Week Ending 5th January 2014 / Albums Chart

It’s a new year, but there is no change at the top of the French albums chart, as Racine Carrée spends a 18th non-consecutive week at Number One for Stromae. In its 20th week on the chart, the album has sold more than 50,000 copies for the fifth consecutive week, and the ninth in total (52,472 sales / -62%).

In its 22nd week inside the ten best-sellers, Maître GimsSubliminal stays at number two for the fourth non-consecutive week, the first two were in June (18,100 sales / -61%). The compilation NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition is a non-mover at three in its fifth week in the top 10 (17,900 sales).

After an eight-week absence, the album Forever Gentlemen is back inside the top five, as it moves up two places at four in its 11th week in the top 10 (13,000 sales / -56%). In its second week on the chart, the compilation NRJ Hits 2014 climbs a massive 28 places at five (11,000 sales).

It’s a good week for Tal, A L’Infini is up three at number six in its tenth week inside the ten best-sellers (10,400 sales), the album debuted and peaked at three in September. Vieillir Avec Toi moves down three places at seven for Florent Pagny in its ninth week in the top 10 (9,700 sales / -72%). The album We Love Disney also falls three at number eight in its fifth week inside the top 10 (9,400 sales / -72%).

In her 16th week inside the ten best-sellers, Zaz slips two at number nine with Recto Verso (8,900 sales). It’s down two places at ten for Bruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox in its 35th week in the top 10 (8,300 sales).

One album drops out of the top 10 this week. In her ninth week on the chart, Céline Dion falls seven places at 17 with Loved Me Back To Life, the album reached number three in November.

In its 15th week inside the top 250, Luis moves up four at number eleven for Vincent Niclo. A former Number One (for three consecutive weeks in June), Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories climbs eight places at 14 in its 33rd week on the chart (6,700 sales).

Beyoncé‘s eponymous album is up four at number 15 in its fourth week inside the 250 best-sellers, Beyoncé is her fourth top 15 LP, I Am… Sasha Fierce “only” peaked at 20 in November 2008.

Some albums move up the chart as you can find them at mid-price. In its 96th week on the chart, Stromae‘s Cheese climbs 23 places at 16 (6,400 sales / -10%), it reached number eight in June and July 2010 and spent two weeks in the top 10. Le Droit De Rêver is up 46 places at 25 for Tal in its 94th week inside the top 250 (4,300 sales), the LP peaked at number four in February 2013. Birdy‘s eponymous album jumps from 88 to 40 in its 88th week inside the 250 best-sellers.

In its 14th week on the chart, Pure Heroine moves up 18 places at 35 for Lorde, it reached number 27 in November. Avicii is back up nine at number 41 with True in his 16th week in the top 250, the album debuted and peaked at eight in September.

Have a very good week !

