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

#6 – 26,000 UNITS

Zaz – Zaz (2010) : 1,125,000

Just like Génération Goldman, the self titled debut of Zaz charted pretty much all year long, either on its stand-alone form or in a 2CD pack with the album Recto / Verso. Released in May 2010, Zaz has accumulated the insane total of 287+53 weeks charted over its two main versions. Already more than 6 years old, its sales remain huge. The album is truly defining itself as the Clandestino of its era.

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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.