Week Ending 24th November 2013 / Albums Chart

With even increasing sales figures in its 14th week inside the top 10 (35,045 sales / +17%), Stromae‘s Racine Carrée is still at the top of the French albums chart for the 12th non-consecutive week. The LP has sold 597,005 copies so far.

Détroit‘s debut album Horizons is this week’s highest new entry at number two with 31,526 copies sold. Détroit is composed of Pascal Humbert and Noir Désir‘s singer Bertrand Cantat. Noir Désir had three Number One albums, 666.667 Club (for one week in November 1996), Des Visages Des Figures (for five weeks in September and October 2001), and En Public (for two weeks in September and October 2005).

Etienne Daho gets his fourth top five album in the 2000s as Les Chansons De L’Innocence Retrouvée opens at three with 25,805 sales. Corps Et Armes was Number One for one week in April 2000, Réévolution peaked at five in November 2003, and L’Invitation reached number two in November 2007. Florent Pagny moves down two places at four with Vieillir Avec Toi (21,630 sales / -19%), the album has sold 90,588 copies in its three weeks inside the ten best-sellers.

Garou‘s Au Milieu De Ma Vie enters at number five with 19,779 sales. The new album is his seventh top five LP, two of them reached the top, Seul (for five weeks from January to March 2001), and Garou (for two weeks in June 2006). In her third week in the top 10, Céline Dion slips one place at six with Loved Me Back To Life. The album increases its sales (19,078 copies sold / +11%) as she appeared in a big French TV show on France 2 on 16th November. The LP has sold 66,845 copies so far. The album Forever Gentlemen also moves down one at number seven in its fifth week inside the top 10 (14,700 sales / +29%).

Casseurs Flowters are new at eight with Orelsan & Gringe Sont Les Casseurs Flowters (11,500 sales). Orelsan got two top 20 albums, Perdu D’Avance reached number 20 in February 2009, and Le Chant Des Sirènes peaked at three in October 2011. In his third week inside the ten best-sellers, Eminem falls five places at nine with The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (11,000 sales / -41%).

IAM get their second top 10 album in 2013 as their eponymous LP opens at number ten (9,700 sales). Arts Martiens spent one week at the top in May. Revoir Un Printemps also reigned for one week in September 2003.

Five albums drop out of the top 10 this week. In her 29th week on the chart, Zaz slips three places at eleven with Recto Verso. After two weeks inside the top 10, Héros moves down six at number 13 for Eddy Mitchell. The compilation NRJ Hit List 2013 Vol. 2 falls eight places at 18 in its second week in the top 250. Frank Michael is down ten at number 19 with Encore Quelques Mots D’Amour, the album spent two weeks inside the ten best-sellers. The biggest faller is Lady Gaga‘s ARTPOP, it falls a massive 25 places at 28 (5,051 sales / -78%). The album has sold 27,903 copies in its two weeks on the chart.

Shaka Ponk‘s live album Geeks On Stage debuts at number twelve (8,100 sales), it’s their highest-charting LP, they peaked at 14 in July 2012 with The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks. In its 13th week on the chart, Génération Goldman Vol. 2 climbs three places at 14, it was at the top for one week in September. Another former Number One (for three weeks in June and July), Christophe Maé‘s Je Veux Du Bonheur is up nine at number 15 in its 24th week inside the top 250.

Vitaa enters at 16 with Ici Et Maintenant (7,400 sales), the new album is her third top 20 LP, A Fleur De Toi was Number One for one week in February 2007, and Celle Que Je Vois peaked at ten in January 2010. In his ninth week on the chart, Vincent Niclo is back up ten places at 23 with Luis.

M‘s new live album Îl(s) is new at number 27 (5,100 sales), the studio LP Îl peaked at four in November 2012. Swings Both Ways only enters at number 38 for Robbie Williams (3,400 sales), his last album Take The Crown reached number nine in November 2012.

Corneille‘s Entre Nord Et Sud debuts at 46, it’s a disappointing first week as his last LP Les Inséparables was his fourth top 10 album, peaking at number ten in October 2011. 20 – The Greatest Hits is new at 47 for Laura Pausini, her highest-charting album (and only top 10 so far) is Resta In Ascolto which reached number seven in October 2004.

Have a very nice week ! Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers !

