90s Forgotten Records
Jean-Philippe Audin & Diego Modena – Ocarina (1991) : 1 290 000
It was good while it lasted. To be fair, the presence of Ocarina here is hardly a surprise as a couple of years after its incredible success everyone had forgot about Audin & Modena already. The album doesn’t even appear to be produced anymore as only old and import records are available. As dead as one can be.
Pow woW – Regagner Les Plaines (1992) : 1 270 000
Pretty much in the same way as Ocarina, Pow woW blockbuster Regagner Les Plaines performed strongly on the back of an original concept – the album is 100% vocal, a la Pentatonix – that quickly turned out of fashion. The only positive point for it is that the album is French, thus appearing at times on some nostalgia TV shows.
Mariah Carey – Music Box (1993) : 1 290 000
Here comes a specific case. As popular as All I Want For Christmas Is You may be every Christmas, Mariah Carey seems very long gone in the eye of French public. Her last album debuted at #26 and by her third week was out of the Top 200 despite a release at summer time with no competition. She still has a fanbase in the US, but certainly not in France, and even less people interested on her back catalog studio albums.