France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 7 (20-1)
Game, set & match. No, this article isn’t about the last extraordinary Roger Federer triumph in Australia. After going through six extensive parts of our comprehensive France Best Selling Albums Ever master series update, we reach the very last one which features the Top 20 catalog sellers from the pack.
All those albums are over 12,000 units sold in 2016, the equivalent of roughly 100,000 yearly sales in the US, a strong result in our day and age. The Top 10 matches 20,000 copies while the Top 3 adds for an impressive 266,000 units. Wondering who has been pulling such figures during the year? You are a lucky one as your question will be answered within’ the next pages.
Are the French really that open to English language artist? I thought France is a really tough market to break into. But seems like they are very open indeed.
French are opened to British artists, not that much to the US ones. There is a few exceptions, the most obvious one MJ, but in general UK acts perform much better. For example, bands like Muse, Jamiroquai, Texas, Cranberries, etc. performed as well / better than supposedly much bigger acts like the Guns, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith or Van Halen. US bands big in France like Nirvana are truly rare!
Hi MJD! Love your updates on the best selling albums in France.
I want to ask whether there are new addition to the list of million selling albums in France. One example is Adele’s 25 album. Is it close to the million threshold? Other albums i remember close to that mark are AC/DC Highway to Hell, a couple of Sade albums etc. Have they surpassed 1 million copies in France?
Looking forward for your next project!
Bonjour MJD,avez-vous les chiffres de vente réactualisés sur Led Zeppelin aux USA mais aussi en G-B SVP ? Ou sinon connaissez-vous des liens vers des sites fiables ? Merci par avance.Vous faites un job extraordinaire,bonne journée.JRH06.
Les chiffres de Led Zeppelin pour chaque album ont été posté dans l’article CSPC du groupe il y a quelques mois seulement 🙂
En tapant le nom du groupe dans le champ “Search”, c’est le premier résultat !
As mentioned inside those articles, Highway to Hell is up to 975,000 units. Bob Marley album Uprising is on 980,000 copies. Michael Sardou record La Vieille shipped 990,000 units, the same tally of Louane 2015 album Chambre 12, both just ahead of the 980,000 copies from Adele last album 25. All those albums plus a few others are likely to get into the ranking within’ one to three years. No Sade album will get there soon as Diamond Life, under 950,000 units, isn’t selling too well now.
You’re doing a good job. I love reading this stuff.
But, I’n curious when IT comes to Crime of the century. how many albums was sold in France last year?
Crime entered back catalogue top-100 at least 12 times.
Crime of the Century indeed sold well in 2016, moving an estimated 9,000 units.