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

#14 – 18,000 UNITS

Various Artists – Génération Goldman (2012) : 1,020,000

What looked like a perfect Christmas cash-in is transforming into an incredible catalog seller. Génération Goldman, a package of Jean-Jacques Goldman covers by young and popular artists, charted as many as 46 weeks for the year. Some 27 of them were realized by the stand-alone album, all of them during the first 34 weeks of the year. Instead, for the last four months, it was also continuously charting too but this time as part of 2CD package containing also Génération Goldman Vol 2. For how long can such a various artist set continue to sell so well?

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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.