France Best Selling Albums Ever

01.06.08 [daddy´s LP´s]

PER ALBUM TYPE

Best Of Albums

01 Queen Greatest Hits II (1991) : 2 170 000
02 Bob Marley Legend (1984) : 1 905 000
03 ABBA Gold – Greatest Hits (1992) : 1 815 000
04 Jean-Jacques Goldman Singulier (1996) : 1 760 000
05 Elton John The Very Best Of (1990) : 1 735 000
06 Mylène Farmer Les Mots (2001) : 1 555 000
07 Florent Pagny Bienvenue Chez Moi (1995) : 1 550 000
08 Francis Cabrel Cabrel 77-87 (1987) : 1 530 000
09 The Beatles 1967-1970 (1973) : 1 495 000
10 Jacques Brel 15 Ans D’Amour (1988) : 1 470 000
11 Charles Aznavour 20 Chansons D’Or (1987) : 1 445 000
12 The Beatles 1962-1966 (1973) : 1 365 000
13 Simon & Garfunkel Greatest Hits (1972) : 1 330 000
14 Queen Greatest Hits (1981) : 1 265 000
15 Supertramp The Very Best Of (1990) : 1 235 000
16 Emile & Images Jusqu’Au Bout De La Nuit (1999) : 1 220 000
17 Dire Straits Money For Nothing (1988) : 1 220 000
18 U2 Best Of 1980-1990 (1998) : 1 215 000
19 Lionel Richie Back To Front (1992) : 1 180 000
20 Madonna The Immaculate Collection (1990) : 1 090 000

Most of those albums have already been discussed through previous lists. A trio of albums need to be highlighted yet. Queen classic 1991 set tops the list in part thanks to Platinum Collection sales. The same box sends Greatest Hits I to #14 too. Bob Marley perennial seller Legend is runner up, which looks natural as iconic as it is. Jean-Jacques Goldman owns the greatest selling compilation among local acts, again quite naturally giving his dominance on French music scene. ABBA cult Gold album is at #3 and still going strong. Out of the top 7 albums, those three happen to be the only ones not almost completely replaced and as such are hot favorites to extend their lead.

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RLAAMJR.

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”

RLAAMJR.

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

Dex

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…)

Daydreamer

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

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