Week Ending 22nd September 2013 / Albums Chart

There were many big new releases last week, but Stromae has managed to spend a fourth non-consecutive week at the top of the French albums chart with Racine Carrée, the album has even improved its sales figures in its fifth week inside the top 10 (51,851 sales / +26%) ! In its 81st week on the chart, Stromae‘s Cheese climbs three places at number 18.

This week’s highest new entry is for Grégoire at number two with his third album Les Roses De Mon Silence (16,949 sales). His debut LP Toi + Moi spent a great total of 44 weeks in the top 10 and was Number One for two weeks in July and August 2009. Le Même Soleil was at the top for one week in November 2010 when it debuted with 23,559 CDs sold.

Loud Like Love is new at three for Placebo (15,686 sales), so it’s not their fifth Number One album (yet), after Black Market Music (for one week in October 2000), Sleeping With Ghosts (for one week in July 2004), Meds (for one week in March 2006), and Battle For The Sun (for one week in June 2009).

In its fourth week inside the ten best-sellers, Génération Goldman Vol. 2 slips two places at four (10,914 sales / -32%). Feutres Et Pastels is Lynda Lemay‘s ninth top five album as it enters at number five with 10,558 sales. She got three Number Ones, with Du Coq A L’Ame (for one week in October 2000), Les Lettres Rouges (for three weeks in April and May 2002), and Un Paradis Quelque Part (for one week in February 2005).

Tal falls three places at six with A L’Infini in her third week inside the top 10 (9,706 sales / -37%). There is a new entry at number seven for the compilation NRJ 200% Hits 2013 Vol. 2 (9,300 sales). Avicii debuts at eight with True (8,925 sales).

Katie Melua gets her fifth top 10 album as Ketevan enters at number nine with 6,185 sales. She reached number nine in October 2006 with Piece By Piece, number four in October 2007 with Pictures, The House was number five in May 2010. Her last album Secret Symphony debuted and peaked at seven in March 2012 with 11,313 sales. In their second week in the top 10, Arctic Monkeys fall six places at ten with AM (5,500 sales / -58%).

Six albums drop out of the top 10 this week. After 17 consecutive weeks inside the ten best-sellers, Subliminal slips two at number eleven for Maître Gims. Bruno Mars is down four places at twelve with Unorthodox Jukebox in his 41st week on the chart. A former Number One, Luc Arbogast‘s Odysseus falls eight at number 13 in its seventh week inside the top 20. In its fifth week on the chart, the compilation NRJ Hits 2013 Vol. 2 moves down ten places at 17. Last week’s new entry at number ten, Philippe Jaroussky is down to 19 with Farinelli Porpora Arias. After just one week in the top 10, Madonna‘s MDNA World Tour falls a massive 31 places at number 37 (1,700 sales / -79%).

The Changing Lights is Stacey Kent‘s third top 20 album as it debuts at number 16 (3,900 sales). Breakfast On The Morning Tram was number eleven in October 2007, and Raconte-Moi… peaked at ten in March 2010. MGMT‘s eponymous album climbs 213 places at 26 in its second week on the chart, it’s their third top 30 album, after Oracular Spectacular (number 22 in May 2008), and Congratulations (number seven in April 2010).

Jack Johnson is new at 27 with From Here To Now To You (2,700 sales). Sleep Through The Static is his only top 10 album, peaking at six in February 2008. The Diving Board debuts at number 29 for Elton John (2,334 sales). The last time he reached the top 20 was in October 2001 when Songs From The West Coast entered at 19. His last top 10 album is still The Big Picture (number four in September 1997).

Brigitte Fontaine enters at number 32 with J’Ai L’Honneur D’Etre (2,000 sales), her Kekeland peaked at ten in September 2001. I Know I’ll Be Alright is new at 78 for Térez Montcalm, the Canadian singer-songwriter was number 37 in October 2009 with Connection.

Have a great seven days !

