Week Ending 12th January 2014 / Albums Chart

As we were still waiting for a new release from a very successful act, it’s not surprising to see Stromae‘s Racine Carrée at the top of the French albums chart for a 19th non-consecutive week. In its 21st week on the chart, the album sold 37,665 copies last week (-28%) for a total of 1,240,348. The most amazing thing about Stromae this week is that his debut LP Cheese equals its peak position, as it moves up eight places at eight in its 97th (!) week inside the top 250 (5,700 sales / -11%). The album spent its first two weeks on the albums chart at number eight in June and July 2010 !

There is no change at two for Maître Gims with Subliminal in his 23rd week inside the ten best-sellers (13,500 sales / -25%). The compilation NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition stays at number three in its sixth week in the top 10 (9,300 sales / -48%). After a 16-week absence, Tal is back inside the top five, as A L’Infini climbs two places at four in its 11th week inside the top 10, the album peaked at number three in September (7,500 sales / -28%).

In its 12th week inside the top 10, the album Forever Gentlemen slips one at number five (7,500 sales / -42%). Florent Pagny moves back up one place at six with Vieillir Avec Toi to spend a tenth week inside the ten best-sellers (7,200 sales / -26%). The compilation NRJ Hits 2014 falls two at number seven in its second week in the top 10 (7,200 sales / -35%).

It’s down one place at nine for the album We Love Disney in its sixth week inside the top 10 (5,700 sales / -39%). Luis climbs one at number ten for Vincent Niclo to spend a fifth week inside the ten best-sellers, it reached number three in October (5,100 sales).

Two albums drop out of the top 10 this week. Recto Verso falls two places at eleven for Zaz in its 36th week on the chart. Bruno Mars also moves down two at number twelve with Unorthodox Jukebox, the LP has spent 35 weeks inside the top 10 (so far).

In its fifth week on the chart, Beyoncé‘s eponymous album is up two places at 13. The musical Robin Des Bois jumps from 19 to number 15 in its 42nd week inside the 250 best-sellers.

Allons Voir is this week’s highest new entry at 16 for La Rue Kétanou (4,000 sales), it’s their second top 20 LP, A Contre Sens was number twelve in February 2009. Quelques Heures Avec Moi enters at 21 for Yoann Freget with 3,413 sales. Yoann Fréget was the 2013 winner of the French version of The Voice. The 2012 winner, Stéphan Rizon debuted and peaked at number 32 in November 2012 with From Mars With Love.

The Frozen soundtrack called La Reine Des Neiges in France climbs a massive 35 places at 27 in its sixth week in the top 250 (2,800 sales). Zaz‘ eponymous debut album jumps from 44 to number 33 in its 188th week on the chart, it spent nine consecutive weeks at the top from June to August 2010.

If You Wait is up five places at 40 for London Grammar in its 18th week inside the 250 best-sellers, the album debuted and peaked at number eleven in September. Kid Ink enters at 48 with My Own Lane, it’s his first top 50 LP.

Have a great seven days !

