Week Ending 18th November 2012 / Albums Chart

It’s a very exciting week in the albums chart, as we have four new entries in the top five ! Johnny Hallyday gets his 12th (!) number one album since 2000 with “L’Attente”. With 120,488 copies sold, this new studio album is his most successful one in its first week since November 2005 when “Ma Vérité” opened with 208,771 sales. In November 2007, “Le Coeur D’Un Homme” entered with 107,759 sales, “Ça Ne Finira Jamais” did with 115,221 sales in November 2008, and his last studio album “Jamais Seul” only sold 99,089 copies in its first week in April 2011.

So last week’s number one, Céline Dion slips to number two with “Sans Attendre” in her second week on the chart (48,109 sales / -50%). The second highest new entry of the week is for One Direction at three with “Take Me Home” (43,134 sales), it’s a lot better than “Up All Night” which only entered at number 15 (its peak position) in February with 4,310 sales.

M is new at number four with “Il” (38,332 sales). So it’s not (for the moment) his third number one album, after “Qui De Nous Deux” (for two weeks in November 2003), and “Mister Mystère” (for one week in September 2009) which opened with 51,073 sales. The Rolling Stones enter at five with “GRRR !” (12,454 sales), their last studio album “A Bigger Bang” reached number three in September 2005.

“The 2nd Law” is down three places at six for Muse (9,865 sales / -26%), the album has sold 189,661 copies in its seven weeks in the top 10. Francis Cabrel falls three at number seven with “Vise Le Ciel” in his fourth week on the chart (9,464 sales / -25%), it has sold 75,676 copies so far. Françoise Hardy is also down three places at eight with “L’Amour Fou” in her second week in the top 10 (9,208 sales / -11%).

The compilation “NRJ Hit List 2012 Vol. 2” is a new entry at number nine with 9,138 sales. In her second week in the top 10, Patricia Kaas falls four places at ten with “Kaas Chante Piaf” (8,014 sales / -20%).

Five albums drop out of the top 10 this week. In his second week on the chart, Benjamin Biolay is down eleven places at 13 with “Vengeance” (7,019 sales / -66%). After two weeks in the top 10, the compilation “NRJ Party Hits 2012 Vol. 2” falls six at number 14. Florent Pagny slips eight places at 15 with “Gracias A La Vida”, it spent three weeks in the top 10. “Take The Crown” is down eleven at number 20 for Robbie Williams in its second week on the chart (4,393 sales / -52%), his last album (not a best of) “Reality Killed The Video Star” reached number two and spent two weeks in the top 10 in November 2009. Mister You falls a massive 21 places at number 31 with “MDR 2” in his second week in the top 200.

“Circus” is new at 11 for the group formed by Calogero and also called Circus with 7,829 copies sold. Calogero had three number one albums, with “3” for two weeks in April and August 2004, “Live 1.0” for two weeks in August and September 2005, and “L’Embellie” for two weeks in April and May 2009.

With the release of “The Paradise Edition”, Lana Del Rey‘s “Born To Die” is back up 59 places at number 12 in its 42nd week on the chart, the album reached the top for two weeks in February. The soundtrack of “The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn Part 2” is new at 22, “Breaking Dawn Part 1” reached number 32 in November 2011, and only the first of the series, “Twilight” has been in the top 10, at number four in January 2009.

“¡Dos!” is a new entry at number 24 for Green Day, “¡Uno!” falls 49 places at 160 in its eighth week in the top 200 and reached number 12 in September. “Koi No Yokan” enters the albums chart at 30 for the Deftones, they had one top 10 album in June 2000 with “White Pony” which was number six. Enrico Macias is new at number 39 with “Venez Tous Mes Amis !”, his last album “Voyage D’Une Mélodie” reached number 44 in March 2011.

Christina Aguilera‘s “Lotus” only enters at number 50 with 2,008 sales. Her last album “Bionic” was number 23 in June 2010. She had a top 10 album with “Back To Basics” which reached number 10 in August 2006. “King Animal” is new at 67 for Soundgarden. Whitney Houston enters at a low number 99 with “I Will Always Love You – The Best Of Whitney Houston”.

Have a great seven days ! Happy Thanksgiving !

Top 200 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 NE 01 Johnny Hallyday – L’Attente

02 01 02 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre

03 NE 01 One Direction – Take Me Home

04 NE 01 M – Il

05 NE 01 The Rolling Stones – GRRR !

06 03 07 Muse – The 2nd Law

07 04 04 Francis Cabrel – Vise Le Ciel

08 05 02 Françoise Hardy – L’Amour Fou

09 NE 01 Various Artists – NRJ Hit List 2012 Vol. 2

10 06 02 Patricia Kaas – Kaas Chante Piaf

11 NE 01 Circus – Circus

12 71 42 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

13 02 02 Benjamin Biolay – Vengeance

14 08 03 Various Artists – NRJ Party Hits 2012 Vol. 2

15 07 04 Florent Pagny – Gracias A La Vida

16 12 95 Adele – 21

17 11 04 Michel Sardou – Les Grands Moments – Best Of

18 13 37 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée

19 14 08 Garou – Rhythm And Blues

20 09 02 Robbie Williams – Take The Crown

21 20 09 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge

22 NE 01 Soundtrack – The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn Part 2

23 18 33 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille – 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille