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 01 20 Stromae – Racine Carrée
02 02 33 Maître Gims – Subliminal
03 03 05 Various Artists – NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition
04 06 11 Various Artists – Forever Gentlemen
05 33 02 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2014
06 09 18 Tal – A L’Infini
07 04 09 Florent Pagny – Vieillir Avec Toi
08 05 05 Various Artists – We Love Disney
09 07 35 Zaz – Recto Verso
10 08 56 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
11 15 15 Vincent Niclo – Luis
12 13 05 Pascal Obispo – Le Grand Amour
13 14 19 Various Artists – Génération Goldman Vol. 2
14 22 33 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
15 19 04 Beyoncé – Beyoncé
16 39 96 Stromae – Cheese
17 10 09 Céline Dion – Loved Me Back To Life
18 12 30 Christophe Maé – Je Veux Du Bonheur
19 16 41 Various Artists – Robin Des Bois
20 20 06 One Direction – Midnight Memories
21 24 10 Julien Doré – Løve
22 27 33 Les Stentors – Une Histoire De France
23 11 04 Mylène Farmer – Timeless 2013
24 18 05 Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium
25 71 94 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
26 31 14 Various Artists – Violetta – Hoy Somos Más
27 17 07 Garou – Au Milieu De Ma Vie
28 29 36 Emmanuel Moire – Le Chemin
29 21 06 Bernard Lavilliers – Baron Samedi
30 37 02 Various Artists – Fun Dancefloor Winter 2014
31 38 03 Various Artists – M6 Hits 2014
32 23 09 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
33 30 15 Birdy – Fire Within
34 26 11 James Blunt – Moon Landing
35 53 14 Lorde – Pure Heroine
36 34 14 Agnes Obel – Aventine
37 28 07 Détroit – Horizons
38 32 07 Etienne Daho – Les Chansons De L’Innocence Retrouvée
39 41 11 Katy Perry – Prism
40 88 88 Birdy – Birdy
41 50 16 Avicii – True
42 110 66 Muse – The 2nd Law
43 35 13 Hélène Ségara – Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas
44 96 187 Zaz – Zaz
45 49 17 London Grammar – If You Wait
46 68 101 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
47 43 02 Various Artists – 100 Le Son Dancefloor
48 65 11 Cats On Trees – Cats On Trees
49 25 09 Eddy Mitchell – Héros
50 106 28 Various Artists – Violetta – L’Album De La Saison 1
51 52 04 Various Artists – Skyrock 2014 Volume 1
52 55 16 Grégoire – Les Roses De Mon Silence
53 47 04 Jean-Jacques Debout – Les Chansons Des Guingettes
54 36 06 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love Live
55 40 08 Various Artists – Le Soldat Rose 2
56 42 09 Frank Michael – Encore Quelques Mots D’Amour
57 44 09 Sexion D’Assaut – Best Of
58 57 03 Various Artists – 100 Hits 2014
59 156 93 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée
60 46 58 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
61 NE 01 Various Artists – Les Hits De Gulli 2014
62 122 05 Various Artists – La Reine Des Neiges
63 54 59 Various Artists – Génération Goldman
64 72 13 Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
65 45 10 Grand Corps Malade – Funambule
66 119 58 Nolwenn Leroy – O Filles De L’Eau
67 51 23 Keen’V – Ange Ou Démon
68 78 07 Vitaa – Ici Et Maintenant
69 97 117 Agnes Obel – Philharmonics
70 61 07 Casseurs Flowters – Orelsan & Gringe Sont Les Casseurs Flowters
71 48 11 Natalie Dessay – Entre Elle Et Lui
72 140 141 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
73 69 120 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
74 98 52 Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man
75 87 03 Various Artists – Funlist 2014
76 141 51 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
77 90 68 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge
78 79 51 Booba – Futur 2.0
79 59 154 Adele – 21
80 118 11 Kaaris – Or Noir
81 60 08 Lady Gaga – ARTPOP
82 171 100 One Direction – Up All Night
83 168 60 One Direction – Take Me Home
84 155 63 Lou Doillon – Places
85 126 07 Various Artists – Starfloor 2014
86 95 38 Various Artists – Thérèse / Vivre D’Amour
