#2 – 67,000 UNITS
Stromae – Racine Carrée (2013) : 2,065,000
It almost feels like Racine Carrée is still a fairly recent album. A one-in-a-generation kind of success, Stromae sophomore effort continues to be massive. The 26-weeks #1 set, spread over 2013 and 2014, spent each of the first 36 weeks of 2016 inside the global Top 100, 20 of which Top 40. After a 3 years of ground breaking results, the norm would be to see a much weaker 2017 year for the album. It isn’t going to happen as just last week it was #27, almost matching its #25 peak of 2016. Stromae doesn’t seem in a hurry to drop a third album, if it happens though one can only imagine how high Racine Carrée will climb once again.