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 01 21 Stromae – Racine Carrée
02 02 34 Maître Gims – Subliminal
03 03 06 Various Artists – NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition
04 06 19 Tal – A L’Infini
05 04 12 Various Artists – Forever Gentlemen
06 07 10 Florent Pagny – Vieillir Avec Toi
07 05 03 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2014
08 16 97 Stromae – Cheese
09 08 06 Various Artists – We Love Disney
10 11 16 Vincent Niclo – Luis
11 09 36 Zaz – Recto Verso
12 10 57 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
13 15 05 Beyoncé – Beyoncé
14 12 06 Pascal Obispo – Le Grand Amour
15 19 42 Various Artists – Robin Des Bois
16 NE 01 La Rue Kétanou – Allons Voir
17 13 20 Various Artists – Génération Goldman Vol. 2
18 18 31 Christophe Maé – Je Veux Du Bonheur
19 22 34 Les Stentors – Une Histoire De France
20 17 10 Céline Dion – Loved Me Back To Life
21 NE 01 Yoann Freget – Quelques Heures Avec Moi
22 14 34 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
23 21 11 Julien Doré – Løve
24 25 95 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
25 20 07 One Direction – Midnight Memories
26 24 06 Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium
27 62 06 Soundtrack – La Reine Des Neiges
28 28 37 Emmanuel Moire – Le Chemin
29 26 15 Various Artists – Violetta – Hoy Somos Más
30 23 05 Mylène Farmer – Timeless 2013
31 29 07 Bernard Lavilliers – Baron Samedi
32 32 10 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
33 44 188 Zaz – Zaz
34 35 15 Lorde – Pure Heroine
35 42 67 Muse – The 2nd Law
36 37 08 Détroit – Horizons
37 46 102 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
38 27 08 Garou – Au Milieu De Ma Vie
39 40 89 Birdy – Birdy
40 45 18 London Grammar – If You Wait
41 34 12 James Blunt – Moon Landing
42 41 17 Avicii – True
43 36 15 Agnes Obel – Aventine
44 NE 01 Various Artists – 40 Hits 2014
45 39 12 Katy Perry – Prism
46 74 53 Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man
47 31 04 Various Artists – M6 Hits 2014
48 NE 01 Kid Ink – My Own Lane
49 33 16 Birdy – Fire Within
50 70 08 Casseurs Flowters – Orelsan & Gringe Sont Les Casseurs Flowters
51 59 94 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée
52 53 05 Jean-Jacques Debout – Les Chansons Des Guingettes
53 38 08 Etienne Daho – Les Chansons De L’Innocence Retrouvée
54 68 08 Vitaa – Ici Et Maintenant
55 67 24 Keen’V – Ange Ou Démon
56 51 05 Various Artists – Skyrock 2014 Volume 1
57 30 03 Various Artists – Fun Dancefloor Winter 2014
58 48 12 Cats On Trees – Cats On Trees
59 43 14 Hélène Ségara – Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas
60 69 118 Agnes Obel – Philharmonics
61 72 142 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
62 61 02 Various Artists – Les Hits De Gulli 2014
63 60 59 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
64 66 59 Nolwenn Leroy – O Filles De L’Eau
65 52 17 Grégoire – Les Roses De Mon Silence
66 87 34 Fauve – Blizzard EP
67 49 10 Eddy Mitchell – Héros
68 78 52 Booba – Futur 2.0
69 57 10 Sexion D’Assaut – Best Of
70 65 11 Grand Corps Malade – Funambule
71 76 52 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
72 56 10 Frank Michael – Encore Quelques Mots D’Amour
73 84 64 Lou Doillon – Places
74 63 60 Various Artists – Génération Goldman
75 94 135 Selah Sue – Selah Sue
76 55 09 Various Artists – Le Soldat Rose 2
77 90 50 Asaf Avidan – Different Pulses
78 54 07 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love Live
79 89 125 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Chansons Pour Les Pieds
80 47 03 Various Artists – 100 Le Son Dancefloor
81 80 12 Kaaris – Or Noir
82 103 236 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
83 79 155 Adele – 21
84 77 69 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge
85 83 61 One Direction – Take Me Home
86 73 121 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
87 82 101 One Direction – Up All Night
88 123 94 Nirvana – Nevermind
89 91 11 Arcade Fire – Reflektor
90 118 63 Michael Jackson – Number Ones
91 64 14 Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
92 108 80 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur
93 116 42 Vigon Bamy Jay – Les Soul Men
94 95 75 Shy’m – Caméléon
95 115 68 C2C – Tetra
96 58 04 Various Artists – 100 Hits 2014
97 113 09 De Palmas – De Palmas
98 138 150 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne
99 RE 09 Various Artists – Violetta
100 121 189 Muse – The Resistance
101 100 62 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre
102 97 34 Texas – The Conversation
103 104 05 Serge Lama – La Balade Du Poète/50 Ans D’Encre & De Projecteurs
104 96 39 Alex Hepburn – Together Alone
105 81 09 Lady Gaga – ARTPOP
106 120 08 IAM – IAM
107 105 69 P!nk – The Truth About Love
108 86 39 Various Artists – Thérèse / Vivre D’Amour
109 71 12 Natalie Dessay – Entre Elle Et Lui
110 136 29 Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll
111 101 08 Shaka Ponk – Geeks On Stage
112 111 23 Luc Arbogast – Odysseus
113 149 65 Michael Jackson – Thriller
114 139 31 Joyce Jonathan – Caractère
115 75 04 Various Artists – Funlist 2014
116 147 84 The Black Keys – El Camino
117 173 118 Rihanna – Loud
118 133 18 Arctic Monkeys – AM
119 146 16 Rohff – P.D.R.G. (Pouvoir – Danger – Respect & Game)
