France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 7 (20-1)
#17 – 13,000 units
Manu Chao – Clandestino (1998) : 1,825,000
Clandestino has been writing record books since its release. Holder of the longest consecutive run inside the Top 75 with 133 weeks, it then became the slowest climb to the top by reaching the summit on its 135th charted week. It broke a third historical record by being Top 10 overall as deep on its run by reaching it after 180 weeks. With such an unreal trajectory and enduring popularity, it was expected to see huge catalog sales for this record. Peaking at a relatively low #33 position inside the Catalog Chart with no activity from Manu Chao this year, the album doesn’t disappoint still as it was just as consistent as during its early days by sticking around for 32 weeks in total. If it manages to get a huge reissue in 2018, breaking the 2 million mark isn’t completely out of question in the middle to long run.