France Album Sales: Mylène Farmer



Studio Albums

1986 Cendres De Lune – 330,000
1988 Ainsi Soit Je… – 1,465,000
1991 L’Autre – 1,420,000
1995 Anamorphosée – 1,025,000
1999 Innamoramento – 1,140,000
2005 Avant Que L’Ombre… – 570,000
2008 Point De Suture – 460,000
2010 Bleu Noir – 520,000
2013 Monkey Me – 430,000
2015 Interstellaires – 330,000

Live Albums

1989 En Concert – 315,000
1997 Live A Bercy – 685,000
2000 Mylénium Tour – 655,000
2006 Avant Que L’Ombre… A Bercy – 185,000
2009 N°5 On Tour – 195,000
2013 Timeless 2013 – 175,000

Compilation Albums

2001 Les Mots – 1,550,000
2011 2001-2011 – 205,000

Remix Albums

1992 Dance Remix – 330,000
2003 RemixeS – 100,000

Mylène Farmer sold a total of 12,085,000 solo albums in France.

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

Sources: SNEP, IFOP, GFK, Spotify.

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What a very consistent result. Especially given the fact that she takes a long time to release each studio albums. I was just wondering about her sales in Canada. Was she huge there?


Oh wow. Very surprising. I thought she would’ve been massive in at least Quebec.


It’s because contrarily to Cabrel and Bruel, Farmer never really tried to promote herself in Quebec


OMG big fan of Mylene here.. I’ve always wondered how she marketed herself and stayed relevant all these years especially 2006 onward as not much controversy has been issued from her-probably her loyal fans. But I was wondering if you could do an analysis on her former protege Alizee. Her debut single/ album was monster and her sophomore album did pretty fine but when she left the Farmer/ boutonnat machine- it was pretty much over.


scratch that with Alizee-actually please do an analysis of Laurent Boutonnat- it seems as every French artist he in a sense creates turned to gold – Mylene, Nathalie Cardone, Alizee…



Okay, thank you for all these explanations.



Mylene Farmer has sold 2.5-3 million albums for export? I would have thought 1.5-2 million.


it is safe to say that she is the 2nd best selling female in france after celine dion right?
btw off the top of your head how many male singers sold more than celine in france? i assume johnny hallyday, jean jacques goldman for sure, anyone else?


yes i was referring to albums and i thought of cabrel and sardou but didn’t think they would be close or in sardou’s case way ahead. i need to look at sardou’s discography closer. i can’t wait for their sales in france posts.
man your work is fantastic, for anyone who loves numbers and putting numbers in perspective, this is heaven!!


i wonder where artists like piaf, mathieu and dalida figure there.


These articles are great. Thank you so much. Concerning the quantity of albums sold worldwide, I heard like 30 mio. Correct, possible ?


Amazing work ! Thank you very much !
Just curious : how much time do you spend on an article like this one ?


Hi dear MJD !!!

Congratulations again for the website and also for the analysis carried for France Album Sales of Mylène Farmer.
Then I would like to know if this week you analyze some singer or group, maybe you will analyze the CSPC of the Rolling Stones !!!


Of course dear MJD, I believe will be analized one of Drake, Sia, Alicia Keys and Robbie Williams. Then I’m interested in all the artists that you analyze, it is true, I have my preferences for the groups and for the music of the 60 ‘, 70’, 80 ‘ but I am a lover of records sold for each artist as their own you !!!