Week Ending 25th November 2012 / Albums Chart

In this week’s French albums chart, we have five new entries in the top 10, and ‘Génération Goldman’ is the highest of them at number one (70,913 sales). The album is composed of Jean-Jacques Goldman‘s old songs sung by artists such as M. Pokora, Tal, Shy’m, Corneille, Zaz, Christophe Willem, Amel Bent, Emmanuel MoireJean-Jacques Goldman is a very popular French singer, his studio albums sold one million copies each. He decided to stop his career as a singer a few years ago (even if he’s still an active member of Les Enfoirés every year), his last studio album ‘Chansons Pour Les Pieds’ was released in November 2001, it was obviously number one for three weeks in November and December 2001 and stayed in the top 10 for 30 weeks. We have to notice that he was number one for two weeks in August 2007 with Patrick Fiori and Christine Ricol with ‘4 Mots Sur Un Piano’ in the singles chart.

After one week at the top, Johnny Hallyday falls one place with ‘L’Attente’ (39,082 sales / -68%). In its two weeks on the chart, the album has sold 159,570 copies. Rihanna enters at three with ‘Unapologetic’ (37,342 sales), it’s her fifth top 10 album, after ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ (number eight in September 2008), ‘Rated R’ (number 10 in November 2009), ‘Loud’ (number three in November 2010), and ‘Talk That Talk’ (number two in November 2011).

In her third week in the top 10, Céline Dion falls two places at four with ‘Sans Attendre’ (35,910 sales / -25%), the album has sold 179,588 copies so far. Coldplay‘s ‘Live 2012’ is new at five (20,815 physical sales), ‘Live 2003’ only reached number 26 in November 2003. Coldplay had three number one albums, with ‘X&Y’ for two weeks in June 2005, ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’ for nine weeks from June to August 2008, and with ‘Mylo Xyloto’ for one week in October 2011.

M falls two at number six with ‘Il’ in his second week on the chart (15,452 sales / -60%). With five unreleased songs in it, M. Pokora‘s new edition of ‘A La Poursuite Du Bonheur’ is up a massive 71 places at number seven in its eighth week in the top 10 (14,788 sales), the album reached number two in March.

‘Live = Vivant’ is new at eight for Jean-Louis Aubert (14,671 sales), his last studio album ‘Roc-Eclair’ reached number two in December 2010. Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Celebration Day’ enters the albums chart at number nine (13,166 sales), ‘How The West Was Won’ was number 11 in May 2003. ‘Take Me Home’ falls seven places at ten for One Direction in its second week in the top 10 (12,685 sales / -71%), the album has sold 55,819 copies.

Six albums drop out of the top 10 this week. After seven weeks in the top 10, Muse‘s ‘The 2nd Law’ slips six at number 12 (9,728 sales / -1%), the album was number one for three weeks in October and has sold 199,389 copies. ‘Vise Le Ciel’ is down eight places at 15 for Francis Cabrel in its fifth week on the chart. ‘NRJ Hit List 2012 Vol. 2’ falls nine at 18 in its second week in the top 200. ‘GRRR!’ is down 14 places at 19 for The Rolling Stones after just one week in the top 10 (6,591 sales / -47%). After two weeks in the top 10, Françoise Hardy falls 16 at number 24 with ‘L’Amour Fou’. ‘Kaas Chante Piaf’ is down 17 places at 27 for Patricia Kaas, the album spent two weeks in the top 10.

Grégory Lemarchal is new at 11 with ‘Cinq Ans’ (10,693 sales), he was the 2004 winner of the French TV show Star Academy, he had two number one albums, with ‘Je Deviens Moi’ for one week in April 2005, and just after his death on 30th April 2007 with ‘La Voix D’Un Ange’ for four weeks in June and July 2007.

AC/DC‘s ‘Live At River Plate’ enters at number 13, the band was number one with ‘Black Ice’ for one week in October 2008. Two compilations are new in the top 20, ‘Le Son Dancefloor 2013’ at 17, and ‘Zumba Fitness Dance Party Vol. 2’ at number 20.

‘L’Apogée A Bercy’ is a new entry at number 23 for Sexion D’Assaut, ‘L’Apogée’ was at the top of the albums chart for five weeks from March to June. Pitbull‘s ‘Global Warming’ enters at 43 (2,519 sales), his last album ‘Planet Pit’ reached number 13 in October 2011. ‘Amy Winehouse At The BBC’ is another new entry at 54 for Amy Winehouse, her ‘Back To Black’ was at the top for one week in November 2007.

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Top 200 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 NE 01 Various Artists – Génération Goldman

02 01 02 Johnny Hallyday – L’Attente

03 NE 01 Rihanna – Unapologetic

04 02 03 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre

05 NE 01 Coldplay – Live 2012

06 04 02 M – Il

07 78 36 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur

08 NE 01 Jean-Louis Aubert – Live = Vivant

09 NE 01 Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day

10 03 02 One Direction – Take Me Home

11 NE 01 Grégory Lemarchal – Cinq Ans

12 06 08 Muse – The 2nd Law

13 NE 01 AC/DC – Live At River Plate

14 18 38 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée

15 07 05 Francis Cabrel – Vise Le Ciel

16 19 09 Garou – Rhythm And Blues

17 NE 01 Various Artists – Le Son Dancefloor 2013

18 09 02 Various Artists – NRJ Hit List 2012 Vol. 2

19 05 02 The Rolling Stones – GRRR!

