France Album Sales: Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987) Era

The Los Angeles band was lucky enough to still get the opportunity to record a third album considering the flop of their first two sets. The Uplift Mofo Party Plan performed a bit better, although it was still nowhere near a hit album.

The single Fight Like A Brave gained some airplay, enabling the album to enter inside the Top 200, peaking at #148. In January 2003, initial promotional campaign plus 15 years of catalog sales pushed the album up to Gold status in the US, representing 500,000 units shipped. This highlights how low the profile of the band early albums always remained.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. Fight Like A Brave – 1,817,000
  2. Behind The Sun – 950,000
  3. Me And My Friends – 769,000

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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 »