Week Ending 29th December 2013 / Albums Chart

There is no surprise at the top of the French albums chart, as Stromae‘s Racine Carrée spends a 17th non-consecutive week at Number One (136,814 sales / -25%), the album has now sold 1,159,320 copies in its 19 weeks on the chart. Amazing. His debut LP Cheese moves up five places at 39 in its 95th week inside the top 250 (7,091 sales).

Maître GimsSubliminal equals its highest-charting position as it climbs one at number two in its 21st week inside the ten best-sellers (46,864 sales / -26%). It’s down one place at three for the compilation NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition in its fourth week in the top 10.

Florent Pagny is up one at number four with Vieillir Avec Toi (35,055 sales / -37%), the LP has sold 279,374 copies in its eight weeks inside the top 10. The album We Love Disney slips one place at five in its fourth week inside the ten best-sellers (34,126 sales / -46%), it has sold 208,748 copies so far.

There is no change at six for the album Forever Gentlemen in its tenth week in the top 10 (29,714 sales / -40%). Recto Verso is also a non-mover at number seven for Zaz in its 15th week inside the ten best-sellers. Bruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox spends a 34th week inside the top 10, as it climbs one place at eight.

It’s down one at number nine for Tal with A L’Infini in her ninth week in the top 10. After a three-week absence, Céline Dion‘s Loved Me Back To Life is back into the top 10 as it moves up one place at ten in its eighth week on the chart.

One album drops out of the top 10 this week. After just two weeks inside the ten best-sellers, Mylène Farmer‘s live album Timeless 2013 slips one at number eleven. Her last live LP N°5 On Tour spent four weeks in the top 10 in December 2009 and January 2010.

In its third week on the chart, Beyoncé‘s eponymous album finally enters the top 20 as it’s up eight places at 19. This new LP is her fifth top 20 album, but only one of them reached the top 10, 4 peaked at number two in July 2011.

A former Number One (for three consecutive weeks in June), Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories climbs seven places at 22 in its 32nd week inside the top 250. Julien Doré moves up four at number 24 with Løve in his ninth week on the chart, the album debuted and peaked at four in November.

In their 32nd week inside the 250 best-sellers, Les Stentors are up eight places at 27 with Une Histoire De France, the LP reached number three in June. Les StentorsVoyage En France was Number One for three weeks in May and June 2012.

Fire Within moves back up eight at number 30 for Birdy in its 14th week on the chart, it spent two weeks at four in October. It’s another bad week for Britney Spears, her Britney Jean falls 12 places at 113 in her fourth week inside the top 250. Justin Bieber‘s Journals only enters at number 174 with 1,273 downloads.

Have a very good week !

To all my readers, Happy New Year !!!

