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

#10 – 21,000 UNITS

Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier (1996) : 1,760,000

Here he comes again! Sales of Singulier aren’t only impressive on their own, but also highlight how good it is to see all Jean-Jacques Goldman back catalog studio albums do relatively well in spite of being cannibalized by such a huge compilation. The strength of this record is so big that it doesn’t rely on discounts or hype around the artist. During 2016, it never dropped out of the Catalog Chart more than two weeks in a row, totaling 46 weeks on it in total with a #4 peak and a Top 10 placing during the holiday season. Guess what? That’s the worst year of this album since its release. Yeah, we may consider it as the French equivalent of Bob Marley‘s Legend.

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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.