Bonus Gift: The truth about Britney Spears’ album sales – Part 3

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Teen pop is big all over the Americas and Asia. Europe has been a tougher place for artists belonging to this category. Has Britney Spears‘ star power been enough to break those boundaries and make it big in a continent encouraging Continue reading “Bonus Gift: The truth about Britney Spears’ album sales – Part 3”

France Album Sales: M. Pokora

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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”

CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis

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The years that end in a 7 are synonymous of anniversaries. No, I’m not talking about the Beatles’ cult Sgt Pepper’s which is turning 50 soon, and getting a much talked about reissue. Today we will be speaking about one of the biggest pop bands of all-time that came to prominence 40 years ago in the middle of the disco bonanza, the Continue reading “CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Spice Girls Popularity Analysis

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Exactly 20 years ago, the music industry was going through one of the most hyped eras that it had ever had. The Girl Power phenomenon was everywhere thanks to their unstoppable flagship, the iconic Spice Girls. Wannabe was concluding its run at #1 in the US, and the album Spice was on its way to climbing the top of the album chart as well. In the UK, both the album and the single Mama / Who Do You Think You Are? were dominating, the latter being their fourth #1 hit in their native country. Less than a year prior they were unknown. This was the Spice Girls – an Continue reading “CSPC: Spice Girls Popularity Analysis”

France best selling albums ever:
Partir Un Jour by 2Be3 (1997)

1996 was the year of teen Pop bands. A few years earlier, the movement got started by heavily hyped boys band New Kids On The Block. During the following years the likes Take That, East 17 or Boyzone arrived too. It really was 1996 that saw the phenomenon reach its full traction still. Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Worlds Apart, 3T flooded global charts. In France, the leading weapon  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Partir Un Jour by 2Be3 (1997)”

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 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 best selling albums ever:
Summary 1990-1999

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INTRODUCTION

It has now been one month since we entered into the 90s, I’m happy to have now complete that heavy period. An impressive total of  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Summary 1990-1999”

France best selling albums ever:
L5 by L5 (2001)

Challenging TV channel giant TF1 is near impossible in France. The once petite chaîne M6, mostly dedicated to 7-25 audience, achieved this feat by successfully responding with Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: L5 by L5 (2001)”