France best selling albums ever:
La Vieille by Michel Sardou (1976)

If the media love to create controversies around everything – and nothing -, Michel Sardou offered them a gold mine for their furious debates. No matter how doubtful his lyrics were, the fact is his new 1976 album La Vieille was Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: La Vieille by Michel Sardou (1976)”

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 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:
Mon Frère by Maxime Le Forestier (1972)

As you may know, establishing a list of all-time best selling albums is a very difficult target. I’m fairly satisfied with the results of all the work that has been done over the last 12 months to compile such a ranking for sales in France. It doesn’t mean Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Mon Frère by Maxime Le Forestier (1972)”

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 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 Best Selling Albums Ever:
Update Part 1

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Let’s go back to our first love! During the first quarter of 2016, we went on to define the best selling albums of all-time in France. As many as 168 artist albums entered that countdown covering all million selling LPs. In order to be Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 1”

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: Madonna

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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 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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