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 01 19 Stromae – Racine Carrée
02 03 32 Maître Gims – Subliminal
03 02 04 Various Artists – NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition
04 05 08 Florent Pagny – Vieillir Avec Toi
05 04 04 Various Artists – We Love Disney
06 06 10 Various Artists – Forever Gentlemen
07 07 34 Zaz – Recto Verso
08 09 55 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
09 08 17 Tal – A L’Infini
10 11 08 Céline Dion – Loved Me Back To Life
11 10 03 Mylène Farmer – Timeless 2013
12 12 29 Christophe Maé – Je Veux Du Bonheur
13 13 04 Pascal Obispo – Le Grand Amour
14 14 18 Various Artists – Génération Goldman Vol. 2
15 16 14 Vincent Niclo – Luis
16 15 40 Various Artists – Robin Des Bois
17 18 06 Garou – Au Milieu De Ma Vie
18 17 04 Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium
19 27 03 Beyoncé – Beyoncé
20 19 05 One Direction – Midnight Memories
21 20 05 Bernard Lavilliers – Baron Samedi
22 29 32 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
23 22 08 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
24 28 09 Julien Doré – Løve
25 25 08 Eddy Mitchell – Héros
26 21 10 James Blunt – Moon Landing
27 35 32 Les Stentors – Une Histoire De France
28 23 06 Détroit – Horizons
29 26 35 Emmanuel Moire – Le Chemin
30 38 14 Birdy – Fire Within
31 24 13 Various Artists – Violetta – Hoy Somos Más
32 30 06 Etienne Daho – Les Chansons De L’Innocence Retrouvée
33 NE 01 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2014
34 31 13 Agnes Obel – Aventine
35 36 12 Hélène Ségara – Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas
36 32 05 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love Live
37 NE 01 Various Artists – Fun Dancefloor Winter 2014
38 33 02 Various Artists – M6 Hits 2014
39 44 95 Stromae – Cheese
40 34 07 Various Artists – Le Soldat Rose 2
41 39 10 Katy Perry – Prism
42 37 08 Frank Michael – Encore Quelques Mots D’Amour
43 NE 01 Various Artists – 100 Le Son Dancefloor
44 43 08 Sexion D’Assaut – Best Of
45 41 09 Grand Corps Malade – Funambule
46 46 57 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
47 45 03 Jean-Jacques Debout – Les Chansons Des Guingettes
48 40 10 Natalie Dessay – Entre Elle Et Lui
49 48 16 London Grammar – If You Wait
50 47 15 Avicii – True
51 50 22 Keen’V – Ange Ou Démon
52 57 03 Various Artists – Skyrock 2014 Volume 1
53 62 13 Lorde – Pure Heroine
54 49 58 Various Artists – Génération Goldman
55 73 15 Grégoire – Les Roses De Mon Silence
56 54 12 Roberto Alagna – Robertissimo
57 51 02 Various Artists – 100 Hits 2014
58 55 32 Texas – The Conversation
59 85 153 Adele – 21
60 65 07 Lady Gaga – ARTPOP
61 81 06 Casseurs Flowters – Orelsan & Gringe Sont Les Casseurs Flowters
62 52 10 Frédéric François – Amor Latino
63 53 21 Luc Arbogast – Odysseus
64 67 06 Shaka Ponk – Geeks On Stage
65 71 10 Cats On Trees – Cats On Trees
66 58 33 Vanessa Paradis – Love Songs
67 60 07 De Palmas – De Palmas
68 97 100 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
69 83 119 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
70 56 06 M – Îl(s)
71 109 93 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
72 88 12 Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
73 66 03 Serge Lama – La Balade Du Poète/50 Ans D’Encre & De Projecteurs
74 NE 01 Various Artists – 100 Tubes 2014
75 69 03 Various Artists – Urban Peace 3
76 63 09 Arcade Fire – Reflektor
77 61 40 Vigon Bamy Jay – Les Soul Men
78 78 06 Vitaa – Ici Et Maintenant
79 90 50 Booba – Futur 2.0
80 42 05 Johnny Hallyday – Born Rocker Tour Live
81 68 05 Michel Sardou – Les Grands Moments Live
82 77 06 IAM – IAM
83 64 15 Lynda Lemay – Feutres Et Pastels
84 59 04 Les Choeurs Du Vatican – Les Choeurs Du Vatican
85 86 08 James Arthur – James Arthur
86 75 37 Alex Hepburn – Together Alone
87 96 02 Various Artists – Funlist 2014
88 126 87 Birdy – Birdy
89 91 07 Various Artists – NRJ Hit List 2013 Vol. 2
90 92 67 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge