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 01 05 Stromae – Racine Carrée
02 NE 01 Grégoire – Les Roses De Mon Silence
03 NE 01 Placebo – Loud Like Love
04 02 04 Various Artists – Génération Goldman Vol. 2
05 NE 01 Lynda Lemay – Feutres Et Pastels
06 03 03 Tal – A L’Infini
07 NE 01 Various Artists – NRJ 200% Hits 2013 Vol. 2
08 NE 01 Avicii – True
09 NE 01 Katie Melua – Ketevan
10 04 02 Arctic Monkeys – AM
11 09 18 Maître Gims – Subliminal
12 08 41 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
13 05 07 Luc Arbogast – Odysseus
14 11 02 London Grammar – If You Wait
15 13 18 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
16 NE 01 Stacey Kent – The Changing Lights
17 07 05 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2013 Vol. 2
18 21 81 Stromae – Cheese
19 10 02 Philippe Jaroussky – Farinelli Porpora Arias
20 12 08 Keen’V – Ange Ou Démon
21 18 15 Christophe Maé – Je Veux Du Bonheur
22 16 21 Emmanuel Moire – Le Chemin
23 17 20 Zaz – Recto Verso
24 14 09 Various Artists – NRJ Party Hits 2013
25 15 26 Various Artists – Robin Des Bois
26 239 02 MGMT – MGMT
27 NE 01 Jack Johnson – From Here To Now To You
28 19 07 Various Artists – NRJ Extravadance 2013
29 NE 01 Elton John – The Diving Board
30 31 10 Jean-Jacques Debout – Sous Le Soleil Des Guinguettes
31 20 04 Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
32 NE 01 Brigitte Fontaine – J’Ai L’Honneur D’Etre
33 22 18 Les Stentors – Une Histoire De France
34 24 03 Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
35 34 15 Joyce Jonathan – Caractère
36 32 18 Texas – The Conversation
37 06 02 Madonna – MDNA World Tour
38 NE 01 Various Artists – Rendez-Vous En Terre Inconnue
39 61 23 Alex Hepburn – Together Alone
40 29 44 Various Artists – Génération Goldman
41 36 53 P!nk – The Truth About Love
42 25 12 Various Artists – Tropical Family
43 23 105 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
44 NE 01 Deluxe – The Deluxe Family Show
45 37 26 Vigon Bamy Jay – Les Soul Men
46 35 06 Various Artists – Skyrock 2013, Vol. 2
47 26 40 Mylène Farmer – Monkey Me
48 27 05 Various Artists – 40 Hits Rentrée 2013
49 30 11 Sébastien Patoche – J’Emmerde Les Bobos
50 38 03 Patrice – The Rising Of The Son
51 41 43 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
52 46 18 Fauve – Blizzard EP
53 NE 01 Jonas Kaufmann – The Verdi Album
54 43 36 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
55 28 03 Various Artists – Fun Club 2013 Vol. 2
56 42 23 Various Artists – Thérèse / Vivre D’Amour
57 98 103 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
58 74 27 Woodkid – The Golden Age
59 40 03 Babyshambles – Sequel To The Prequel
60 84 53 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge
61 48 19 Vanessa Paradis – Love Songs
62 45 46 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre
63 39 04 Various Artists – Nova Tunes 2.8
64 57 20 Brice Conrad – La Nuit Bleue
65 47 13 Various Artists – Violetta – L’Album De La Saison 1
66 NE 01 Various Artists – Dance Hits 2013
67 33 02 Goldfrapp – Tales Of Us
68 62 22 Passenger – All The Little Lights
69 68 43 Nolwenn Leroy – O Filles De L’Eau
70 55 81 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée
71 71 32 Indochine – Black City Parade
72 59 22 Maxime Le Forestier – Le Cadeau
73 51 09 Olympe – Olympe
74 52 16 Jenifer – Ma Déclaration
75 54 79 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
76 70 34 Asaf Avidan – Different Pulses
77 49 03 Various Artists – Hits De Gulli Rentrée 2013
78 NE 01 Térez Montcalm – I Know I’ll Be Alright
79 66 139 Adele – 21
80 69 10 Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
81 63 10 Various Artists – Zumba Fitness Dance Party Summer 2013
82 NE 01 Carcass – Surgical Steel
83 44 02 Emiliana Torrini – Tookah
84 72 09 Selena Gomez – Stars Dance
85 78 51 Muse – The 2nd Law
86 67 30 Kavinsky – Outrun
87 NE 01 The Bloody Beetroots – Hide
