Week Ending 19th May 2013 / Albums Chart

Vanessa Paradis or Zaz ? Zaz or Vanessa Paradis ? And the winner is… Vanessa Paradis ! Her Love Songs debuts at the top with 48,853 sales, it’s her third number one album in the 2000s, after Bliss (for one week in October 2000), and Divinidylle (for two weeks in September 2007). Divinidylle had opened with 65,027 CDs sold. As the album was available physically, Recto Verso climbs 33 places at number two for Zaz in its second week on the chart (44,469 sales). We can think it’s a bit disappointing for her as her eponymous debut album spent nine consecutive weeks at number one from June to August 2010, this week it climbs 27 places at 41 in its 154th week on the chart. If Recto Verso sold more CDs than Love Songs (around 41,200 vs 39,200), the latter is at the top on the downloads whereas Zaz is only at three (around 9,700 for Vanessa Paradis vs 3,300 for Zaz).

French rapper Kery James is new at three with Dernier MC (13,194 sales), his Réel was at the top of the albums chart for one week in May 2009. In its fourth week in the top 10, the album Thérèse / Vivre D’Amour slips one place at four (7,563 sales / -15%). It’s down three at number five for Emmanuel Moire with Le Chemin (7,182 sales / -23%), the album has sold 34,448 copies in three weeks.

Unorthodox Jukebox slips one place at six for Bruno Mars in its 16th week inside the ten best-sellers (6,707 sales / +2%). IAM‘s Arts Martiens is also down one at number seven in its fourth week in the top 10 (5,900 sales / -4%). Hugh Laurie falls four places at eight with Didn’t it Rain in his third week in the top 10.

In his fourth week inside the top 10, Maxime Le Forestier is back up one at nine with Le Cadeau. Frank Michael moves down three at number ten with Quelques Mots D’Amour in his fourth week in the top 10.

Three albums drop out of the top 10 this week. After three weeks inside the ten best-sellers, Alex Hepburn is down three places at twelve with Together Alone, the album reached number three. In its fourth week on the chart, the compilation NRJ Spring Hits 2013 falls five places at number 13. Last week’s number one, Seth Gueko‘s Bad Cowboy is down to number 25 (!) in its second week on the chart (3,200 sales / -70%), it’s not that surprising as the album debuted with rather low sales figures for a chart-topper (10,659 sales) and rap albums have often a difficult second week. It’s the biggest fall ever for a number one album, beating the 1-15 by L.I.M.‘s “Délinquant” in November 2007, and Booba‘s “Lunatic” in December 2010. They are both rap albums.

It’s up a massive 133 places at number eleven for Chico & The Gypsies with Fiesta in their second week in the top 250 (4,800 sales), can it be their second top 10 album after Chico & The Gypsies … & Friends which peaked at seven in August 2012 ? Stay tuned. The soundtrack from The Great Gatsby is also a big climber as it moves up 55 at number 14 in its second week on the chart (3,900 sales / +225%).

There is a new entry at number 18 for Vampire Weekend with Modern Vampires Of The City, it’s a bit lower than Contra which reached number 15 in January 2010. In her seventh week inside the top 250, Carla Bruni is back up nine places at 20 with Little French Songs, the album spent two weeks at number two.

Les Appareuses Trompences debuts at number 31 for Boulevard Des Airs, it’s their second top 40 album as Paris-Buenos Aires peaked at 24 in October 2011. Kassav’ is new at 32 with Sonjé, its last studio album All U Need Is Zouk only reached number 58 in December 2007, but we can notice that the compilation Le Meilleur De Kassav’ was number 20 in July 2012.

ABBA legend Agnetha Faltskog enters at number 85 with A (1,015 sales), it’s her first charting solo album in France.

Have a great week !