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 01 14 Stromae – Racine Carrée
02 NE 01 Détroit – Horizons
03 NE 01 Etienne Daho – Les Chansons De L’Innocence Retrouvée
04 02 03 Florent Pagny – Vieillir Avec Toi
05 NE 01 Garou – Au Milieu De Ma Vie
06 05 03 Céline Dion – Loved Me Back To Life
07 06 05 Various Artists – Forever Gentlemen
08 NE 01 Casseurs Flowters – Orelsan & Gringe Sont Les Casseurs Flowters
09 04 03 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
10 NE 01 IAM – IAM
11 08 29 Zaz – Recto Verso
12 NE 01 Shaka Ponk – Geeks On Stage
13 07 03 Eddy Mitchell – Héros
14 17 13 Various Artists – Génération Goldman Vol. 2
15 24 24 Christophe Maé – Je Veux Du Bonheur
16 NE 01 Vitaa – Ici Et Maintenant
17 15 50 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
18 10 02 Various Artists – NRJ Hit List 2013 Vol. 2
19 09 03 Frank Michael – Encore Quelques Mots D’Amour
20 16 12 Tal – A L’Infini
21 20 04 Grand Corps Malade – Funambule
22 13 02 Various Artists – Le Soldat Rose 2
23 33 09 Vincent Niclo – Luis
24 12 03 Sexion D’Assaut – Best Of
25 14 04 Julien Doré – Løve
26 22 35 Various Artists – Robin Des Bois
27 NE 01 M – Îl(s)
28 03 02 Lady Gaga – ARTPOP
29 23 05 James Blunt – Moon Landing
30 19 27 Maître Gims – Subliminal
31 NE 01 Various Artists – Starfloor 2014
32 11 02 De Palmas – De Palmas
33 21 07 Hélène Segara – Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas
34 27 04 Various Artists – W9 Hits 2014
35 25 05 Katy Perry – PRISM
36 NE 01 Various Artists – Talents France Bleu, Vol. 2
37 37 08 Various Artists – Violetta – Hoy Somos Más
38 NE 01 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways
39 35 06 Various Artists – NRJ Hit Music Only 2013 Vol. 2
40 48 30 Emmanuel Moire – Le Chemin
41 30 05 Various Artists – Le Son Dancefloor 2014
42 36 04 Arcade Fire – Reflektor
43 43 09 Birdy – Fire Within
44 32 05 Natalie Dessay – Entre Elle Et Lui
45 34 08 Agnes Obel – Aventine
46 NE 01 Corneille – Entre Nord Et Sud
47 NE 01 Laura Pausini – 20 – The Greatest Hits
48 28 02 Various Artists – H1ts 2014
49 41 11 London Grammar – If You Wait
50 29 04 Various Artists – NRJ Dance 2013
51 56 02 André Rieu – Nuits Magiques
52 31 05 Frédéric François – Amor Latino
53 42 90 Stromae – Cheese
54 67 07 Aldebert – Enfantillages 2
55 44 10 Avicii – True
56 18 02 The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun / Hyde Park Live
57 26 02 The Beatles – On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2
58 NE 01 Keziah Jones – Captain Rugged
59 79 55 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre
60 39 03 James Arthur – James Arthur
61 NE 01 Jake Bugg – Shangri La
62 51 27 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
63 40 05 Kaaris – Or Noir
64 46 08 Lorde – Pure Heroine
65 50 17 Keen’V – Ange Ou Démon
66 45 03 Luciano Pavarotti – Pavarotti Les 50 Triomphes
67 52 10 Various Artists – NRJ 200% Hits 2013 Vol. 2
68 47 10 Lynda Lemay – Feutres Et Pastels
69 49 07 Roberto Alagna – Robertissimo
70 64 22 Various Artists – Violetta – L’Album De La Saison 1
71 61 10 Grégoire – Les Roses De Mon Silence
72 NE 01 Luz Casal – Alma
73 55 27 Texas – The Conversation
74 NE 01 Eric Clapton – Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013
75 NE 01 Cali – La Vie Cowboy
76 59 05 Cats On Trees – Cats On Trees
77 65 10 Placebo – Loud Like Love
78 53 03 Ibrahim Maalouf – Illusions
79 66 95 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
80 74 02 Philippe Jaroussky – Pergolesi Stabat Mater Laudate
81 77 53 Various Artists – Génération Goldman
82 58 52 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
83 71 09 Sting – The Last Ship
84 69 05 Yodelice – Square Eyes
85 70 27 Les Stentors – Une Histoire De France
86 54 04 Hayce Lemsi – Electron Libre
87 63 09 Rohff – P.D.R.G. (Pouvoir – Danger – Respect & Game)
