France Album Sales: Red Hot Chili Peppers


Studio Albums

1984 The Red Hot Chili Peppers – 25,000
1985 Freaky Styley  – 30,000
1987 The Uplift Mofo Party Plan – 25,000
1989 Mother’s Milk – 45,000
1991 Blood Sugar Sex Magik – 490,000
1995 One Hot Minute – 475,000
1999 Californication  – 555,000
2002 By The Way – 410,000
2006 Stadium Arcadium – 240,000
2011 I’m With You – 140,000

Compilation Albums

1992 What Hits!? – 70,000
2003 Greatest Hits – 360,000

Live Albums

2004 Live In Hyde Park – 100,000

Red Hot Chili Peppers sold a total of 2,965,000 albums in France.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: SNEP, IFOP, GFK, Spotify.

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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 »