France best selling albums ever:
One by The Beatles (2000)

In terms of overall worldwide sales nobody can compete with the Beatles. In terms of album sales in France yet several acts, including international ones – Michael Jackson or Pink Floyd among others – seriously challenge their hegemony. It hasn’t prevent One 2000 compilation from managing huge sales in the country.

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France best selling albums ever:
Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain by Yann Tiersen (2001)

Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amélie Poulain by Yann Tiersen

Many soundtracks are well known for being part of all-time best sellers everywhere – a la Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Bodyguard or Titanic. Strong selling local soundtracks have been a very rare phenomenon yet although France music scene is dominated by local acts. We can name three main ones, each selling over a million: Le Grand Bleu by Eric Serra, Amélie Poulain by Yann Tiersen and Les Choristes by Bruno Coulais.

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