Week Ending 12th August 2012 / Albums Chart

Compilations still lead the way in the French albums chart this week, but there is a new number one. “NRJ Extravadance 2012 Vol.2” is up one place in its second week in the top 10 (14009 sales, -21%). Like last week’s number one “Zumba Fitness Dance Party 2012” (down a place at 2 in its third week in the top 10 with 13702 sales, -28%), “NRJ Extravadance 2012 Vol.2” needed a second week to reach the top spot. Last August, “NRJ Extravadance 2011” went straight to number one and stayed there for three consecutive weeks. As you can see, summers 2011 and 2012 are very similar in the French albums chart…

There are five (!) compilations in the 10 best-selling albums of the week, and the third one is a non-mover at 3 for “NRJ Summer Hits Only 2012”. A former number one (for 4 weeks), it spends its 6th week in the top 10 (11752 sales, -27%).

The best-selling artist album is still Keen’ V who is back up a place at 4 with “La Vie Est Belle” in his third week in the top 10 (11528 sales, -10%). The album has sold 39134 copies so far.

Four compilations are in the top 5 this week, as “M6 Hits Eté 2012” is down a place at 5 in its fourth week in the top 10 (10582 sales, -28%). French people don’t need to download singles, they just buy compilations in which they can find all the songs they like. In the UK, “Now That’s What I Call Music 82” is very successful too, but you can’t imagine a number one in the singles chart selling less than 40000 copies. It’s the same thing also in the US where the best-selling album this week is “Now That’s What I Call Music 43”. In these two big markets, downloads’ sales figures are up, they are up in France too, but with a very small proportion.

“L’Apogée” is a non-mover at 6 for Sexion D’Assaut in its 23rd consecutive week in the top 10 (9302 sales), but it can’t compete with the 77th consecutive week in the top 10 for Adele‘s “21” which also doesn’t move at 7 (5614 sales, -21%).

There is a new compilation in the top 10, as “Tubes Eté 2012” enters the chart at number 8 (5118 sales). Shy’m is still in the top 10, her “Caméléon” is down just a place at 9 in its 7th week in the top 10 (4561 sales, -22%). Chico & The Gypsies are back in the top 10, “Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends” is up three places at 10 in its 7th week in the top 20 (4501 sales). The album reached number 8 in the week ending 22nd July.

“Cut The World” is a new entry at number 20 for Antony & The Johnsons, it is their third album to reach the top 20, after “The Crying Light” (number 4 in January 2009) and “Swanlights” (number 16 in October 2010).

Jean-Luc Lahaye is new at 34 with his best-of “30 Ans De Chansons”. It’s his first appearance in the top 50 since April 2004 when “Gloria” reached number 28. He was very successful in the eighties, we can notice that his song “Papa Chanteur” was number one for one week in the singles chart in January 1986.

Have a very good week !

