Week Ending 5th August 2012 / Albums Chart

Since the week ending 30th January 2011, compilations are present in the combined albums chart, and this week something unusual happened : the four best-selling albums in France are all compilations. In the past, we could see three of them in the top 4 (as last week), but we never see an entire top 4 albums with compilations only. But for the moment, there are no new releases from “big” artists, and compilations are always very good sellers in France during the summer, indeed they had already dominated the albums chart for eight consecutive weeks last year with “NRJ Summer Hits Only 2011” (five weeks) and “NRJ Extravadance 2011” (three weeks).

There is a change at the top of the albums chart, as “Zumba Fitness Dance Party 2012” is up two places in its second week in the chart (18930 sales, +49%). The highest new entry of the week is at 2 with “NRJ Extravadance 2012 Volume 2” with 17795 sales. As mentioned above, “NRJ Extravadance 2011” spent three weeks at the top, it entered the chart at the top with better sales (26678) in the week ending 7th August 2011.

The last four weeks’ number one, “NRJ Summer Hits Only 2012” is now at 3 in its 5th week in the top 10 (16030 sales, -6%). “M6 Hits Eté 2012” is a non-mover at 4 in its third week in the top 10 (14778 sales, +17%).

The highest artist album is at number 5, and it’s down three places for Keen’V with “La Vie Est Belle” in his second week in the top 10 (12785 sales, -14%).

For the first time, “L’Apogée” is out of the top 5 for Sexion D’Assaut in its 22nd week in the top 10, but it’s their most successful album in terms of weeks spent in the top 10, indeed “L’Apogée” has beaten “L’Ecole Des Points Vitaux” which was there for 21 weeks from April to August 2010. But it will be difficult for them to equal Adele‘s “21” which doesn’t move at number 7 in its 76th (!) consecutive week in the top 10 (7079 sales, +21%).

In her 6th week in the top 10, Shy’m is down two places at 8 with “Caméléon” (5826 sales, -4%), it has sold 60074 copies so far. A former number 6 five weeks ago, Didier Barbelivien is back in the top 10 with his “Best Of 3 CD”, he climbs from 13 to 9 in his seventh week in the chart (5329 sales). “Voyage En France” is a non-mover at 10 for Les Stentors in its 12th week in the top 10 (5217 sales, +18%).

It’s a good week for Maroon 5, as “Overexposed” is back in the top 20, up seven places at number 18 in its 6th week in the chart. “Overexposed” reached number 5 as a new entry in the week ending 1st July. The second new entry is at number 25 and it’s… another compilation, “Summer Hits 2012”.

The US number one, Rick Ross enters the French albums chart at number 29 with “God Forgives, I Don’t”. It’s a huge improvement for Rick Ross, as he only charted with one album, “Port Of Miami” which spent one week in the chart, reaching number 165 in August 2006.

Have a wonderful week !