20 NE 01 Various Artists – Zumba Fitness Dance Party Vol. 2

21 26 30 Birdy – Birdy

22 17 05 Michel Sardou – Les Grands Moments – Best Of

23 NE 01 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée A Bercy

24 08 03 Françoise Hardy – L’Amour Fou

25 21 10 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge

26 52 36 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver

27 10 03 Patricia Kaas – Kaas Chante Piaf

28 12 43 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

29 16 96 Adele – 21

30 15 05 Florent Pagny – Gracias A La Vida

31 14 04 Various Artists – NRJ Party Hits 2012 Vol. 2

32 11 02 Circus – Circus

33 13 03 Benjamin Biolay – Vengeance

34 25 08 Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll

35 29 05 Amaury Vassili – Una Parte Di Me

36 23 34 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille – 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille

37 28 12 Lou Doillon – Places

38 27 12 C2C – Tetra

39 76 28 Les Stentors – Voyage En France

40 20 03 Robbie Williams – Take The Crown

41 45 03 Barbara – Best Of 2012

42 37 07 Various Artists – NRJ Total Hits 2012 Vol. 2

43 NE 01 Pitbull – Global Warming

44 48 10 P!nk – The Truth About Love

45 32 22 Shy’m – Caméléon

46 36 04 Philippe Jaroussky – La Voix Des Rêves

47 NE 01 Various Artists – 2013

48 70 63 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89

49 56 37 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events

50 43 11 Marc Lavoine – Je Descends Du Singe

51 22 02 Soundtrack – The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn Part 2

52 34 05 Various Artists – W9 Hits 2013

53 46 09 BB Brunes – Long Courrier

54 NE 01 Amy Winehouse – At The BBC

55 42 22 Maroon 5 – Overexposed

56 47 06 Véronique Jannot – Tout Doux

57 51 08 Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – The Reckoning

58 33 22 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends

59 59 04 Bastian Baker – Tomorrow May Not Be Better

60 41 90 Selah Sue – Selah Sue

61 NE 01 Various Artists – Pop Rock Station By Zegut RTL2

62 NE 01 Salvatore Adamo – La Grande Roue

63 38 05 Stephan Eicher – L’Envolée

64 NE 01 Various Artists – Autour De Minuit #2

65 55 60 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks

66 NE 01 Guizmo – C’Est Tout

67 62 13 Tryo – Ladilafé

68 80 03 Ibrahim Maalouf – Wind

69 35 03 Lilly Wood & The Prick – The Fight

70 49 11 Various Artists – Stars 80 – La Compilation

71 31 03 Mister You – MDR 2

72 40 05 Raphaël – Super Welter

73 39 02 Enrico Macias – Venez Tous Mes Amis !

74 NE 01 Jean-Jacques Goldman – La Collection 1990-2001

75 64 10 Mika – The Origin Of Love

76 93 02 Various Artists – Women

77 53 10 Jenifer – L’Amour Et Moi

78 60 18 Keen’V – La Vie Est Belle

79 75 10 Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss

80 57 42 One Direction – Up All Night

81 65 26 Melody Gardot – The Absence

82 NE 01 The Pogues – In Paris – 30th Anniversary Concert At The Olympia

83 84 10 Saez – Messina

84 85 03 Taylor Swift – Red

85 68 57 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto

86 83 09 Dany Brillant – Viens A Saint-Germain

87 74 05 Fabrice Luchini – Variations

88 63 06 Soundtrack – Stars 80

89 58 03 Sultan – Des Jours Meilleurs

90 73 18 Various Artists – Zumba Fitness Dance Party 2012

91 44 19 fun. – Some Nights

92 54 06 Various Artists – Starfloor 2013

93 71 10 Various Artists – NRJ 200% Hits 2012 Vol. 2

94 77 04 Various Artists – H1ts 2012 Vol. 2

95 NE 01 Various Artists – Age Tendre Et Têtes De Bois

96 61 65 David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat

97 24 02 Green Day – ¡Dos!

