France Album Sales: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Stadium Arcadium (2006) Era

In 2006, along with Coldplay and U2 the Red Hot Chili Peppers were on the top of the game. In May, they released their first double album, Stadium Arcadium. The record shot to #1 pretty much everywhere and France was no exception where it debuted with nearly 39,000 copies, helped by the lead single Dani California.

Its run hasn’t been as good as its predecessors but songs like Tell Me Baby and Snow (Hey Oh) kept the album alive. It sold 172,000 copies during 2006 and 30,000 during 2007.

Surprisingly, even the release of Greatest Hits hasn’t kill completely their studio albums. In 2006, all their three 90s albums charted in the catalog chart. Californication was still selling over 10,000 units per year.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. Snow (Hey Oh) – 103,693,000
  2. Dani California – 62,520,000
  3. Tell Me Baby – 14,178,000

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Hi there. Very interesting info I used to like them but hold no interest now.

Could you do Take That next please?


Thanks for that! Yeah Nirvana and My Chemical Romance are my absolute favourites but I can’t resist Take That’s pop music/songs either..! Must be a British thing by looks of those sales!


Great mix of different artists so far! Keep on adding more and more artists!

Can you do Mariah Carey next?


Hi MJD; recently I read the book American Popular Music. in the book I read the some sentence, France has the 7% market share of worldwide pop markets. I believe Musicians who hit the chart in the France could have the big seller. if some musician sells a lot of records in the U.S, they didn’t sell the records much worldwide. what do you think? still France is big market place in the world? and more 7% now? thanks.


thanks MJD, actually I just watched your statics before and I was so interested in those datum. South Korea is unusual country like France for album sales. maybe Oasis, Coldplay and Radiohead are big 3 in this country. Metallica and RHCP are also popular here. you know those bands have a gigs here. some of them already made more than 3 times. Foo Fighters did it in 2015. Nirvana is the only popular american band without gigs here. so I’m curious Nirvana and RHCP. around 2011, I read your article of both 2 bands. RHCP was 69.6 million and Nirvana… Read more »