Top 100 Positions / Sources : SNEP, GFK Music

01 03 02 Various Artists – Zumba Fitness Dance Party 2012

02 NE 01 Various Artists – NRJ Extravadance 2012 Vol. 2

03 01 05 Various Artists – NRJ Summer Hits Only 2012

04 04 03 Various Artists – M6 Hits Eté 2012

05 02 02 Keen’V – La Vie Est Belle

06 05 22 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée

07 07 80 Adele – 21

08 06 06 Shy’m – Caméléon

09 13 07 Didier Barbelivien – Best Of 3 CD

10 10 12 Les Stentors – Voyage En France

11 08 03 Various Artists – Le Son Dancefloor 2012 Vol. 2

12 09 14 Birdy – Birdy

13 11 06 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends

14 12 02 Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again… The Hits

15 17 20 M. Pokora – À La Poursuite Du Bonheur

16 14 10 Yannick Noah – Hommage

17 18 44 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks

18 25 06 Maroon 5 – Overexposed

19 19 06 Linkin Park – Living Things

20 21 27 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

21 15 177 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black

22 16 05 Various Artists – Hits Eté 2012

23 27 20 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver

24 22 36 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love

25 NE 01 Various Artists – Summer Hits 2012

26 24 10 Melody Gardot – The Absence

27 26 24 Gotye – Making Mirrors

28 23 08 Various Artists – NRJ Party Hits

29 NE 01 Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

30 33 88 Jean-Louis Aubert – Roc Eclair

31 29 74 Selah Sue – Selah Sue

32 30 87 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne

33 49 04 Various Artists – L’Amour Est Dans Le Pré

34 39 49 David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat

35 34 117 Zaz – Zaz

36 42 91 Shakira – Sale El Sol

37 28 05 Cathy & David Guetta – F*** Me, I’m Famous 2012

38 40 12 Gossip – A Joyful Noise

39 20 03 Kassav’ – Le Meilleur De Kassav’

40 37 07 Various Artists – Best Of Hits 2012

41 44 04 Various Artists – Eté 2012

42 NE 01 Various Artists – Hits Eté 2012

43 35 11 Various Artists – NRJ Hit List 2012

44 46 59 LMFAO – Sorry For Party Rocking

45 38 14 Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts

46 NE 01 Testament – Dark Roots Of Earth

47 45 41 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto

48 48 18 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille – 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille

49 41 06 Various Artists – Fun Summer Dance 2012

50 52 10 Gusttavo Lima – E Você

51 54 26 One Direction – Up All Night

52 95 20 Michel Berger – Pour Me Comprendre

53 36 03 Various Artists – Def Jam Recordings France Skyrock

54 62 37 Rihanna – Talk That Talk

55 43 21 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events

56 31 68 Brigitte – Et Vous, Tu M’Aimes ?

57 111 65 Imany – The Shape Of A Broken Heart

58 55 102 M. Pokora – Mise A Jour

59 51 100 Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

60 53 148 Amy Winehouse – Frank

61 75 112 Shy’m – Prendre L’Air

62 57 13 Soundtrack – Project X

63 70 137 Muse – The Resistance

64 47 03 Adriano Celentano – Unicamente Celentano

65 68 35 Bénabar – Les Bénéfices Du Doute

66 61 45 Orelsan – Le Chant Des Sirènes

67 67 37 Chimène Badi – Gospel & Soul

68 60 137 David Guetta – One Love

69 74 94 Adele – 19

70 59 26 Skip The Use – Can Be Late

71 71 39 Coeur De Pirate – Blonde

72 58 69 Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine – Suppléments De Mensonge

73 56 12 M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

74 83 58 Keen’V – Carpe Diem

75 65 08 Various Artists – Dancefloor FG Eté / Summer 2012

76 85 07 Justin Bieber – Believe

77 69 07 I Muvrini – Imaginà

78 72 84 Rihanna – Loud

79 79 15 Various Artists – NRJ Hit Music Only 2012

80 78 06 Matt Houston – Racines

81 80 148 Coeur De Pirate – Coeur De Pirate

82 88 54 Nirvana – Nevermind

83 64 09 Patti Smith – Banga

84 50 08 Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight

85 73 03 Canardo – A La Youv

86 93 05 Chris Brown – Fortune

87 77 12 C2C – Down The Road (EP)

88 63 29 Amy Winehouse – Lioness: Hidden Treasures

89 76 08 Various Artists – La Collection RTL Georges Lang Vol. 2

90 105 10 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

91 124 37 Charlie Winston – Running Still

92 110 24 Michel Teló – Na Balada

93 84 04 Various Artists – 100 Tubes Eté 2012

94 106 12 Véronique Sanson – Amoureuse

95 107 08 Rim’K – Chef De Famille

96 87 08 Natasha St-Pier – Bonne Nouvelle

97 103 07 Various Artists – TF1 Hits 2012

98 91 147 Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill

99 108 80 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans

100 141 163 Lady Gaga – The Fame

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