98 81 05 Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine – Homo Plebis Ultimae Tour

99 88 04 Various Artists – Disney : Les Plus Belles Chansons

100 69 04 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill

101 NE 01 Queen – Hungarian Rhapsody – Queen Live In Budapest

102 95 52 Chimène Badi – Gospel & Soul

103 106 10 Various Artists – Noël 2010

104 66 59 Cliff Martinez – Drive

105 87 22 Linkin Park – Living Things

106 114 04 Daphné – Treize Chansons De Barbara

107 NE 01 Various Artists – Les Voix De L’Enfant

108 91 05 Various Artists – RFM Party 80 Deluxe

109 139 03 Barbara – Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons

110 108 52 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love

111 100 09 Cecilia Bartoli – Mission

112 185 03 Jean-Jacques Goldman – La Collection 81-89

113 101 07 La Compagnie Créole – En Bonne Compagnie

114 79 04 Erik Truffaz Quartet – El Tiempo De La Revolucion

115 30 02 Deftones – Koi No Yokan

116 112 18 Queen – The Platinum Collection – Greatest Hits I, II & III

117 90 03 Angus Stone – Broken Brights

118 89 04 Stéphan Rizon – From Mars With Love

119 104 26 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

120 97 11 The xx – Coexist

121 103 110 Adele – 19

122 96 28 Gossip – A Joyful Noise

123 86 04 Disiz – Extra-Lucide

124 RE 35 Frank Michael – Romantique

125 119 13 Various Artists – La Magie De Disney (The Magic Of Disney)

126 102 03 Various Artists – Best Of 2012 Vol. 2

127 105 09 Sinik – La Plume Et Le Poignard

128 98 06 Placido Domingo – Songs

129 82 04 Théodore, Paul & Gabriel – Please Her, Please Him

130 RE 02 Vitalic – Rave Age

131 NE 01 Joe Cocker – Fire It Up

132 133 19 Francis Cabrel – L’Essentiel 1977-2007

133 72 02 Michèle Torr – Chanter C’Est Prier

134 107 53 Rihanna – Talk That Talk

135 141 10 Michael Jackson – Bad 25

136 186 13 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe

137 122 08 Alexandre Tharaud – Boeuf Sur Le Toit

138 125 11 Wax Tailor – Dusty Rainbow From The Dark

139 99 02 Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You – The Best Of Whitney Houston

140 129 06 Frère Alessandro – La Voix D’Assise

141 121 12 Kenza Farah – 4 Love

142 173 103 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne

143 130 08 Lescop – Lescop

144 116 04 Thomas Newman – Skyfall

145 126 119 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Ecole Des Points Vitaux

146 94 03 Ne-Yo – R.E.D.

147 135 10 Oxmo Puccino – Roi Sans Carrosse

148 163 40 Gotye – Making Mirrors

149 149 13 Superbus – Sunset

150 127 153 Muse – The Resistance

151 110 04 Various Artists – Plus De Hits 2012

152 RE 10 AC/DC – Back In Black

153 RE 03 AC/DC – Live [2 CD Collector’s Edition]

154 92 03 Aerosmith – Music From Another Dimension !

155 111 08 Mireille Mathieu – Chante Piaf [2012]

156 RE 02 The Heavy – Glorious Dead

157 175 04 Cody Chesnutt – Landing On A Hundred

158 117 02 Salif Keita – Talé

159 120 07 Various Artists – Urban Hits 2012

160 123 04 Mike Brant – Eternel

161 146 12 Mark Knopfler – Privateering

162 67 02 Soundgarden – King Animal

163 118 05 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. City

164 131 07 Various Artists – Best Of Bond

165 50 02 Christina Aguilera – Lotus

166 113 07 Of Monsters And Men – My Head Is An Animal

167 148 10 Various Artists – Princesses : Les Plus Belles Chansons (2012 Version)

168 147 68 Céline Dion – D’Eux

169 166 06 Edith Piaf – Best Of – Hymne A La Môme (Remasterisé En 2012)

170 177 66 Jean Ferrat – Best Of – 3 CD

171 109 07 Beth Hart – Bang Bang Boom Boom

172 142 10 Breakbot – By Your Side

173 153 03 Various Artists – Disney’s Greatest Hits

174 196 41 Skip The Use – Can Be Late

175 160 09 Green Day – ¡Uno!

176 158 62 Irma – Letter To The Lord

177 154 10 Bénabar – Bien L’Bonsoir M’sieurs-Dames

178 132 12 Khaled – C’Est La Vie

179 134 02 Roseaux – Roseaux

180 136 07 Zifou – Zifou 2 Dingue

181 145 11 ZZ Top – La Futura

182 140 08 Mathieu Boogaerts – Mathieu Boogaerts

183 159 61 Orelsan – Le Chant Des Sirènes

184 124 02 Rolando Villazón – Verdi

185 164 10 Arno – Future Vintage

186 195 57 Thomas Dutronc – Silence On Tourne, On Tourne En Rond

187 171 23 Didier Barbelivien – Best Of 3 CD

188 143 05 Various Artists – Danse Avec Les Stars

189 162 11 Guy Marchand – Chansons De Ma Jeunesse

190 144 06 La Troupe De Salut Les Copains – Salut Les Copains, Le Spectacle Musical

191 192 03 Various Artists – Collector Années 80 2012

192 RE 04 London Philharmonic Orchestra – Les 50 Plus Grands Morceaux De Musique Classique

193 155 05 Swedish House Mafia – Until Now

194 RE 08 Charles Aznavour – Platinum Collection

195 RE 06 AC/DC – Highway To Hell

196 181 04 ABBA – The Essential Collection