Week Ending 30th December 2012 / Albums Chart

As I always try to find a reliable source for the albums chart (and it’s not very easy), I have decided to use the one from the SNEP website as a reference for my articles, rather than the one from Charts In France. From one week to another, they can change the methodology for the latter, so I thought it was important for you readers to know that. On the SNEP website, compilations are excluded from the chart, but if they are big-sellers, you will always be informed in my articles.

Why is that precision important this week ? In fact, the best-selling album for the week ending 30th December is… a compilation. NRJ Music Awards 2013  is new at number one in the comprehensive albums chart with 84,530 sales. It’s not a big surprise as it’s always a big seller at this time of the year, NRJ Music Awards 2012  opened with 60,401 sales in January 2012.

“Génération Goldman” spends a third week at the top of the albums chart as it’s up one place in its sixth week in the top 10 (55,591 sales / -58%). The album has sold 486,738 copies so far. It’s down one at number two for Céline Dion with “Sans Attendre” (47,605 sales / -66%). In its eight weeks in the top 10, the album has sold 568,609 copies.

“Monkey Me” is back up one place at three for Mylène Farmer in its fourth week in the top 10 (23,169 sales / -68%). 308,630 copies of “Monkey Me” have been sold so far. Johnny Hallyday slips one at number four with “L’Attente” (22,841 sales / -70%), it has sold 386,633 copies in its seven weeks in the top 10.

There is no move at five for Patrick Bruel with “Lequel De Nous” (20,432 sales / -64%), 206,482 copies have been sold in its five weeks in the top 10. “O Filles De L’Eau” stays at number six for Nolwenn Leroy in its fifth week in the top 10 (17,054 sales / -66%), “O Filles De L’Eau” has sold 182,375 copies so far.

Rihanna is back up one place at seven with “Unapologetic” (16,019 sales / -56%), the album has sold 157,945 copies in its six weeks in the top 10. “Le Droit De Rêver” climbs one place at number eight for Tal in its 41st week on the chart (15,918 sales / -56%), it has sold around 216,300 copies.

In its 43rd week in the top 200, “L’Apogée” is back in the top 10 as it’s up three at number nine for Sexion D’Assaut (15,772 sales / -52%), “L’Apogée” has sold around 556,000 copies so far. Muse‘s “The 2nd Law” falls three at number ten in its 13th week on the chart (15,070 sales / -67%), around 313,900 copies of “The 2nd Law” have been sold.

One album drops out of the top 10 this week. “Opéra Rouge” is down two places at 12 for Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge in its 15th week in the top 200 (14,345 sales / -59%).

Lana Del Rey is back up nine places at number 20 with “Born To Die” in her 48th week on the chart, the album was at the top for two weeks in February. “Futur” also climbs nine at number 27 for Booba in its fifth week in the top 200.

In its 70th week on the chart, “Nothing But The Beat” is up 18 places at 36 for David Guetta. “Mylo Xyloto” is up a massive 22 places at number 44 for Coldplay, the album was number one for one week in October 2011, moreover it’s down one at number 19 for their “Live 2012” in its sixth week on the chart.

Have a great week ! Happy New Year, everybody !!!

