France Album Sales: Beyonce

Survivor (2001) Era

While the previous album was still quite alive, the Destiny’s Child issued their third album in April 2001, Survivor. Obviously, the newly gained fan base sent the record much higher as it peaked on its second week at #4, backed by strong lead single of the same name which peaked at #12. Independent Women 2000 hit was also featured in the tracklist.

Sophomore single Bootylicious was a nice urban hit as well, reaching #14 with 20 weeks on charts. The album retained a Top 50 placing during five consecutive months, sticking around much higher than the previous set. It was the 44th top seller of 2001 on 220,000 sales.

In 2002 the album failed to get as much legs as its predecessor, dropping charts in January. New single Emotion, which peaked in March at #61 only was unable to send the album back inside the rankings.

In the meantime, 8 Days Of Christmas was released for 2001 fall. As French public has never been much familiar with this kind of albums, the set only attracted 15,000 buyers over the holyday season, peaking at a mere #134. This is pretty much the same number of sales managed by March 2002 remix album This Is The Remix, which peaked at #54 on a much softer period.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. Survivor – 37,281,000
  2. Bootylicious – 27,270,000
  3. Independent Women Part I – 20,468,000

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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


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


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


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


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 »


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.


R&B is not popular in France lmfaoo

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