France Album Sales: Beyonce

Destiny’s Child (1998) Era

Before reaching the superstar status by herself, Beyonce was known as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child group. From a 2016 perspective, it is hard to believe the 34-years old diva dropped her first Top 10 hit in the US way back in 1997, when Frank Sinatra was still alive and Titanic movie was barely getting released. This hit, which peaked at #3 in the US, was No, No, No Part 2 from their self-titled debut album, featuring Wyclef Jean.

Both the song and the album were still quite underground titles in France yet as the former peaked at #88 and the latter failed to trouble the album chart. With some recurrent airplay and the upcoming success of other albums Destiny’s Child still sold some copies in France in latter years, although not passing the 15,000 units mark during 1998.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. No No No Part 2 feat. Wyclef Jean – 3,604,000
  2. No No No Part 1 – 1,238,000
  3. Second Nature – 642,000

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Melany

WoW she had abysmal sales in France I wonder how she managed to make few stadium tour there I think she was more a popular celebrity than a selling artist here

BeyStan

I fail to see how IASF sold 150k in France. You should break it down.

imbruglia

Hi. MJD
I didn’t know you had new website. It’s great to see your estimation again.
Good job.

George Micly

She is too big to be compared with GWEN STEFANI ??? LOL

Beyoncé funny but remains simply a gay icon, Gwen Stefani is it inovatrice in the field of music as in fashion, you can not compare what is not comparable

Gustavo

George Micly’s comment is delusional in every possible way! LOL… No offense!

Debbie

Maybe shes too big to be compared to Gwen Stefanie. However, her sales worldwide (Out of the US, UK, Canada) isnt that impressive either. Selling less than 200k in a big market such as France is nothing impressive. Her sales in Germany is dreadful as well. Her sales in Japan is just OK, but definitely not one of the biggest star there. So for you to compare her with Gwen Stefanie out of the blue is really weird. The fact you choose Gwen Stefanie, a singer who is not really that well known worldwide, is kinda funny. Why not compare… Read more »

Isaiah

HAHAHAH Beyoncé’s career is 10x bigger than Gwen’s (even tho i love gwen). The fact that B’day, an underperformance outsold and was a bigger era (WW) than Gwen’s L.A.M.B. should say everything.

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