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 NE 01 Vanessa Paradis – Love Songs
02 35 02 Zaz – Recto Verso
03 NE 01 Kery James – Dernier MC
04 03 05 Various Artists – Thérèse / Vivre D’Amour
05 02 03 Emmanuel Moire – Le Chemin
06 05 23 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
07 06 04 IAM – Arts Martiens
08 04 03 Hugh Laurie – Didn’t It Rain
09 10 04 Maxime Le Forestier – Le Cadeau
10 07 04 Frank Michael – Quelques Mots D’Amour
11 144 02 Chico & The Gypsies – Fiesta
12 09 05 Alex Hepburn – Together Alone
13 08 04 Various Artists – NRJ Spring Hits 2013
14 69 02 Soundtrack – The Great Gatsby
15 18 08 Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
16 11 63 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée
17 17 04 will.i.am – #willpower
18 NE 01 Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
19 14 10 Les Enfoirés – La Boîte A Musique Des Enfoirés
20 29 07 Carla Bruni – Little French Songs
21 15 08 Various Artists – Robin Des Bois
22 19 35 P!nk – The Truth About Love
23 13 02 Various Artists – Le Son Dancefloor 2013 Vol. 2
24 16 04 Musique De La Légion Etrangère – Héros
25 01 02 Seth Gueko – Bad Cowboy
26 50 18 Soundtrack – Django Unchained
27 33 68 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
28 20 18 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
29 24 26 Various Artists – Génération Goldman
30 22 35 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge
31 NE 01 Boulevard Des Airs – Les Appareuses Trompences
32 NE 01 Kassav’ – Sonjé
33 49 12 Kavinsky – Outrun
34 37 55 Birdy – Birdy
35 26 07 Jacques Higelin – Beau Repaire
36 31 17 The Lumineers – The Lumineers
37 32 08 Vigon Bamy Jay – Les Soul Men
38 27 05 Lara Fabian – Le Secret
39 23 02 Valerie June – Pushin’ Against A Stone
40 21 08 Various Artists – NRJ Hit Music Only 2013
41 68 154 Zaz – Zaz
42 59 25 Nolwenn Leroy – O Filles De L’Eau
43 38 14 Indochine – Black City Parade
44 48 10 David Bowie – The Next Day
45 42 16 Asaf Avidan – Different Pulses
46 30 07 Psy 4 De La Rime – 4ème Dimension
47 47 61 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
48 53 28 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre
49 39 09 Woodkid – The Golden Age
50 28 37 C2C – Tetra
51 25 05 Axel Tony – Je Te Ressemble
52 43 05 Michael Bublé – To Be Loved
53 34 26 Rihanna – Unapologetic
54 73 90 Daft Punk – Discovery
55 60 09 Zazie – Cyclo
56 51 121 Adele – 21
57 58 22 Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man
58 40 04 Phoenix – Bankrupt!
59 61 37 Lou Doillon – Places
60 55 05 Alex Beaupain – Après Moi Le Déluge
61 45 03 Various Artists – Nocturnes RTL Georges Lang
62 76 115 Selah Sue – Selah Sue
63 94 126 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne
64 66 33 Muse – The 2nd Law
65 62 87 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
66 41 06 Various Artists – Planète Rap 2013
67 121 87 Daft Punk – Homework
68 12 02 Justice – Access All Arenas
69 56 27 One Direction – Take Me Home
70 54 11 Various Artists – NRJ Total Hits 2013
71 95 24 Mylène Farmer – Monkey Me
72 44 07 Patrick Sébastien – A L’Attaque
73 93 27 M – Il
74 64 25 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
75 63 61 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur
76 84 35 Jenifer – L’Amour Et Moi
77 79 59 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille – 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille
78 82 19 Pascal Obispo – Millésimes
79 103 212 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
80 81 108 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
81 90 47 Maroon 5 – Overexposed
82 46 32 Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – The Reckoning
83 74 85 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
