France Album Sales: Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers (1984) Era

Many very popular acts started their career slowly. While it is pretty normal to not make it big from the very first album, most such debuts end up as acceptable sellers thanks to years of catalog sales during the artist hey-days.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers album failed to chart everywhere as it peaked at #201 in the US, meaning out of charts, so did its singles. No hit at all emerged from this album even in the long run as shown on Spotify numbers below and even catalog sales have been quite modest as we will be able to see later.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. True Men Don’t Kill Coyotes – 1,494,000
  2. Get Up And Jump – 1,129,000
  3. Why Don’t You Love Me – 366,000

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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 »