88 75 16 Luc Arbogast – Odysseus
89 73 114 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
90 103 35 Vigon Bamy Jay – Les Soul Men
91 94 24 Joyce Jonathan – Caractère
92 57 28 Vanessa Paradis – Love Songs
93 RE 45 Booba – Futur
94 68 04 Linkin Park – Recharged
95 81 27 Fauve – Blizzard EP
96 38 02 Little Mix – Salute
97 NE 01 Various Artists – Hits And Dance 2014
98 82 07 Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
99 83 41 Indochine – Black City Parade
100 62 02 Various Artists – Pop Rock Station By Zegut Vol. 2
101 192 61 BB Brunes – Long Courrier
102 76 05 Melanie De Biasio – No Deal
103 80 34 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
104 101 11 Arctic Monkeys – AM
105 NE 01 Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – The Soul Of Russia – The Ultimate Collection
106 108 88 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
107 NE 01 Falcko – Cityboy
108 72 04 Various Artists – FG Tendances Electro 2014
109 106 06 Moriarty – Fugitives
110 197 21 Various Artists – Tropical Family
111 93 111 Agnes Obel – Philharmonics
112 85 06 Paul McCartney – New
113 104 19 Jean-Jacques Debout – Sous Le Soleil Des Guinguettes
114 88 43 Asaf Avidan – Different Pulses
115 96 07 Ayo – Ticket To The World
116 87 62 P!nk – The Truth About Love
117 60 27 Lara Fabian – Le Secret
118 91 03 Various Artists – Dance Kids 2014
119 84 03 Various Artists – Inside Llewyn Davis
120 NE 01 Various Artists – Autour De Minuit N°3
121 146 34 Carla Bruni – Little French Songs
122 78 03 Avril Lavigne – Avril Lavigne
123 144 32 Various Artists – Thérèse / Vivre D’Amour
124 121 148 Adele – 21
125 97 05 Motörhead – Aftershock
126 117 10 Stacey Kent – The Changing Lights
127 111 14 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2013 Vol. 2
128 137 112 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
129 118 08 Gaëtan Roussel – Orpailleur
130 141 06 Sylvie Vartan – Sylvie In Nashville
131 133 11 Philippe Jaroussky – Farinelli Porpora Arias
132 115 08 HollySiz – My Name Is
133 122 36 Woodkid – The Golden Age
134 120 45 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
135 102 07 Dub Inc – Paradise
136 90 12 Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
137 142 82 Birdy – Birdy
138 107 04 Alexandre Tharaud – Autograph
139 124 48 Zaho – Contagieuse
140 128 32 Alex Hepburn – Together Alone
141 129 08 Hélène Grimaud – Brahms : Piano Concertos
142 89 78 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille – 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille
143 100 11 Sexion D’Assaut – Live / L’Apogée
144 NE 01 Céline Dion – La Collection
145 135 08 Jacques Brel – 50 Plus Belles Chansons
146 NE 01 La Chorale Des Montagnes – Chants De Noël
147 110 09 Drake – Nothing Was The Same
148 125 03 Louis Chedid – Deux Fois L’Infini
149 109 07 Various Artists – Les Ch’tis A Hollywood Dance Party
150 114 06 Morcheeba – Head Up High
151 136 06 John Newman – Tribute
152 138 09 Juliette – Nour
153 RE 11 Frank Sinatra – Nothing But The Best
154 123 03 Avishai Cohen – Almah
155 NE 01 Compilation Kuduro Reggaeton Hits 2014 – Kuduro Reggaeton Hits 2014
156 143 18 Selena Gomez – Stars Dance
157 140 10 Katie Melua – Ketevan
158 105 03 Françoise Hardy – Message Personnel
159 174 19 Céline Dion – On Ne Change Pas
160 134 29 Brice Conrad – La Nuit Bleue
161 RE 24 Eric Clapton – Unplugged
162 199 52 Nolwenn Leroy – O Filles De L’Eau
163 RE 02 Capital Cities – In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery
164 98 02 Mayra Andrade – Lovely Difficult
165 195 03 Les Joyeux Enfants De Noël – Les 30 Plus Belles Chansons De Noël
166 127 37 David Bowie – The Next Day
167 180 09 Thomas Fersen – & The Ginger Accident
168 112 06 Dry – Maintenant Ou Jamais
169 154 53 Rihanna – Unapologetic