84 57 03 Deep Purple – Now What ?!
85 NE 01 Agnetha Fältskog – A
86 52 06 Various Artists – 100 Hits 2013 Vol. 2
87 75 11 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur Tour – Live A Bercy
88 80 09 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
89 102 66 The Black Keys – El Camino
90 67 06 Various Artists – Fun Club 2013
91 83 23 Zaho – Contagieuse
92 107 43 Keen’V – La Vie Est Belle
93 113 26 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée A Bercy
94 NE 01 Grems – Vampire
95 NE 01 Bridgit Mendler – Hello My Name Is…
96 96 30 ABBA – 18 Hits
97 91 09 Saez – Miami
98 150 31 Daft Punk – Human After All
99 101 57 Skip The Use – Can Be Late
100 70 04 Little Mix – DNA
101 105 47 Shy’m – Caméléon
102 162 24 Olivia Ruiz – Le Calme Et La Tempête
103 196 81 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
104 78 10 Youn Sun Nah – Lento
105 97 11 Dido – Girl Who Got Away
106 89 15 La Fouine – Drôle De Parcours
107 110 154 IAM – L’Ecole Du Micro D’Argent
108 71 15 Various Artists – Piou Piou Dance Party
109 112 62 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events
110 87 08 Madeleine Peyroux – The Blue Room
111 100 25 Booba – Futur
112 85 03 Hanni El Khatib – Head In The Dirt
113 106 80 Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk
114 167 57 Amy Winehouse – Lioness : Hidden Treasures
115 RE 32 Mika – The Origin Of Love
116 RE 06 Eric Serra – Le Grand Bleu (Remastered)
117 92 09 Various Artists – W9 Hits 2013 Vol. 2
118 129 38 Melody Gardot – The Absence
119 119 27 Johnny Hallyday – L’Attente
120 159 15 Supertramp – Breakfast In America
121 NE 01 Eléphant – Collective Mon Amour
122 125 05 Major Lazer – Free The Universe
123 RE 02 Biga Ranx – Good Morning Midnight
124 123 34 Garou – Rhythm And Blues
125 172 171 Muse – The Resistance
126 179 76 Nirvana – Nevermind
127 RE 02 Various Artists – Buddha Bar XV
128 NE 01 Demi Lovato – Demi
129 88 25 Taylor Swift – Red
130 86 37 Depeche Mode – The Best Of – Volume 1
131 RE 105 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Chansons Pour Les Pieds
132 206 141 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Ecole Des Points Vitaux
133 175 81 Metronomy – The English Riviera
134 NE 01 Various Artists – Best Of Kuduro
135 134 06 La Femme – Psycho Tropical Berlin
136 RE 74 Céline Dion – D’Eux
137 183 37 Linkin Park – Living Things
138 216 77 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love
139 135 101 Rihanna – Loud
140 109 25 Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
141 132 67 One Direction – Up All Night
142 126 07 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
143 111 08 Les Ogres De Barback – Pitt Ocha Et La Tisane De Couleurs
144 115 07 Pierre Bachelet – Best Of 3 CD
145 99 03 Various Artists – Urban Hits 2013
146 77 02 Joe Satriani – Unstoppable Momentum
147 146 06 Florent Mothe – Rock In Chair
148 122 26 Coldplay – Live 2012
149 151 05 Têtes Raides – Corps De Mots
150 65 05 Lisa Angell – Des Mots…
151 140 38 Tryo – Ladilafé
152 RE 21 Serge Lama – La Balade Du Poète
153 143 34 BB Brunes – Long Courrier
154 NE 01 Rodriguez – Coffret Rodriguez
155 164 08 Eric Clapton – Old Sock
156 149 36 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends
157 147 13 Axelle Red – Rouge Ardent
158 168 50 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
159 180 50 La Grande Sophie – La Place Du Fantôme
160 242 119 M. Pokora – Mise A Jour
161 136 09 Various Artists – The Voice 2 : Le Meilleur Des Auditions A L’Aveugle
162 178 78 Imany – The Shape Of A Broken Heart
163 195 58 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend
164 171 36 Marc Lavoine – Je Descends Du Singe
165 98 15 Various Artists – NRJ 200% Hits 2013
166 190 81 Daft Punk – Alive 2007
