year dominated by a few of the biggest artists ever in France including Michael Jackson, Patrick Bruel, Michel Sardou and… Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Ocarina by Jean-Philippe Audin & Diego Modena (1991)”

France best selling albums ever:
Dangerous by Michael Jackson (1991)

Michael Jackson was all over the place during the 80s, releasing two monster sellers Thriller (1982) and Bad (1987). Follow up album, 1991 release Dangerous, was a Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Dangerous by Michael Jackson (1991)”

France best selling albums ever:
Samedi Soir Sur La Terre by Francis Cabrel (1994)

If the period 1997-2002 saw many albums reach blockbuster status, in the first half of the 90s much less albums got really big, but Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Samedi Soir Sur La Terre by Francis Cabrel (1994)”

France best selling albums ever:
HIStory by Michael Jackson (1995)

Following three consecutive albums from Michael Jackson which sold well over a million each – a record for an international artist – HIStory was hugely anticipated. Priced two times the average and weirdly Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: HIStory by Michael Jackson (1995)”

France best selling albums ever:
Romanza by Andrea Bocelli (1997)

Although he registered monster sales in both Italy and Germany among other countries prior 1997, in France Andrea Bocelli was still a Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Romanza by Andrea Bocelli (1997)”

France best selling albums ever:
Chansons Pour Les Pieds by Jean-Jacques Goldman (2001)

Coming back from seven – yes, seven – consecutive million selling studio album, one can only do badly when releasing a new album. Selling a million would be rated as barely normal while missing it would be a failure. Jean-Jacques Goldman still did Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Chansons Pour Les Pieds by Jean-Jacques Goldman (2001)”

France best selling albums ever:
Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain by Yann Tiersen (2001)

Many soundtracks are well known for being part of all-time best sellers everywhere – a la Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Bodyguard or Titanic. Strong selling local soundtracks have been a very Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain by Yann Tiersen (2001)”

RIAA Certifications: Streaming included on Albums awards

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The Times Are A-Changing

A few days only after our study describing how the industry will move into a streaming world, the RIAA reveals an expected but still breaking news. Continue reading “RIAA Certifications: Streaming included on Albums awards”

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”