France Album Sales: Beyonce

4 (2011) Era

Up to her fourth album as the title of this June 2011 release suggests, Beyonce had a fan base much more solid thanks to the long running life of her previous album.

Call it being unlikely or lack of selling power, 4 debuted at #2 blocked by a multi-artist compilation, such records got allowed on the main charts only a few months earlier. If Run The World (Girls) was a decent #12 success, other singles from this era completely failed to make much of an impact. Naturally as singles flopped, the album had no legs, selling 45,000 in 2011 and 15,000 in 2012. Incredibly enough, this album remains Beyonce only Top 10 album as a solo artist.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. Run The World (Girls) – 100,059,000
  2. Love On Top – 94,126,000
  3. Best Thing I Never Had – 73,088,000

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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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