91 82 06 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways
92 148 06 Various Artists – Autour De Minuit N°3
93 94 05 Various Artists – Playlist Hits 2014
94 93 15 Placebo – Loud Like Love
95 74 37 Various Artists – Thérèse / Vivre D’Amour
96 145 186 Zaz – Zaz
97 99 116 Agnes Obel – Philharmonics
98 133 51 Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man
99 107 48 Asaf Avidan – Different Pulses
100 70 06 Vincent Delerm – Les Amants Parallèles
101 72 07 The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun / Hyde Park Live
102 149 32 Fauve – Blizzard EP
103 95 11 Various Artists – NRJ Hit Music Only 2013 Vol. 2
104 103 60 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre
105 89 12 Aldebert – Enfantillages 2
106 76 27 Various Artists – Violetta – L’Album De La Saison 1
107 84 07 André Rieu – Nuits Magiques
108 87 08 Ibrahim Maalouf – Illusions
109 80 06 Luz Casal – Alma
110 182 65 Muse – The 2nd Law
111 104 10 Various Artists – Le Son Dancefloor 2014
112 79 09 Various Artists – W9 Hits 2014
113 101 04 Britney Spears – Britney Jean
114 102 29 Joyce Jonathan – Caractère
115 NE 01 Various Artists – Les Hits 2014
116 125 67 P!nk – The Truth About Love
117 115 05 Pierre Perret – L’Age de Pierre
118 134 10 Kaaris – Or Noir
119 121 57 Nolwenn Leroy – O Filles De L’Eau
120 110 08 Luciano Pavarotti – Pavarotti Les 50 Triomphes
121 105 05 Yves Jamait – Amor Fati
122 122 04 Various Artists – La Reine Des Neiges
123 112 30 will.i.am – #willpower
124 130 06 Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – The Soul Of Russia – The Ultimate Collection
125 106 06 Various Artists – Talents France Bleu, Vol. 2
126 120 06 Various Artists – Starfloor 2014
127 108 10 Yodelice – Square Eyes
128 117 16 Arctic Monkeys – AM
129 171 30 Johnny Hallyday – On Stage
130 113 07 The Beatles – On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2
131 128 03 Various Artists – Tubes 2014
132 129 13 Jacques Brel – 50 Plus Belles Chansons
133 116 46 Indochine – Black City Parade
134 119 06 Keziah Jones – Captain Rugged
135 131 12 Ayo – Ticket To The World
136 111 06 Ellie Goulding – Halcyon Days
137 118 09 Various Artists – NRJ Dance 2013
138 160 04 Various Artists – Disco
139 162 17 Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
140 170 140 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
141 169 50 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
142 143 14 Rohff – P.D.R.G. (Pouvoir – Danger – Respect & Game)
143 100 07 Philippe Jaroussky – Pergolesi Stabat Mater Laudate
144 138 39 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
145 146 06 Laura Pausini – 20 – The Greatest Hits
146 124 83 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille – 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille
147 139 05 Various Artists – La Fête De La Chanson Française
148 137 41 Woodkid – The Golden Age
149 135 04 Scorpions – MTV Unplugged
150 114 14 Sting – The Last Ship
151 165 06 Corneille – Entre Nord Et Sud
152 141 04 Various Artists – Plus Belles Voix Chérie FM 2014
153 164 04 Various Artists – 40 Dance 2013
154 140 15 Katie Melua – Ketevan
155 191 62 Lou Doillon – Places
156 RE 92 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée
157 98 07 Noël – Merry Christmas
158 142 66 BB Brunes – Long Courrier
159 222 02 Various Artists – Le Meilleur De Noël : 50 Titres Indispensables
160 175 81 Les Stentors – Voyage En France
161 184 66 C2C – Tetra
162 RE 133 Selah Sue – Selah Sue
163 RE 47 Johnny Hallyday – L’Attente
164 185 117 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
165 144 10 Melanie De Biasio – No Deal
166 127 16 Philippe Jaroussky – Farinelli Porpora Arias
167 159 05 Guillaume Depardieu – Post Mortem
168 212 59 One Direction – Take Me Home
169 181 42 David Bowie – The Next Day
170 147 99 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love
171 220 99 One Direction – Up All Night
172 132 11 Paul McCartney – New
