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

#7 – 25,000 UNITS

Nirvana – Nevermind (1991) : 1,690,000

Having MTV Unplugged In New York inside the Top 10 catalog sellers among all millionaire albums is already a huge feat for Nirvana, they do better as Nevermind sits there too. Selling less than the former up to October, the hype around the 25th anniversary of the latter shot it all the way up to #19  in the Comprehensive Chart, moving relevant numbers during the last quarter. It wasn’t the lone album to get boosted by those news as the compilation Nirvana went #45, two of the highest ranked catalog albums of the year.

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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.