Top 200 positions / Sources : SNEP, GFK Music

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

02 01 03 Various Artists – Zumba Fitness Dance Party 2012

03 03 06 Various Artists – NRJ Summer Hits Only 2012

04 05 03 Keen’ V – La Vie Est Belle

05 04 04 Various Artists – M6 Hits Eté 2012

06 06 23 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée

07 07 81 Adele – 21

08 NE 01 Various Artists – Tubes Eté 2012

09 08 07 Shy’m – Caméléon

10 13 07 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends

11 NE 01 Various Artists – Skyrock 2012 Vol. 3

12 10 13 Les Stentors – Voyage En France

13 09 08 Didier Barbelivien – Best Of 3 CD

14 11 04 Various Artists – Le Son Dancefloor 2012 Vol. 2

15 12 15 Birdy – Birdy

16 15 21 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur

17 17 45 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks

18 16 11 Yannick Noah – Hommage

19 21 178 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black

20 NE 01 Antony & The Johnsons – Cut The World

21 14 03 Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again… The Hits

22 19 07 Linkin Park – Living Things

23 18 07 Maroon 5 – Overexposed

24 20 28 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

25 23 21 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver

26 24 37 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love

27 32 88 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne

28 31 75 Selah Sue – Selah Sue

29 27 25 Gotye – Making Mirrors

30 35 118 Zaz – Zaz

31 25 02 Various Artists – Summer Hits 2012

32 22 06 Various Artists – Hits Eté 2012

33 26 11 Melody Gardot – The Absence

34 NE 01 Jean-Luc Lahaye – 30 Ans De Chansons

35 37 06 Cathy & David Guetta – F*** Me, I’m Famous 2012

36 36 92 Shakira – Sale El Sol

37 30 89 Jean-Louis Aubert – Roc Éclair

38 34 50 David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat

39 33 05 Various Artists – L’Amour Est Dans Le Pré

40 38 13 Gossip – A Joyful Noise

41 44 60 LMFAO – Sorry For Party Rocking

42 47 42 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto

43 54 38 Rihanna – Talk That Talk

44 28 09 Various Artists – NRJ Party Hits

45 40 08 Various Artists – Best Of Hits 2012

46 48 19 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille – 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille

47 51 27 One Direction – Up All Night

48 45 15 Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts

49 42 03 Various Artists – Hits Eté 2012

50 41 05 Various Artists – Eté 2012

51 50 11 Gusttavo Lima – E Você

52 49 07 Various Artists – Fun Summer Dance 2012

53 57 66 Imany – The Shape Of A Broken Heart

54 43 12 Various Artists – NRJ Hit List 2012

55 39 04 Kassav’ – Le Meilleur De Kassav’

56 67 38 Chimène Badi – Gospel & Soul

57 59 101 Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

58 58 103 M. Pokora – Mise A Jour

59 65 36 Bénabar – Les Bénéfices Du Doute

60 55 22 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events

61 53 04 Various Artists – Def Jam Recordings France Skyrock

62 NE 01 Various Artists – The Very Best Of Shaggy / Chaka Demus & Pliers / Aswad

63 66 46 Orelsan – Le Chant Des Sirènes

64 NE 01 Various Artists – Total Party Hits Summer 2012

65 76 08 Justin Bieber – Believe

66 63 138 Muse – The Resistance

67 61 113 Shy’m – Prendre L’Air

68 56 69 Brigitte – Et Vous, Tu M’Aimes ?

69 62 14 Soundtrack – Project X

70 68 138 David Guetta – One Love

71 70 27 Skip The Use – Can Be Late

72 84 09 Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight

73 52 21 Michel Berger – Pour Me Comprendre

74 69 95 Adele – 19

75 74 59 Keen’ V – Carpe Diem

76 77 08 I Muvrini – Imaginà

77 73 13 M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

78 78 85 Rihanna – Loud

79 72 70 Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine – Suppléments De Mensonge

80 80 07 Matt Houston – Racines

81 60 149 Amy Winehouse – Frank

82 75 09 Various Artists – Dancefloor FG Eté / Summer 2012

83 71 40 Coeur De Pirate – Blonde

84 95 09 Rim’K – Chef De Famille

85 92 25 Michel Teló – Na Balada

86 29 02 Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

87 86 06 Chris Brown – Fortune

88 81 149 Coeur De Pirate – Coeur De Pirate

89 79 16 Various Artists – NRJ Hit Music Only 2012

90 87 13 C2C – Down The Road (EP)

91 101 67 Sexion D’Assaut – En Attendant L’Apogée – Les Chroniques Du 75

92 90 11 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

93 82 55 Nirvana – Nevermind

94 89 09 Various Artists – La Collection RTL Georges Lang Vol. 2

95 83 10 Patti Smith – Banga

96 91 38 Charlie Winston – Running Still

97 64 04 Adriano Celentano – Unicamente Celentano

98 96 09 Natasha St-Pier – Bonne Nouvelle

99 98 148 Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill

100 99 81 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans

101 103 52 Irma – Letter To The Lord

102 107 54 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Pas Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien

103 149 11 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Marley

104 123 28 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend

105 105 106 Sexion D’Assaut – L’École Des Points Vitaux

106 110 80 The Black Eyed Peas – The Beginning

107 118 22 Les Enfoirés – Le Bal Des Enfoirés 2012

108 120 107 Ben L’Oncle Soul – Ben L’Oncle Soul

109 121 38 Christophe Willem – Prismophonic

110 93 05 Various Artists – 100 Tubes Eté 2012

111 119 141 The Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.

