CSPC: Renaud Popularity Analysis


Physical Singles Sales – Part 3
Boucan D’Enfer (2002) – 194,000 equivalent albums

Docteur Renaud, Mister Renard – 40,000
Manhattan-Kaboul – 600,000
Coeur Perdu – 5,000

Rouge Sang (2006) – 29,000 equivalent albums

Les Bobos – 75,000
Arrêter La Clope – 20,000

Molly Malone Balade Irlandaise (2009) – 0 equivalent album

No single released.

Renaud (2016) – equivalent album

No single released.

Orphan – 96,000 equivalent albums

Viens Chez Moi, J’habite Chez Une Copine – 200,000
C’est Un Mauvais Garçon / Le P’tit Bal Du Samedi Soir – 30,000
Le Camionneur Rêveur – 10,000
Anaïs Nin – 60,000
Dans La Jungle – 20,000

After nearly 15 years with no true big hit, Renaud dropped a duet with Axelle Red, Manhattan-Kaboul, a heart felt answer to the September 11 attacks. A big #2 hit in France, the song sold 600,000 units. Les Bobos was a #8 hit although the market was starting to dip. Surprisingly, Toujours Debout became the first official #1 smash single of the singer in 2016, more than 40 years after his debut. The absence of streaming incorporation at that point no doubt helped, but it is still quite a feat for an artist that had been around for so long.

In the meantime, the Soundtrack song Viens Chez Moi, J’habite Chez Une Copine sold well in the early 80s.

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