Top 200 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 02 06 Various Artists – Génération Goldman
02 01 08 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre
03 04 04 Mylène Farmer – Monkey Me
04 03 07 Johnny Hallyday – L’Attente
05 05 05 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
06 06 05 Nolwenn Leroy – O Filles De L’Eau
07 08 06 Rihanna – Unapologetic
08 09 41 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
09 12 43 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée
10 07 13 Muse – The 2nd Law
11 11 35 Birdy – Birdy
12 10 15 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge
13 16 03 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
14 13 101 Adele – 21
15 17 42 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events
16 14 41 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur
17 15 07 M – Il
18 19 27 Shy’m – Caméléon
19 18 06 Coldplay – Live 2012
20 29 48 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
21 25 33 Les Stentors – Voyage En France
22 23 07 One Direction – Take Me Home
23 26 05 Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
24 20 10 Francis Cabrel – Vise Le Ciel
25 22 06 Jean-Louis Aubert – Live = Vivant
26 21 04 Olivia Ruiz – Le Calme Et La Tempête
27 36 05 Booba – Futur
28 27 14 Garou – Rhythm And Blues
29 30 17 Lou Doillon – Places
30 24 06 Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day
31 33 06 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée A Bercy
32 35 17 C2C – Tetra
33 39 39 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille – 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille
34 37 10 Amaury Vassili – Una Parte Di Me
35 28 04 Serge Lama – La Balade Du Poète
36 54 70 David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat
37 32 08 Patricia Kaas – Kaas Chante Piaf
38 41 27 Maroon 5 – Overexposed
39 38 06 AC/DC – Live At River Plate
40 31 10 Florent Pagny – Gracias A La Vida
41 34 08 Françoise Hardy – L’Amour Fou
42 47 65 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
43 46 15 P!nk – The Truth About Love
44 66 62 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
45 40 13 Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll
46 44 05 Julien Clerc – Symphonique : A L’Opéra National De Paris – Palais Garnier
47 42 16 Marc Lavoine – Je Descends Du Singe
48 62 31 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
49 55 23 Keen’V – La Vie Est Belle
50 45 05 Cali – Vernet Les Bains
51 56 04 Keny Arkana – Tout Tourne Autour Du Soleil
52 48 14 BB Brunes – Long Courrier
53 60 95 Selah Sue – Selah Sue
54 49 08 Benjamin Biolay – Vengeance
55 43 09 Philippe Jaroussky – La Voix Des Rêves
56 81 51 The Black Keys – El Camino
57 52 27 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends
58 87 47 One Direction – Up All Night
59 58 05 Eros Ramazzotti – Noi
60 57 07 Circus – Circus
61 77 02 Collectif Métissé – Y’A Plus K Danser
62 72 14 Cecilia Bartoli – Mission
63 61 31 Melody Gardot – The Absence
64 51 10 Fabrice Luchini – Variations
65 53 08 Robbie Williams – Take The Crown
66 67 07 Enrico Macias – Venez Tous Mes Amis !
67 64 06 Amy Winehouse – At The BBC
68 70 03 Howard Shore – The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey
69 63 15 Mika – The Origin Of Love
70 65 08 Ibrahim Maalouf – Wind
71 59 18 Tryo – Ladilafé
72 76 15 Jenifer – L’Amour Et Moi
73 110 58 Rihanna – Talk That Talk
74 80 08 Lilly Wood & The Prick – The Fight
75 50 04 André Rieu – Joyeux Noël
76 68 86 Brigitte – Et Vous, Tu M’Aimes ?
77 73 57 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love
78 75 11 Véronique Jannot – Tout Doux
79 96 45 Gotye – Making Mirrors
80 74 15 Saez – Messina
81 69 06 Salvatore Adamo – La Grande Roue
82 97 83 Les Prêtres – Gloria
83 92 57 Chimène Badi – Gospel & Soul
84 79 09 Bastian Baker – Tomorrow May Not Be Better
85 109 88 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
86 86 16 The xx – Coexist
87 95 12 La Compagnie Créole – En Bonne Compagnie
88 89 15 Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
89 91 24 fun. – Some Nights
90 114 43 Amy Winehouse – Lioness : Hidden Treasures
91 141 71 Metronomy – The English Riviera
92 82 14 Dany Brillant – Viens A Saint-Germain
93 168 58 Cœur De Pirate – Blonde
94 71 10 Stephan Eicher – L’Envolée
95 103 06 Pitbull – Global Warming
96 121 134 Zaz – Zaz
97 152 53 Gérard Lenorman – Duos De Mes Chansons
98 NE 01 Various Artists – Electro Shock
99 84 33 Gossip – A Joyful Noise
100 78 05 Roberto Alagna – Pasión Live