88 60 09 Various Artists – M6 Hits Eté 2013
89 56 13 Various Artists – NRJ Summer Hits Only 2013
90 92 73 Birdy – Birdy
91 79 13 Anne Etchegoyen & Le Chœur Aizkoa – Les Voix Basques
92 53 02 Various Artists – RTL2 Le Son Pop Rock Vol. 2
93 73 12 Various Artists – Les Chroniques Du Wati Boss
94 58 06 Various Artists – Party Fun Summer 2013
95 88 86 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
96 50 02 Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady
97 82 44 Rihanna – Unapologetic
98 86 26 Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
99 99 45 One Direction – Take Me Home
100 80 03 Various Artists – Urban Peace
101 87 25 Jacques Higelin – Beau Repaire
102 121 03 The Broken Circle Breakdown Bluegrass Band – The Broken Circle Breakdown (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
103 83 33 La Fouine – Drôle De Parcours
104 77 25 Patrick Sébastien – A L’Attaque
105 90 55 C2C – Tetra
106 106 22 will.i.am – #willpower
107 65 03 Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
108 NE 01 Various Artists – Teen Beach Movie
109 75 02 The Strypes – Snapshot
110 76 03 Girls In Hawaii – Everest
111 81 03 Agostino Steffani – Steffani : Stabat Mater
112 94 20 Chico & The Gypsies – Fiesta
113 89 22 IAM – Arts Martiens
114 107 68 Les Stentors – Voyage En France
115 138 102 Agnes Obel – Philharmonics
116 102 25 Carla Bruni – Little French Songs
117 147 42 Michel Berger – Pour Me Comprendre
118 91 28 David Bowie – The Next Day
119 95 06 Various Artists – 100 Hits Eté 2013
120 105 16 Johnny Hallyday – On Stage
121 109 45 M – Il
122 112 29 Joe Dassin – Eternel…
123 116 45 Mika – The Origin Of Love
124 103 11 JAY Z – Magna Carta… Holy Grail
125 120 35 The Lumineers – The Lumineers
126 100 172 Zaz – Zaz
127 85 04 Tigran Hamasyan – Shadow Theater
128 110 04 Various Artists – Hits Rentrée 2013
129 127 12 Sophie-Tith – Premières Rencontres
130 129 126 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
131 97 06 Various Artists – Plus De Hits Rentrée 2013
132 223 03 Various Artists – Les 100 Chefs D’Oeuvre De La Musique Classique
133 RE 93 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love
134 96 07 Various Artists – Tubes Eté 2013
135 118 04 Bob Dylan – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) : The Bootleg Series Vol. 10
136 222 03 Various Artists – Dancefloor & Dubstep (By FG)
137 111 19 Kery James – Dernier MC
138 104 25 Psy 4 De La Rime – 4ème Dimension
139 125 04 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur / Mise A Jour
140 123 52 BB Brunes – Long Courrier
141 246 20 Soundtrack – The Great Gatsby
142 131 67 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
143 117 34 The Doors – The Very Best Of The Doors
144 NE 01 Mike Oldfield – Crises
145 NE 01 Sheryl Crow – Feels Like Home
146 113 08 Various Artists – Apérotubes
147 137 02 Various Artists – Dance Rentrée 2013
148 122 05 Avenged Sevenfold – Hail To The King
149 156 85 One Direction – Up All Night
150 139 21 Whitney Houston – The Ultimate Collection
151 136 27 Zazie – Cyclo
152 115 28 Dido – Girl Who Got Away
153 126 65 Shy’m – Caméléon
154 119 45 Earth, Wind & Fire – Greatest Hits
155 101 02 Trombone Shorty – Say That To Say This
156 NE 01 Espiiem – Haute Voltige
157 154 22 Frank Michael – Quelques Mots D’Amour
158 152 21 Hugh Laurie – Didn’t It Rain
159 124 22 Major Lazer – Free The Universe
160 108 02 Various Artists – Une Rentrée D’Enfer 2013
161 162 23 Lara Fabian – Le Secret
162 195 02 Sexion D’Assaut – Live / L’Apogée
163 144 59 Michael Jackson – Number Ones
164 135 08 Nina Simone – The Very Best Of Nina Simone
165 163 25 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
166 189 72 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend
167 114 96 David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat
168 143 40 Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man
169 149 23 Axel Tony – Je Te Ressemble
