France Album Sales: Beyonce

Survivor (2001) Era

While the previous album was still quite alive, the Destiny’s Child issued their third album in April 2001, Survivor. Obviously, the newly gained fan base sent the record much higher as it peaked on its second week at #4, backed by strong lead single of the same name which peaked at #12. Independent Women 2000 hit was also featured in the tracklist.

Sophomore single Bootylicious was a nice urban hit as well, reaching #14 with 20 weeks on charts. The album retained a Top 50 placing during five consecutive months, sticking around much higher than the previous set. It was the 44th top seller of 2001 on 220,000 sales.

In 2002 the album failed to get as much legs as its predecessor, dropping charts in January. New single Emotion, which peaked in March at #61 only was unable to send the album back inside the rankings.

In the meantime, 8 Days Of Christmas was released for 2001 fall. As French public has never been much familiar with this kind of albums, the set only attracted 15,000 buyers over the holyday season, peaking at a mere #134. This is pretty much the same number of sales managed by March 2002 remix album This Is The Remix, which peaked at #54 on a much softer period.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. Survivor – 37,281,000
  2. Bootylicious – 27,270,000
  3. Independent Women Part I – 20,468,000

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