173 150 11 Moriarty – Fugitives
174 NE 01 Justin Bieber – Journals
175 152 36 Maxime Le Forestier – Le Cadeau
176 153 04 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Toujours Pas Le Jazz Mais Ça J’Aime Bien
177 173 09 Linkin Park – Recharged
178 172 58 Rihanna – Unapologetic
179 151 06 La Chorale Des Montagnes – Chants De Noël
180 174 24 Jean-Jacques Debout – Sous Le Soleil Des Guinguettes
181 167 13 Gaëtan Roussel – Orpailleur
182 239 234 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
183 123 14 Juliette – Nour
184 157 07 Various Artists – H1ts 2014
185 154 05 Michel Jonasz – Best Of Michel Jonasz
186 163 14 Thomas Fersen – & The Ginger Accident
187 179 57 M – Îl
188 197 12 Dub Inc – Paradise
189 201 15 Pink Martini – Get Happy
190 136 02 Various Artists – Tout Le Monde Danse Avec J.M. Généreux
191 234 11 Various Artists – RFM Party 80 2013
192 180 03 Howard Shore – The Hobbit – The Desolation Of Smaug
193 166 07 Various Artists – Pop Rock Station By Zegut Vol. 2
194 RE 73 Shy’m – Caméléon
195 194 16 Frank Sinatra – Nothing But The Best
196 186 18 Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
197 208 32 Lara Fabian – Le Secret
198 217 24 Sébastien Patoche – J’Emmerde Les Bobos
199 187 09 Hayce Lemsi – Electron Libre
200 RE 92 Nirvana – Nevermind
201 156 23 Selena Gomez – Stars Dance
202 189 04 Various Artists – Best Of Tubes 2013
203 241 14 Led Zeppelin – Mothership
204 198 77 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Pas Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
205 237 77 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
206 219 26 Various Artists – Tropical Family
207 NE 01 Tous En Coeur – Tous En Coeur (Au Profit De SOS Villages D’Enfants)
208 204 53 Zaho – Contagieuse
209 226 11 John Newman – Tribute
210 RE 123 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Chansons Pour Les Pieds
211 249 10 Morcheeba – Head Up High
212 210 29 Eric Clapton – Unplugged
213 205 07 Little Mix – Salute
214 RE 82 The Black Keys – El Camino
215 161 15 Stacey Kent – The Changing Lights
216 RE 13 Drake – Nothing Was The Same
217 RE 187 Muse – The Resistance
218 NE 01 Various Artists – Electro Shock 2
219 192 08 Louis Chedid – Deux Fois L’Infini
220 223 13 HollySiz – My Name Is
221 242 47 La Fouine – Drôle De Parcours
222 195 10 Various Artists – Je N’Aimerai Jamais Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
223 RE 27 Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll
224 233 148 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne
225 RE 61 Michael Jackson – Number Ones
226 RE 08 Juliette Gréco – Gréco Chante Brel
227 RE 78 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur
228 235 36 Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day
229 196 39 Jacques Higelin – Beau Repaire
230 250 48 Pascal Obispo – Millésimes
231 203 39 Carla Bruni – Little French Songs
232 158 09 Lisa LeBlanc – Lisa LeBlanc
233 199 13 Jean-Jacques Goldman – 81-89 La Collection
234 188 15 Various Artists – NRJ 200% Hits 2013 Vol. 2
235 176 13 Hélène Grimaud – Brahms : Piano Concertos
236 224 38 Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
237 RE 10 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2
238 190 07 Various Artists – Coffret Nova “Haute Musique”
239 183 08 Avishai Cohen – Almah
240 RE 11 Nirvana – In Utero – 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe
241 RE 57 Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – The Reckoning
242 221 23 Olympe – Olympe
243 200 02 Nadau – L’Encantada
244 RE 78 Thomas Dutronc – Silence On Tourne, On Tourne En Rond
245 RE 04 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Pas Le Jazz, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
246 225 06 Cali – La Vie Cowboy
247 RE 94 Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk
248 RE 10 Metallica – Metallica : Through The Never
249 206 16 Sexion D’Assaut – Live / L’Apogée
250 218 06 Jake Bugg – Shangri La