France Album Sales: M. Pokora

M.Pokora press photo

Back in 2003. It has now been two years since reality TV stormed into French Medias environment. Apart from the pure voyeurism shows, a branch of music-axed programs also quickly appeared led by TF1 gigantic show Star Academy and M6 channel famous Popstars. As successful as they may have been at some point, most singers revealed 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:
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:
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 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

Louis XIV

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 Album Sales: Jean-Jacques Goldman

Jean-Jacques GOLDMAN 1

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: U2

U2,The Edge,Bono,Larry Mullen Jr,Adam Clayton

Among all classic rock bands, U2 has a pretty unique position for several reasons. Unlike most other bands that welcomed various members during their career, their Continue reading “France Album Sales: U2”

France Album Sales: Eminem

Eminem by Bruno Grenge

If you wonder who’s the biggest selling act worldwide that emerged in the last 20 years, the answer is Eminem. During the peak of the music industry in 1999-2002, the American rapper was Continue reading “France Album Sales: Eminem”

France Album Sales: Celine Dion

Celine Dion blues

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”