87 102 33 Fauve – Blizzard EP
88 93 06 Various Artists – Playlist Hits 2014
89 210 124 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Chansons Pour Les Pieds
90 99 49 Asaf Avidan – Different Pulses
91 76 10 Arcade Fire – Reflektor
92 91 07 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways
93 111 11 Various Artists – Le Son Dancefloor 2014
94 162 134 Selah Sue – Selah Sue
95 194 74 Shy’m – Caméléon
96 86 38 Alex Hepburn – Together Alone
97 58 33 Texas – The Conversation
98 138 05 Various Artists – Disco
99 NE 01 London Symphony Orchestra – London Symphony Orchestra Highlights
100 104 61 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre
101 64 07 Shaka Ponk – Geeks On Stage
102 112 10 Various Artists – W9 Hits 2014
103 182 235 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
104 73 04 Serge Lama – La Balade Du Poète/50 Ans D’Encre & De Projecteurs
105 116 68 P!nk – The Truth About Love
106 75 04 Various Artists – Urban Peace 3
107 56 13 Roberto Alagna – Robertissimo
108 227 79 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur
109 66 34 Vanessa Paradis – Love Songs
110 85 09 James Arthur – James Arthur
111 63 22 Luc Arbogast – Odysseus
112 74 02 Various Artists – 100 Tubes 2014
113 67 08 De Palmas – De Palmas
114 198 25 Sébastien Patoche – J’Emmerde Les Bobos
115 161 67 C2C – Tetra
116 77 41 Vigon Bamy Jay – Les Soul Men
117 100 07 Vincent Delerm – Les Amants Parallèles
118 225 62 Michael Jackson – Number Ones
119 62 11 Frédéric François – Amor Latino
120 82 07 IAM – IAM
121 217 188 Muse – The Resistance
122 103 12 Various Artists – NRJ Hit Music Only 2013 Vol. 2
123 200 93 Nirvana – Nevermind
124 127 11 Yodelice – Square Eyes
125 89 08 Various Artists – NRJ Hit List 2013 Vol. 2
126 137 10 Various Artists – NRJ Dance 2013
127 139 18 Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
128 136 07 Ellie Goulding – Halcyon Days
129 144 40 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
130 NE 01 Various Artists – Hits 2014
131 125 07 Various Artists – Talents France Bleu, Vol. 2
132 94 16 Placebo – Loud Like Love
133 128 17 Arctic Monkeys – AM
134 105 13 Aldebert – Enfantillages 2
135 83 16 Lynda Lemay – Feutres Et Pastels
136 223 28 Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll
137 113 05 Britney Spears – Britney Jean
138 224 149 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne
139 114 30 Joyce Jonathan – Caractère
140 81 06 Michel Sardou – Les Grands Moments Live
141 135 13 Ayo – Ticket To The World
142 117 06 Pierre Perret – L’Age de Pierre
143 131 04 Various Artists – Tubes 2014
144 170 100 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love
145 70 07 M – Îl(s)
146 142 15 Rohff – P.D.R.G. (Pouvoir – Danger – Respect & Game)
147 214 83 The Black Keys – El Camino
148 151 07 Corneille – Entre Nord Et Sud
149 RE 64 Michael Jackson – Thriller
150 RE 154 Christophe Maé – Comme A La Maison
151 147 06 Various Artists – La Fête De La Chanson Française
152 101 08 The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun / Hyde Park Live
153 RE 10 Patrick Sébastien – L’Indispensable Pour Faire La Fête – Best Of
154 108 09 Ibrahim Maalouf – Illusions
155 175 37 Maxime Le Forestier – Le Cadeau
156 RE 171 Grégoire – Toi + Moi
157 RE 81 Céline Dion – D’Eux
158 RE 61 Keen’V – La Vie Est Belle
159 121 06 Yves Jamait – Amor Fati
160 84 05 Les Choeurs Du Vatican – Les Choeurs Du Vatican
161 123 31 will.i.am – #willpower
162 242 24 Olympe – Olympe
163 165 11 Melanie De Biasio – No Deal
164 153 05 Various Artists – 40 Dance 2013
165 RE 11 AC/DC – Back In Black
166 187 58 M – Îl
167 RE 146 Shy’m – Prendre L’Air
168 145 07 Laura Pausini – 20 – The Greatest Hits
169 160 82 Les Stentors – Voyage En France
170 RE 29 Kery James – Dernier MC
171 RE 67 P!nk – Greatest Hits…So Far!!!
172 204 78 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Pas Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