24 NE 01 Green Day – ¡Dos!

25 17 07 Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll

26 22 29 Birdy – Birdy

27 19 11 C2C – Tetra

28 23 11 Lou Doillon – Places

29 26 04 Amaury Vassili – Una Parte Di Me

30 NE 01 Deftones – Koi No Yokan

31 10 02 Mister You – MDR 2

32 33 21 Shy’m – Caméléon

33 32 21 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends

34 25 04 Various Artists – W9 Hits 2013

35 16 02 Lilly Wood & The Prick – The Fight

36 75 03 Philippe Jaroussky – La Voix Des Rêves

37 21 06 Various Artists – NRJ Total Hits 2012 Vol. 2

38 27 04 Stephan Eicher – L’Envolée

39 NE 01 Enrico Macias – Venez Tous Mes Amis !

40 24 04 Raphaël – Super Welter

41 31 89 Selah Sue – Selah Sue

42 58 21 Maroon 5 – Overexposed

43 34 10 Marc Lavoine – Je Descends Du Singe

44 76 18 fun. – Some Nights

45 39 02 Barbara – Best Of 2012

46 36 08 BB Brunes – Long Courrier

47 59 05 Véronique Jannot – Tout Doux

48 37 09 P!nk – The Truth About Love

49 29 10 Various Artists – Stars 80 – La Compilation

50 NE 01 Christina Aguilera – Lotus

51 68 07 Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – The Reckoning

52 60 35 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver

53 42 09 Jenifer – L’Amour Et Moi

54 28 05 Various Artists – Starfloor 2013

55 41 59 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks

56 49 36 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events

57 40 41 One Direction – Up All Night

58 15 02 Sultan – Des Jours Meilleurs

59 108 03 Bastian Baker – Tomorrow May Not Be Better

60 54 17 Keen’V – La Vie Est Belle

61 56 64 David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat

62 62 12 Tryo – Ladilafé

63 48 05 Soundtrack – Stars 80

64 52 09 Mika – The Origin Of Love

65 38 25 Melody Gardot – The Absence

66 144 58 Cliff Martinez – Drive

67 NE 01 Soundgarden – King Animal

68 70 56 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto

69 43 03 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill

70 83 62 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89

71 50 09 Various Artists – NRJ 200% Hits 2012 Vol. 2

72 NE 01 Michèle Torr – Chanter C’Est Prier

73 61 17 Various Artists – Zumba Fitness Dance Party 2012

74 79 04 Fabrice Luchini – Variations

75 53 09 Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss

76 72 27 Les Stentors – Voyage En France

77 44 03 Various Artists – H1ts 2012 Vol. 2

78 63 35 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur

79 90 03 Erik Truffaz Quartet – El Tiempo De La Revolucion

80 74 02 Ibrahim Maalouf – Wind

81 55 04 Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine – Homo Plebis Ultimae Tour

82 RE 03 Théodore, Paul & Gabriel – Please Her, Please Him

83 66 08 Dany Brillant – Viens A Saint-Germain

84 69 09 Saez – Messina

85 30 02 Taylor Swift – Red X

86 45 03 Disiz – Extra-Lucide

87 82 21 Linkin Park – Living Things

88 77 03 Various Artists – Disney : Les Plus Belles Chansons

89 47 03 Stéphan Rizon – From Mars With Love

90 67 02 Angus Stone – Broken Brights

91 65 04 Various Artists – RFM Party 80 Deluxe

92 35 02 Aerosmith – Music From Another Dimension !

93 NE 01 Various Artists – Women

94 51 02 Ne-Yo – R.E.D.

95 73 51 Chimène Badi – Gospel & Soul

96 91 27 Gossip – A Joyful Noise

97 80 10 The xx – Coexist

98 84 05 Placido Domingo – Songs

99 NE 01 Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You – The Best Of Whitney Houston

100 99 08 Cecilia Bartoli – Mission

101 81 06 La Compagnie Créole – En Bonne Compagnie

102 78 02 Various Artists – Best Of 2012 Vol. 2

103 89 109 Adele – 19

104 88 25 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

105 93 08 Sinik – La Plume Et Le Poignard

106 152 09 Various Artists – Noël 2010

107 94 52 Rihanna – Talk That Talk

108 97 51 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love

109 140 06 Beth Hart – Bang Bang Boom Boom

110 92 03 Various Artists – Plus De Hits 2012

111 107 07 Mireille Mathieu – Chante Piaf [2012]

