France Best Selling Albums Ever:
Update Part 7 (20-1)

#12 – 19,000 UNITS

Louise Attaque – Louise Attaque (1997) : 2,760,000

The unexpected comeback of Louise Attaque this year more than a decade after their last album isn’t the responsible of such a stellar year for 1997 set Louise Attaque. In fact, the greatest selling rock album ever in France doesn’t need extra help, constantly re-entering the main chart of the country. It continued that incredible path in 2016 with 27 weeks charted in the big ranking, 45 inside the Catalog Chart. The 6th top seller of all-time so far overall, this album is now less than 100,000 units away from the #4 spot. Ludicrous target giving the current market environment? With the 20th Anniversary coming within’ a few months, I’ll definitely not rule out this climb to happen in a near future.

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Are the French really that open to English language artist? I thought France is a really tough market to break into. But seems like they are very open indeed.


Hi MJD! Love your updates on the best selling albums in France.

I want to ask whether there are new addition to the list of million selling albums in France. One example is Adele’s 25 album. Is it close to the million threshold? Other albums i remember close to that mark are AC/DC Highway to Hell, a couple of Sade albums etc. Have they surpassed 1 million copies in France?

Looking forward for your next project!

hermelin jean-raymond

Bonjour MJD,avez-vous les chiffres de vente réactualisés sur Led Zeppelin aux USA mais aussi en G-B SVP ? Ou sinon connaissez-vous des liens vers des sites fiables ? Merci par avance.Vous faites un job extraordinaire,bonne journée.JRH06.

Trond Grønvold

You’re doing a good job. I love reading this stuff.

But, I’n curious when IT comes to Crime of the century. how many albums was sold in France last year?
Crime entered back catalogue top-100 at least 12 times.