173 RE 117 Rihanna – Loud
174 109 07 Luz Casal – Alma
175 152 05 Various Artists – Plus Belles Voix Chérie FM 2014
176 241 58 Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – The Reckoning
177 RE 52 Marc Lavoine – Je Descends Du Singe
178 NE 01 Various Artists – Dance 2014
179 107 08 André Rieu – Nuits Magiques
180 RE 158 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Ecole Des Points Vitaux
181 RE 139 Christophe Maé – Mon Paradis
182 124 07 Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – The Soul Of Russia – The Ultimate Collection
183 120 09 Luciano Pavarotti – Pavarotti Les 50 Triomphes
184 207 02 Tous En Coeur – Tous En Coeur (Au Profit De SOS Villages D’Enfants)
185 148 42 Woodkid – The Golden Age
186 RE 110 Christophe Maé – On Trace La Route
187 133 47 Indochine – Black City Parade
188 RE 49 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends
189 247 95 Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk
190 RE 31 IAM – Arts Martiens
191 RE 144 Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
192 RE 35 Zazie – Cyclo
193 RE 64 Maroon 5 – Overexposed
194 221 48 La Fouine – Drôle De Parcours
195 RE 81 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events
196 RE 43 Tryo – Ladilafé
197 RE 46 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée A Bercy
198 RE 52 Mylène Farmer – Monkey Me
199 RE 07 AC/DC – Highway To Hell
200 RE 45 ABBA – 18 Hits
201 143 08 Philippe Jaroussky – Pergolesi Stabat Mater Laudate
202 RE 47 Earth, Wind & Fire – Greatest Hits
203 RE 166 Muse – Absolution
204 RE 50 Garou – Rhythm And Blues
205 178 59 Rihanna – Unapologetic
206 RE 74 Skip The Use – Can Be Late
207 149 05 Scorpions – MTV Unplugged
208 191 12 Various Artists – RFM Party 80 2013
209 RE 51 Jenifer – L’Amour & Moi
210 RE 97 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
211 154 16 Katie Melua – Ketevan
212 164 118 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
213 115 02 Various Artists – Les Hits 2014
214 92 07 Various Artists – Autour De Minuit N°3
215 RE 40 Neil Young – Harvest
216 146 84 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille – 1789, Les Amants De La Bastille
217 199 10 Hayce Lemsi – Electron Libre
218 RE 42 Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
219 129 31 Johnny Hallyday – On Stage
220 236 39 Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
221 RE 30 Supertramp – Breakfast In America
222 RE 26 ABBA – Gold – Greatest Hits
223 244 79 Thomas Dutronc – Silence On Tourne, On Tourne En Rond
224 RE 88 Imany – The Shape Of A Broken Heart
225 RE 29 Amaury Vassili – Una Parte Di Me
226 192 04 Howard Shore – The Hobbit – The Desolation Of Smaug
227 163 48 Johnny Hallyday – L’Attente
228 RE 177 Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill
229 230 49 Pascal Obispo – Millésimes
230 RE 49 Emmanuel Moire – L’Equilibre
231 130 08 The Beatles – On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2
232 RE 22 Otis Redding – Best Of – The Dock Of The Bay
233 132 14 Jacques Brel – 50 Plus Belles Chansons
234 205 78 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
235 RE 24 Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms
236 158 67 BB Brunes – Long Courrier
237 180 25 Jean-Jacques Debout – Sous Le Soleil Des Guinguettes
238 RE 29 Axel Tony – Je Te Ressemble
239 150 15 Sting – The Last Ship
240 RE 93 Metronomy – The English Riviera
241 RE 109 Daft Punk – Discovery
242 245 05 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Pas Le Jazz, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
243 RE 233 Louise Attaque – Louise Attaque
244 177 10 Linkin Park – Recharged
245 202 05 Various Artists – Best Of Tubes 2013
246 NE 01 Various Artists – Belle Et Sébastien
247 80 06 Johnny Hallyday – Born Rocker Tour
248 RE 11 Nina Simone – The Very Best Of Nina Simone
249 RE 148 Alain Bashung – Bleu Pétrole
250 RE 116 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication