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

Just after Michael Jackson immensely improved the profile of music videos and MTV, a group of female singers came from obscurity to the spotlight. The World hadMadonna and Whitney Houston leading the pack. France on its side had Mylène Farmer, Patricia Kaas and Vanessa Paradis. These are the most remembered, but many others did quite well before them, but have 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:
All-Time Ranking (2016)

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INTRODUCTION

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 3

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Part 3! Already 51 albums into our comprehensive update of historical best selling albums in France, we will be reviewing 25 more LPs today including several ones from  Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 3”

France Best Selling Albums Ever:
Update Part 2

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A couple of days ago, I posted the list of 23 albums which appear to be completely forgotten among the 168 albums that ever sold over a million copies in France. Today, we reach the second part of this extensive update, listing 28 more Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 2”

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: Mylène Farmer

Mylène Farmer mai 2015!

Almost exactly 30 years ago way back in November 1986, a new artist was enjoying her first big hit by reaching the Top 10 Singles Chart. What seems to be a random Continue reading “France Album Sales: Mylène Farmer”

France Best Selling Albums Ever:
All-Time Ranking (2015)

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INTRODUCTION

Yes, it is not only over for the 70s, this study is now completely over! At least for the million sellers part as more will come as a bubbling under list! We have been carefully Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: All-Time Ranking (2015)”

France best selling albums ever:
Summary 1980-1989

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INTRODUCTION

After more than two weeks travelling over the 80s, the period is now complete. With the severe market crisis Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Summary 1980-1989”

France best selling albums ever:
Les Lacs Du Connemara by Michel Sardou (1981)

It is almost a symbol that just after completing Jean-Jacques Goldman career, we enter into the Michel Sardou hey-days. France had three main Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Les Lacs Du Connemara by Michel Sardou (1981)”