CSPC: Johnny Hallyday Popularity Analysis

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Physical Singles Sales – The 00s

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 3 ratio between one album and one physical single.

A La Vie, A La Mort (2002) – 414,000 equivalent albums

Marie – 1,020,000
Ne reviens pas – 110,000
L’instinct – 110,000
Je n’ai jamais pleuré – 140,000

Ma vérité (2005) – 192,000 equivalent albums

Ma religion dans son regard – 250,000
La paix – 30,000
Le temps passe – 100,000
Mon plus beau Noël – 260,000

Le Cœur d’un Homme (2007) – 24,000 equivalent albums

Always – 80,000

Ca Ne Finira Jamais (2008) – 18,000 equivalent albums

Ca n’finira jamais – 60,000

A groundbreaking smash, Marie remained in the Top 3 for 11 weeks, 3 of which at #1, in spite of heavy competition from reality TV contests and Las Ketchup. The song became his second million seller after Que Je T’Aime some 33 years earlier.

If the figures are largely unimpressive for remaining singles, it is mostly because the market collapsed during this period. This lower market also enabled his fan base to have a bigger impact on the charts were he landed 15 Top 10 hits including 5 #1s for the decade. After Ca n’finira jamais, the focus was definitely set on albums as no further physical singles were issued.

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