170 169 62 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge
171 NE 01 Vincent Delerm – Les Amants Parallèles
172 113 60 Muse – The 2nd Law
173 NE 01 Jean-Louis Murat – Toboggan Spécial
174 RE 07 Various Artists – Les Musiques Du Père Noël
175 153 54 One Direction – Take Me Home
176 99 02 Various Artists – Coffret Nova “Haute Musique”
177 181 135 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
178 147 02 Various Artists – 100 Bombes Dancefloor 2013-2014
179 150 04 Juliette Gréco – Gréco Chante Brel
180 149 10 Pink Martini – Get Happy
181 116 04 Gesaffelstein – Aleph
182 172 31 Passenger – All The Little Lights
183 92 02 The Beatles – Live At The BBC
184 156 13 Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
185 152 03 Midlake – Antiphon
186 131 33 Psy 4 De La Rime – 4ème Dimension
187 151 03 Da Silva – Villa Rosa
188 157 16 Various Artists – NRJ Extravadance 2013
189 RE 02 Paavo Järvi – Poulenc : Stabat Mater; Gloria; Litanies A La Vierge Noire
190 158 22 Anne Etchegoyen & Le Chœur Aizkoa – Les Voix Basques
191 130 09 Various Artists – Fun Remix Club 2013, Vol. 2
192 NE 01 Sexion D’Assaut – La Collection 2013
193 119 18 Olympe – Olympe
194 NE 01 Keith Jarrett – Concerts (Bregenz, München)
195 148 09 Ahmad Jamal – Saturday Morning
196 167 02 Epica – Retrospect – 10th Anniversary
197 160 39 Zaz – Sans Tsu Tsou
198 177 31 Maxime Le Forestier – Le Cadeau
199 203 08 IAM – L’Ecole Du Micro D’Argent 2013
200 194 94 One Direction – Up All Night
201 165 49 Mylène Farmer – Monkey Me
202 159 06 Nicolas Peyrac – Et Nous Voilà !
203 126 03 Various Artists – Radio Latina Présente Latino Stars
204 162 46 Pink Floyd – The Wall
205 224 02 Noël – Merry Christmas
206 225 02 Céline Dion – 2 CD Mid
207 184 08 Moby – Innocents
208 145 08 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Ecole Des Points Vitaux / Les Chroniques Du 75
209 171 06 Various Artists – RFM Party 80 2013
210 173 194 Manu Chao – Clandestino
211 200 79 Céline Dion – D’Eux
212 190 39 Kavinsky – Outrun
213 222 08 Winston McAnuff & Fixi – A New Day
214 168 36 Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
215 NE 01 Apocalyptica – Wagner Reloaded – Live In Leipzig
216 161 08 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2
217 189 09 Metallica – Metallica : Through The Never
218 205 10 Various Artists – Rendez-Vous En Terre Inconnue
219 NE 01 Various Artists – Le Monde Des Petits Loups
220 NE 01 Various Artists – Coffret Métal Noël
221 204 04 Various Artists – Messieurs Les Crooners
222 186 03 Nemanja Radulovic – Paganini Fantasy
223 170 15 Various Artists – Skyrock 2013, Vol. 2
224 163 25 Jenifer – Ma Déclaration
225 187 05 John Mamann – Love Life
226 176 181 Zaz – Zaz
227 183 05 Various Artists – Je N’Aimerai Jamais Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
228 NE 01 Various Artists – Coffret De Noël 2013
229 164 19 Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
230 NE 01 Shaka Ponk – Monkeys In Bercy
231 230 28 Kery James – Dernier MC
232 221 06 Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
233 213 10 Nirvana – In Utero
234 175 35 Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
235 212 25 Johnny Hallyday – On Stage
236 RE 27 Aldebert – Enfantillages
237 86 02 Keane – The Best Of Keane
238 216 34 Jacques Higelin – Beau Repaire
239 182 20 Sébastien Patoche – J’Emmerde Les Bobos
240 202 38 Joe Dassin – Eternel…
241 RE 45 Lilly Wood And The Prick – The Fight
242 220 07 Soan – Sens Interdits
243 155 18 Various Artists – NRJ Party Hits 2013
244 193 42 La Fouine – Drôle De Parcours
245 RE 03 Anne Sofie Von Otter – Douce France
246 237 04 Various Artists – Petit Papa Noël Par Tino Rossi
247 NE 01 Keith Jarrett – No End
248 191 76 Jean Ferrat – Best Of 3 CD
249 207 04 Parov Stelar – The Art Of Sampling
250 188 77 Les Stentors – Voyage En France