France best selling albums ever: 21 by Adele (2011)
Sometimes even record breaking sales do not need explanations. The album and its singles connected with people, it’s as simple as that. The album 21 by Adele is one of them.
This sophomore effort registered some of the best results seen in decades in the UK, Canada, the US and Australia, among other countries. The story was no different in France where the LP reached highs unseen by an english-language release in nearly 20 years. More precisely since Michael Jackson‘s Dangerous album was released in 1991.
Her third album, 25, is already making big progress and is poised to reach the million mark sooner or later.
Yearly French sales stand as below:
A grand total of 1,816,000 copies sold.
Net shipment as of the end of 2015 is estimated at 1,850,000 copies.