112 134 17 Queen – The Platinum Collection – Greatest Hits I, II & III

113 112 06 Of Monsters And Men – My Head Is An Animal

114 87 03 Daphné – Treize Chansons De Barbara

115 NE 01 Machine Head – Machine F**king Head Live

116 98 03 Thomas Newman – Skyfall

117 NE 01 Salif Keita – Talé

118 102 04 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. City

119 109 12 Various Artists – La Magie De Disney (The Magic Of Disney)

120 85 06 Various Artists – Urban Hits 2012

121 123 11 Kenza Farah – 4 Love

122 120 07 Alexandre Tharaud – Boeuf Sur Le Toit

123 95 03 Mike Brant – Éternel

124 NE 01 Rolando Villazón – Verdi

125 114 10 Wax Tailor – Dusty Rainbow From The Dark

126 104 118 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Ecole Des Points Vitaux

127 101 152 Muse – The Resistance

128 NE 01 The Weeknd – Trilogy

129 103 05 Frère Alessandro – La Voix D’Assise

130 135 07 Lescop – Lescop

131 127 06 Various Artists – Best Of Bond

132 115 11 Khaled – C’Est La Vie

133 129 18 Francis Cabrel – L’Essentiel 1977-2007

134 NE 01 Roseaux – Roseaux

135 105 09 Oxmo Puccino – Roi Sans Carrosse

136 96 06 Zifou – Zifou 2 Dingue

137 57 02 Selah Sue – Rarities

138 116 05 Raggasonic – Raggasonic 3

139 106 02 Barbara – Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons

140 128 07 Mathieu Boogaerts – Mathieu Boogaerts

141 119 09 Michael Jackson – Bad 25

142 181 09 Breakbot – By Your Side

143 151 04 Various Artists – Danse Avec Les Stars

144 125 05 La Troupe De Salut Les Copains – Salut Les Copains, Le Spectacle Musical

145 133 10 ZZ Top – La Futura

146 147 11 Mark Knopfler – Privateering

147 100 67 Céline Dion – D’Eux

148 149 09 Various Artists – Princesses : Les Plus Belles Chansons (2012 Version)

149 132 12 Superbus – Sunset

150 86 03 Kylie Minogue – The Abbey Road Sessions

151 64 02 Hugo TSR Crew – Fenêtre Sur Rue

152 110 12 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2012 Vol. 2

153 163 02 Various Artists – Disney’s Greatest Hits

154 142 09 Bénabar – Bien L’Bonsoir M’sieurs-Dames

155 121 04 Swedish House Mafia – Until Now

156 170 03 Antoine – Demain Loin

157 RE 53 Cœur De Pirate – Blonde

158 RE 61 Irma – Letter To The Lord

159 138 60 Orelsan – Le Chant Des Sirènes

160 111 08 Green Day – ¡Uno!

161 175 03 Various Artists – I Love 80’s – Gold Metal Box

162 122 10 Guy Marchand – Chansons De Ma Jeunesse

163 130 39 Gotye – Making Mirrors

164 171 09 Arno – Future Vintage

165 186 11 Alex Clare – The Lateness Of The Hour

166 RE 05 Edith Piaf – Best Of – Hymne A La Môme (Remasterisé En 2012)

167 136 04 Various Artists – Latino Fitness Club

168 RE 11 Archive – With Us Until You’re Dead

169 158 27 M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

170 RE 10 Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon

171 190 22 Didier Barbelivien – Best Of 3 CD

172 146 04 Lang Lang – The Chopin Album

173 187 102 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne

174 180 11 Eiffel – Foule Monstre

175 124 03 Cody Chesnutt – Landing On A Hundred

176 148 07 Various Artists – Hits And Dance 2012 (Volume 2)

177 RE 65 Jean Ferrat – Best Of – 3 CD

178 NE 01 Various Artists – 60 Comptines Et Berceuses Des Saisons

179 126 10 Emily Loizeau – Mothers & Tygers

180 165 03 Various Artists – Vive Les Années 80

181 157 03 ABBA – The Essential Collection

182 184 07 DJ Mam’s – Fiesta Buena

183 145 06 Various Artists – 100 Bombes Dancefloor 2012-2013

184 137 02 China Moses – Crazy Blues

185 RE 02 Jean-Jacques Goldman – La Collection 81-89

186 RE 12 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe

187 155 07 Various Artists – Fun Remix Club Winter 2012 Vol. 2

188 NE 01 Johnny Hallyday – Hit Box

189 131 42 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend

190 160 05 Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man

191 NE 01 Alex Ferrari – Bara Bere

192 159 02 Various Artists – Collector Années 80 2012

193 172 25 Depeche Mode – The Best Of – Volume 1

194 RE 15 The Cranberries – Roses

195 RE 56 Thomas Dutronc – Silence On Tourne, On Tourne En Rond

196 RE 40 Skip The Use – Can Be Late

197 RE 07 Amy Winehouse – The Album Collection

198 RE 04 Django Reinhardt – Swing De Paris

199 RE 05 Les Ogres De Barback – La Fabrique A Chansons

200 156 02 Various Artists – Amazen

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