167 RE 70 Rihanna – Talk That Talk
168 104 04 Various Artists – Spring Break Hits 2013
169 128 11 Didier Barbelivien – Dédicacé
170 114 06 Various Artists – Dance Kids 2013
171 236 133 Shy’m – Prendre L’Air
172 120 07 Richard Galliano – Vivaldi
173 234 31 Soundtrack – Dirty Dancing
174 36 02 Iggy & The Stooges – Ready To Die
175 124 08 Mickaël Miro – Le Temps Des Sourires
176 RE 46 Michael Jackson – Thriller
177 117 44 fun. – Some Nights
178 RE 103 Charlie Winston – Hobo
179 173 30 Florent Pagny – Gracias A La Vida
180 RE 58 Gotye – Making Mirrors
181 RE 80 Sexion D’Assaut – En Attendant L’Apogée – Les Chroniques Du 75
182 118 04 Snoop Lion – Reincarnated
183 154 07 Rokia Traoré – Beautiful Africa
184 139 08 Jean-Louis Murat – Toboggan
185 182 25 Cécilia Bartoli – Mission
186 RE 55 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Pas Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
187 198 26 The Rolling Stones – GRRR!
188 145 12 Renaud Capuçon – Le Violon Roi
189 209 67 Coeur De Pirate – Blonde
190 RE 114 Shakira – Sale El Sol
191 138 13 Roch Voisine – Duophonique
192 NE 01 Sexy Sushi – Vous N’Allez Pas Repartir Les Mains Vides ?
193 137 13 Rodriguez – Cold Fact
194 116 06 Various Artists – 100 Dance 2013 Vol. 2
195 187 39 Soundtrack – Pulp Fiction
196 RE 10 Atoms For Peace – Amok
197 RE 46 Charlie Winston – Running Still
198 RE 22 Stephan Eicher – L’Envolée
199 212 10 Sanseverino – Honky Tonk
200 RE 02 Jimi Hendrix – Good Morning England (The Boat That Rocked)
201 215 08 The Strokes – Comedown Machine
202 RE 94 Eddie Vedder – Into The Wild
203 185 25 Grégory Lemarchal – Cinq Ans
204 RE 62 Bénabar – Les Bénéfices Du Doute
205 208 12 David Bowie – The Best Of David Bowie 1980/1987
206 204 224 Louise Attaque – Louise Attaque
207 192 89 Soundtrack – Les Petits Mouchoirs
208 108 03 Various Artists – Dance D’Enfer 2013
209 RE 14 Noir Désir – Tostaky
210 RE 20 Otis Redding – Dock Of The Bay
211 197 50 Les Stentors – Voyage En France
212 142 05 Fall Out Boy – Save Rock And Roll
213 131 09 Various Artists – Les Hits 2013 (Volume 2)
214 RE 170 Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
215 203 50 Soundtrack – Intouchables
216 133 09 Various Artists – RFM Party 80 2013
217 RE 22 Amaury Vassili – Una Parte Di Me
218 130 04 Alibi Montana & L.I.M. – Rue 2
219 RE 31 Neil Young – Harvest
220 166 02 Caro Emerald – The Shocking Miss Emerald
221 NE 01 The National – Trouble Will Find Me
222 RE 09 David Guetta – One More Love / Pop Life
223 RE 13 1995 – Paris Sud Minute
224 141 16 Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
225 188 13 Rose – Et Puis Juin
226 235 27 Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day
227 RE 29 Seal – Soul 2
228 201 134 Adele – 19
229 RE 18 Of Monsters And Men – My Head Is An Animal
230 RE 15 Michael Jackson – Bad 25
231 189 13 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
232 RE 86 David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat
233 169 04 Passenger – All The Little Lights
234 RE 23 Benjamin Biolay – Vengeance
235 165 04 Popa Chubby – Universal Breakdown Blues
236 160 06 Puggy – To Win The World
237 RE 169 Grégoire – Toi + Moi
238 232 24 Circus – Circus
239 RE 18 Soundtrack – Grease
240 RE 133 Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
241 181 11 Brice Conrad – La Nuit Bleue
242 RE 151 Muse – Absolution
243 NE 01 Primal Scream – More Light
244 NE 01 Various Artists – Best Of Zouk Love
245 170 29 Michel Sardou – Les Grands Moments – Best Of
246 RE 138 Alain Bashung – Bleu Pétrole
247 RE 08 The Doors – L.A. Woman
248 RE 72 Thomas Dutronc – Silence On Tourne, On Tourne En Rond
249 224 06 Paramore – Paramore
250 163 12 Various Artists – Party Fun 2013


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