France Album Sales: Beyonce

I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008) Era

If one look at Singles Chart history of Beyonce in France he will remain doubtful with I Am… Sasha Fierce singles. Single Ladies peaked at #68 in 2011, Halo at #53 in 2016. This is barely due to SNEP organization waiting way too long before including downloads among their Singles chart. As a consequence only If I Were A Boy, which was released as a CD single, had a proper chart run at the time, peaking at #5.

With the market collapsing and coming back from an unsuccessful era, I Am… Sasha Fierce struggled to move significant numbers. Moving 20-46 in its first two weeks, it wasn’t looking very good. Most singles got significant airplay yet as Beyonce was the 19th most played artist of 2009, the best year of her career. The album sold 32,000 units in 2008 and 49,000 in 2009 despite never breaking inside the Top 50 for the year. It remained a consistent seller ever since.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. Halo – 161,973,000
  2. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – 89,453,000
  3. If I Were A Boy – 71,640,000

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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.

ying&yang

R&B is not popular in France lmfaoo

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