Flashback Chart – P!nk’s I’m Not Dead debuts at #7 in France
More than a year and a half ago, I introduced this blog by mentioning that our role was going to include three main aspects as listed below:
- Collecting raw data.
- Interpreting technically collected values.
- Understanding the social meaning of information.
Since then we have extensively treated the last two parts. During the building process we go through never-ending documents and links of raw data to build the final articles. Today, I’m going to introduce this new series, Flashback Charts, to share some raw data I collected over the years.
I propose to start it with a French document from the week ending April 8, 2006. Why that chart? As a wink to P!nk‘s comeback, this ranking is the debut week of her pivotal album I’m Not Dead.
It isn’t about copy / pasting information already available. Here, I’m adding as an attached file a never before seen document. It is a document that was sent directly from the IFOP, former Soundscan-like system of France, to the labels on a weekly basis.
During that week, P!nk debuted with 10,714 sales at #7. Kelly Clarkson registered her career high sales-wise in France with Breakaway selling 4,796 units. James Blunt was still going strong. A promising singer named Rihanna was debuting with SOS at a then career-high #17 position. Beyoncé‘s Check On It first entered also. Madonna, Mylène Farmer, Dorothée, Mélanie C, the Pussycat Dolls, M Pokora, Ricky Martin, Sean Paul, Najoua Belyzel, Lorie, Celine Dion and, yes, even the Sugababes, were all inside the Top 30 on the Singles side.
The annual album of Les Enfoirés debuted at #1 with 142,131 sales in two days, while Magalie Vaé was the first Star Academy winner to seriously flop with her #13 entry.
No more words, I’ll let you enjoy the file and all its information!
I want to congratulate for your fantastic work!!! I do not miss any article, even you are analyzing one artist I don´t care for. Your analysis are very insigthful. Your estimations always seem very acurate. Plus, you are ready to change/fix your own numbers, which only proves that you are trustworthy 😉 There is only one thing I think this page lacks of: the accesibility of all your data. I will explain what I mean. You know among chart freaks (and others too) loves to compare, put on a context the success. How may times in your coments people ask… Read more »
Hi Raimond! Thanks you for your great feedback. I was definitely aiming at comprehensive lists when I started this blog but obviously the data to build them was missing. We have now studied a solid body of artists, making it more relevant. I was surprised while setting up the Achievements of P!nk to notice that all five 10+ million selling albums from that year were covered. From 2002, 6 out of 7 are done (only Avril left) and so on. After discussing your comment with Anthony, we decided to create a CSPC: Data Collector article. We will start by putting… Read more »
It sounds great!!
After one year I came up with a reasoneable idea, the ratio is not very good jajajaj. I keep on reading 😛
Great! Hope to see other PDF from IFOP!!!