112 114 207 Louise Attaque – Louise Attaque

113 88 30 Amy Winehouse – Lioness: Hidden Treasures

114 100 164 Lady Gaga – The Fame

115 85 04 Canardo – A La Youv

116 108 07 Flo Rida – Wild Ones

117 117 147 Thomas Dutronc – Comme Un Manouche Sans Guitare

118 129 28 Youssoupha – Noir D****

119 94 13 Véronique Sanson – Amoureuse

120 151 39 Isabelle Boulay – Les Grands Espaces

121 109 29 Frank Michael – Romantique

122 111 06 Amy Macdonald – Life In A Beautiful Light

123 112 04 Various Artists – Dancefloor Summer Hits 2012

124 97 08 Various Artists – TF1 Hits 2012

125 135 48 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89

126 102 65 Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk

127 145 43 Gérard Lenorman – Duos De Mes Chansons

128 146 34 Roberto Alagna – Pasión

129 137 29 Earth, Wind & Fire – Greatest Hits

130 104 17 ABBA – 18 Hits

131 106 156 Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

132 113 60 Lady Gaga – Born This Way

133 134 135 Gossip – Music For Men

134 127 07 The Offspring – Days Go By

135 144 19 Magic System – D’Abidjan A Paris

136 155 15 Soprano / R.E.D.K. – E=2MC’s

137 124 11 Alain Chamfort – Elles & Lui

138 RE 20 Revolver – Let Go

139 159 39 Louise Attaque – Du Monde Tout Autour

140 131 85 Agnes Obel – Philharmonics

141 116 08 Various Artists – Un Eté D’Enfer 2012

142 139 103 Michael Jackson – Thriller

143 167 65 Metronomy – The English Riviera

144 46 02 Testament – Dark Roots Of Earth

145 132 41 Didier Barbelivien – Mes Préférences

146 160 146 Seal – Soul

147 154 36 The Black Keys – El Camino

148 189 93 Yannick Noah – Frontières

149 168 44 Thomas Dutronc – Silence On Tourne, On Tourne En Rond

150 171 129 IAM – L’École Du Micro D’Argent

151 128 38 Michael Jackson – Number Ones

152 174 06 Various Artists – Les Musiques Du Bien-Etre

153 126 04 Nas – Life Is Good

154 140 128 Melody Gardot – Worrisome Heart

155 142 14 Various Artists – Starfloor, L’Album Dancefloor De L’Eté 2012

156 163 07 The Doors – L.A. Woman

157 185 09 Les Marins D’Iroise – La Belle Aventure

158 122 08 Various Artists – Latina Hits

159 133 04 Various Artists – Chérie Summer 2012

160 156 158 Grégoire – Toi + Moi

161 179 33 Metallica – Metallica

162 148 57 Pitbull – Planet Pit

163 158 18 Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

164 150 74 Soundtrack – Les Petits Mouchoirs

165 161 45 Cliff Martinez – Drive

166 147 09 Usher – Looking 4 Myself

167 141 36 Eddy Mitchell – Ma Dernière Séance

168 RE 16 Florent Pagny – Ma Liberté De Chanter

169 166 20 Simple Plan – Get Your Heart On!

170 130 08 Henri Salvador – Tant De Temps

171 172 28 Beyoncé – 4

172 RE 41 Foster The People – Torches

173 RE 32 Shakira – Live From Paris

174 173 114 Muse – Black Holes & Revelations

175 196 67 Les Prêtres – Gloria

176 NE 01 Marvin – Mon Univers

177 183 133 Muse – Absolution

178 162 09 Various Artists – Ibiza Fever 2012

179 153 40 Camille – Ilo Veyou

180 200 18 The Doors – The Doors

181 125 06 Various Artists – Ces Chansons Qui Nous Ressemblent

182 170 37 Amel Bent – Délit Mineur

183 136 20 Dominique A – Vers Les Lueurs

184 175 26 La Grande Sophie – La Place Du Fantôme

185 180 05 Serj Tankian – Harakiri

186 190 07 Various Artists – Magic Disney

187 195 44 The Black Keys – Brothers

188 177 50 P!nk – Greatest Hits…So Far!!!

189 NE 01 Soundtrack – The Music Of Smash

190 199 09 Alonzo – Amour, Gloire & Cité

191 198 20 Madonna – MDNA

192 RE 35 Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne

193 176 75 Daft Punk – Discovery

194 193 127 Rihanna – Good Girl Gone Bad

195 RE 32 Pink Floyd – The Wall

196 182 41 Soundtrack – Intouchables

197 184 19 Ibrahim Maalouf – Diagnostic

198 RE 61 Jean Ferrat – Best Of 3 CD

199 164 16 Jack White – Blunderbuss

200 RE 23 Ed Sheeran – +

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