170 210 36 France Gall – Evidemment
171 159 46 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends
172 161 27 Phil Collins – …Hits
173 133 04 Helena Noguerra – Année Zéro
174 146 15 Niro – Rééducation
175 NE 01 Mike Oldfield – Five Miles Out
176 141 11 Various Artists – Playlist Hit 2013
177 150 15 Johnny Hallyday – 70ème Anniversaire
178 171 36 The Police – Greatest Hits
179 170 37 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits
180 134 04 Various Artists – Radio Latina Présente Revolucion Reggaeton
181 RE 09 Lisa Angell – Des Mots…
182 NE 01 Various Artists – MMG Presents : Self Made, Vol. 3
183 153 50 Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – The Reckoning
184 191 23 Michael Bublé – To Be Loved
185 177 04 David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat 2.0 / One More Love
186 151 55 Lou Doillon – Places
187 166 34 Radiohead – The Best Of
188 130 13 Various Artists – F*** Me, I’m Famous 2013
189 158 20 Valerie June – Pushin’ Against A Stone
190 NE 01 Jacques Brel – Suivre L’Etoile | Intégrale
191 206 41 Zaho – Contagieuse
192 NE 01 Bill Callahan – Dream River
193 172 12 Arielle Dombasle – Arielle Dombasle By Era
194 207 39 Lilly Wood & The Prick – The Fight
195 184 108 Daft Punk – Discovery
196 RE 20 Cali – Vernet-Les Bains
197 145 02 Jonas Kaufmann – Jonas Kaufmann
198 160 11 Taïro – Ainsi Soit-Il
199 226 64 P!nk – Greatest Hits… So Far !!!
200 157 10 Bob Dylan – The Best Of Bob Dylan
201 194 37 Pascal Obispo – Millésimes
202 164 16 Lacrim – Né Pour Mourir
203 RE 30 Zaz – Sans Tsu Tsou
204 192 80 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events
205 199 21 Of Monsters And Men – My Head Is An Animal
206 NE 01 Mark Lanegan – Imitations
207 208 03 Guns N’ Roses – Greatest Hits
208 RE 17 Thirty Seconds To Mars – Love Lust Faith + Dreams
209 NE 01 Capital Cities – In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery
210 196 03 John Legend – Love In The Future
211 179 36 Soundtrack – Django Unchained
212 RE 21 Nirvana – Nirvana
213 182 03 Various Artists – Maxi Tubes Dancefloor, Vol. 2 (By FG)
214 93 02 The Weeknd – Kiss Land
215 178 44 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée A Bercy
216 RE 02 Various Artists – Spirit Of Musique Classique
217 NE 01 Anna Netrebko – Verdi
218 175 16 Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
219 229 26 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
220 197 144 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne
221 155 04 Blackfield – IV
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223 165 03 Tarja – Colours In The Dark
224 174 02 The Clash – The Clash Hits Back
225 RE 03 Neil Young – Greatest Hits
226 193 03 Various Artists – Spirit Of Années 80
227 142 22 Phoenix – Bankrupt!
228 188 05 Various Artists – Années 80 2013
229 132 09 Guédon – Laviso – St Prix – Kaladjazz
230 169 80 Mylène Farmer – Avant Que L’Ombre…
231 NE 01 Barbarossa – Bloodlines
232 167 04 Margaux Avril – Instantanés
233 183 24 Calvin Harris – 18 Months
234 238 38 Noir Désir – Soyons Désinvoltes, N’Ayons L’Air De Rien
235 RE 29 Queen – The Platinum Collection – Greatest Hits I, II & III
236 RE 07 Prince – The Very Best Of
237 NE 01 Pink Martini – Get Happy
238 RE 71 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Pas Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
239 173 43 Booba – Futur
240 185 14 Various Artists – 40 Hits 2013
241 221 03 Various Artists – Spirit Of Chansons Françaises
242 NE 01 Various Artists – Le Coffret Idéal Années 80
243 181 13 Médine – Protest Song
244 231 05 Eminem – Curtain Call : The Hits
245 148 25 ABBA – ABBA Gold
246 214 38 Rover – Rover
247 RE 08 Various Artists – H1ts Eté 2013
248 RE 04 Eagles – The Very Best Of
249 217 45 Johnny Hallyday – L’Attente
250 232 27 Les Enfoirés – La Boîte A Musique Des Enfoirés


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