101 83 10 Raphaël – Super-Welter
102 179 29 Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday – Roman Reloaded
103 106 08 Mister You – MDR 2
104 99 03 Sheila – Solide
105 119 53 Bénabar – Les Bénéfices Du Doute
106 93 27 Linkin Park – Living Things
107 88 10 Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine – Homo Plebis Ultimae Tour
108 101 62 Thomas Dutronc – Silence On Tourne, On Tourne En Rond
109 100 40 Frank Michael – Romantique
110 128 38 Julien Clerc – Fou Peut-Etre
111 RE 108 M. Pokora – Mise A Jour
112 111 08 Taylor Swift – Red
113 112 04 Zaho – Contagieuse
114 RE 70 Sexion D’Assaut – En Attendant L’Apogée – Les Chroniques Du 75
115 127 02 Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man
116 180 77 Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine – Suppléments De Mensonge
117 94 09 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
118 183 76 LMFAO – Sorry For Party Rocking
119 102 16 Various Artists – Stars 80 – La Compilation
120 107 15 Michael Jackson – Bad 25
121 117 66 Orelsan – Le Chant Des Sirènes
122 85 11 Placido Domingo – Songs
123 90 13 Alexandre Tharaud – Boeuf Sur Le Toit
124 RE 68 Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk
125 184 21 Florent Pagny – Ma Liberté De Chanter – Live Acoustic
126 157 49 Soundtrack – Intouchables
127 151 43 Amel Bent – Délit Mineur
128 120 64 Cliff Martinez – Drive
129 105 03 Green Day – ¡Tré!
130 143 09 Disiz – Extra-Lucide
131 156 17 Khaled – C’Est La Vie
132 125 52 Camille – Ilo Veyou
133 189 47 Vanessa Paradis & M – Un Monstre A Paris
134 115 34 Les Enfoirés – Le Bal Des Enfoirés 2012
135 131 04 Wiz Khalifa – O.N.I.F.C.
136 118 15 Oxmo Puccino – Roi Sans Carrosse
137 129 18 Superbus – Sunset
138 133 22 The Beatles – 1
139 116 07 Roseaux – Roseaux
140 134 25 Justin Bieber – Believe
141 RE 28 Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You
142 RE 29 Beyoncé – 4
143 108 09 Erik Truffaz Quartet – El Tiempo De La Revolucion
144 98 124 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Ecole Des Points Vitaux
145 RE 22 Seal – Soul 2
146 137 17 Kenza Farah – 4 Love
147 155 08 Sultan – Des Jours Meilleurs
148 113 15 Bénabar – Bien L’Bonsoir M’sieurs-Dames
149 135 07 Soundtrack – The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn Part 2
150 146 67 Irma – Letter To The Lord
151 163 14 Sinik – La Plume Et Le Poignard
152 122 34 Dominique A – Vers Les Lueurs
153 104 09 Daphné – Treize Chansons De Barbara
154 124 14 Green Day – ¡Uno!
155 RE 46 Foster The People – Torches
156 RE 16 The Cranberries – Roses
157 159 41 Lucenzo – Emigrante Del Mundo
158 144 46 Skip The Use – Can Be Late
159 RE 64 Keen’V – Carpe Diem
160 RE 10 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
161 123 11 La Troupe De Salut Les Copains – Salut Les Copains, Le Spectacle Musical
162 169 13 Lescop – Lescop
163 130 16 Wax Tailor – Dusty Rainbow From The Dark
164 149 08 Angus Stone – Broken Brights
165 136 07 Salif Keita – Talé
166 RE 46 Christophe Willem – Prismophonic
167 126 28 Yannick Noah – Hommage
168 RE 30 Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts
169 187 10 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city
170 132 09 Stéphan Rizon – From Mars With Love
171 RE 16 Chris Brown – Fortune
172 139 07 Green Day – ¡Dos!
173 148 80 Imany – The Shape Of A Broken Heart
174 158 07 Vitalic – Rave Age
175 140 17 Mark Knopfler – Privateering
176 RE 18 Arthur H – Baba Love
177 174 15 Breakbot – By Your Side
178 NE 01 Rod Stewart – Merry Christmas, Baby
179 191 10 Swedish House Mafia – Until Now
180 147 11 Frère Alessandro – La Voix D’Assise
181 186 40 Roberto Alagna – Pasión
182 RE 23 Lenny Kravitz – Black And White America
183 196 46 Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne
184 185 12 Cat Power – Sun
185 RE 48 Isabelle Boulay – Les Grands Espaces
186 RE 05 Guizmo – C’Est Tout
187 RE 07 Ne-Yo – R.E.D.
188 RE 09 Ahmad Jamal – Blue Moon
189 197 35 Michel Teló – Na Balada
190 167 16 ZZ Top – La Futura
191 161 09 Thomas Newman – Skyfall
192 138 16 Chilly Gonzales – Solo Piano II
193 150 15 Arno – Future Vintage
194 176 31 M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
195 RE 16 Alain Souchon – A Cause D’Elles
196 145 07 Michèle Torr – Chanter C’Est Prier
197 175 06 The Pogues – In Paris – 30th Anniversary Concert At The Olympia
198 RE 10 Chico & The Gypsies – Chantent Charles Aznavour
199 RE 46 Charlie Winston – Running Still
200 160 13 Mireille Mathieu – Chante Piaf [2012]