It has been 5 years since ChartMasters.org is online. It started with a large string of articles about the best selling albums of all-time in France, articles which served to created the comprehensive top sellers list.
Several years later, we are back on it to update all numbers and add albums which crossed the magical 1 million threshold.
The French Elvis. That is how Johnny Hallyday has been described by media sources all over the World after his passing on December 5. This comparison falls short of highlighting how hugely popular the French singer has been in his native country as not even Elvis Presley‘s catalog is View More
Nobody would seriously expect a 65 year old singer to register the best selling album of the year with fresh new material in any given relevant market. However, the French singer Renaud did just that in 2016 in his native country. Even ferocious competition from Céline DionView More
If we go back in time to 2003, it has now been two years since reality TV stormed into the French Media’s environment. Apart from the pure voyeurism shows, a branch of music-axed programs also quickly appeared led by TF1’s gigantic show Star Academy and M6 channel’s famous Popstars. As successful as they may have been at some point, most singers discovered by those shows are now relics from the past. Most but not M. Pokora who’s now View More
Just after Michael Jackson immensely improved the profile of music videos and MTV, a group of female singers came from obscurity to the spotlight. The World had Madonna and Whitney Houston leading the pack. France on its side had Mylène Farmer, Patricia Kaas and Vanessa Paradis. These are the most remembered, but many others did quite well before them, but have since disappeared. The biggest such flying star was undoubtedly View More
1996 was the year of teen Pop bands. A few years earlier, the movement got started by heavily hyped boys band New Kids On The Block. During the following years the likes Take That, East 17 or Boyzone arrived too. It really was 1996 that saw the phenomenon reach its full traction still. Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Worlds Apart, 3T flooded global charts. In France, the leading weapon View More
Both steps are completed – updating all previously posted million selling albums with their 2016 sales plus adding all new albums over that mark. The only thing left is to compile everything together to build the France best View More
After the successful Rock ‘N’ Roll Attitude era that put him back on track, Johnny Hallyday used the same template with 1986 follow up album, Gang. Calling one other hugely popular singer-songwriter to build this record, this time the Rock legend went after the Pop legend View More
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 View More
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