France Best Selling Albums Ever

Non English/French language Albums

01 Andrea Bocelli Romanza (1997) : 2 855 000
02 Era Era (1997) : 2 180 000
03 Manu Chao Clandestino (1998) : 1 825 000
04 Manu Chao Proxima Estacion Esperanza (2001) : 1 065 000
05 Laura Pausini E Ritorno (2001) : 1 005 000

It is tough to reach such a milestone with a foreign language album. Out of the five records which did it, three are projects from French artists by both Era and Manu Chao. Remaining albums by Andrea Bocelli and Laura Pausini are both Italian albums. One interesting point is that all those albums got released within’ four years during the all-time peak of the market, proving how nearly impossible it is to sell 1 million of such a release without highly favorable conditions.

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If we talk about worldwide-sales, Celine Dion’ s “S’il Suffisait D’Aimer” album is the second best-selling french album of all time, behind “D’eux”


Waiting for France best-selling music artists of all time list.


Salut MJ.
Un classement de ce style est-il prévu concernant les ventes totales d’artistes français ou francophones ?
Ce serait intéressant d’avoir des estimations sérieuses pour contrer les aberrations que l’on lit souvent (comme les centaines de millions de Tino, Mireille, Dalida, Aznavour, Sardou, Adamo…)


No Gilbert Bécaud, no Yves Montand, no Avril Lavigne….:)