120 202 48 Earth, Wind & Fire – Greatest Hits
121 50 29 Various Artists – Violetta – L’Album De La Saison 1
122 110 10 James Arthur – James Arthur
123 158 62 Keen’V – La Vie Est Belle
124 RE 04 Nemanja Radulovic – Paganini Fantasy
125 144 101 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love
126 NE 01 Iced Earth – Plagues Of Babylon
127 221 31 Supertramp – Breakfast In America
128 170 30 Kery James – Dernier MC
129 129 41 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
130 157 82 Céline Dion – D’Eux
131 NE 01 Daniel Barenboim & Wiener Philharmoniker – New Year’s Concert 2014 / Neujahrskonzert 2014
132 135 17 Lynda Lemay – Feutres Et Pastels
133 148 08 Corneille – Entre Nord Et Sud
134 119 12 Frédéric François – Amor Latino
135 174 08 Luz Casal – Alma
136 195 82 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events
137 137 06 Britney Spears – Britney Jean
138 114 26 Sébastien Patoche – J’Emmerde Les Bobos
139 166 59 M – Îl
140 156 172 Grégoire – Toi + Moi
141 132 17 Placebo – Loud Like Love
142 109 35 Vanessa Paradis – Love Songs
143 193 65 Maroon 5 – Overexposed
144 134 14 Aldebert – Enfantillages 2
145 198 53 Mylène Farmer – Monkey Me
146 92 08 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways
147 155 38 Maxime Le Forestier – Le Cadeau
148 176 59 Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – The Reckoning
149 159 07 Yves Jamait – Amor Fati
150 196 44 Tryo – Ladilafé
151 200 46 ABBA – 18 Hits
152 RE 19 Patrick Bruel – Des Souvenirs… Ensemble (Live)
153 150 155 Christophe Maé – Comme A La Maison
154 142 07 Pierre Perret – L’Age de Pierre
155 106 05 Various Artists – Urban Peace 3
156 189 96 Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk
157 85 08 Various Artists – Starfloor 2014
158 188 50 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends
159 206 75 Skip The Use – Can Be Late
160 194 49 La Fouine – Drôle De Parcours
161 NE 01 Liz McComb – Brassland
162 NE 01 Various Artists – Master Hits
163 154 10 Ibrahim Maalouf – Illusions
164 204 51 Garou – Rhythm And Blues
165 131 08 Various Artists – Talents France Bleu, Vol. 2
166 165 12 AC/DC – Back In Black
167 117 08 Vincent Delerm – Les Amants Parallèles
168 177 53 Marc Lavoine – Je Descends Du Singe
169 RE 04 Sexion D’Assaut – La Collection 2013
170 RE 15 Juliette – Nour
171 128 08 Ellie Goulding – Halcyon Days
172 183 10 Luciano Pavarotti – Pavarotti Les 50 Triomphes
173 190 32 IAM – Arts Martiens
174 199 08 AC/DC – Highway To Hell
175 88 07 Various Artists – Playlist Hits 2014
176 102 11 Various Artists – W9 Hits 2014
177 141 14 Ayo – Ticket To The World
178 172 79 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Pas Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
179 NE 01 Ibrahim Maalouf – Yves Saint Laurent
180 130 02 Various Artists – Hits 2014
181 191 145 Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
182 124 12 Yodelice – Square Eyes
183 99 02 London Symphony Orchestra – London Symphony Orchestra Highlights
184 180 159 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Ecole Des Points Vitaux
185 RE 07 Iggy Pop – Après
186 215 41 Neil Young – Harvest
187 107 14 Roberto Alagna – Robertissimo
188 171 68 P!nk – Greatest Hits…So Far!!!
189 186 111 Christophe Maé – On Trace La Route
190 187 48 Indochine – Black City Parade
191 181 140 Christophe Maé – Mon Paradis
192 203 167 Muse – Absolution
193 218 43 Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
194 227 49 Johnny Hallyday – L’Attente
195 243 234 Louise Attaque – Louise Attaque
196 197 47 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée A Bercy
197 162 25 Olympe – Olympe
198 209 52 Jenifer – L’Amour & Moi
199 210 98 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
200 125 09 Various Artists – NRJ Hit List 2013 Vol. 2
201 140 07 Michel Sardou – Les Grands Moments Live
202 93 12 Various Artists – Le Son Dancefloor 2014
203 224 89 Imany – The Shape Of A Broken Heart
204 152 09 The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun / Hyde Park Live
205 127 19 Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
206 NE 01 Various Artists – Les Plus Belles Chansons De Marseille
207 167 147 Shy’m – Prendre L’Air
208 192 36 Zazie – Cyclo
209 217 11 Hayce Lemsi – Electron Libre
210 145 08 M – Îl(s)
211 161 32 will.i.am – #willpower
212 178 02 Various Artists – Dance 2014
213 NE 01 Various Artists – Le Meilleur Du Jazz Relaxant
214 212 119 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
215 RE 18 Johnny Hallyday – Live At Montreux 1988
216 240 94 Metronomy – The English Riviera
217 241 110 Daft Punk – Discovery
218 237 26 Jean-Jacques Debout – Sous Le Soleil Des Guinguettes
219 153 11 Patrick Sébastien – L’Indispensable Pour Faire La Fête – Best Of
220 151 07 Various Artists – La Fête De La Chanson Française
221 RE 53 Muse – Showbiz
222 RE 131 M. Pokora – Mise A Jour
223 112 03 Various Artists – 100 Tubes 2014
224 163 12 Melanie De Biasio – No Deal
225 168 08 Laura Pausini – 20 – The Greatest Hits
226 RE 115 P!nk – Funhouse
227 RE 14 Gaëtan Roussel – Orpailleur
228 RE 22 Céline Dion – On Ne Change Pas
229 235 25 Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms
230 NE 01 Gérard Lenorman – La Ballade Des Gens Heureux
231 RE 09 Various Artists – Petit Papa Noël Par Tino Rossi
232 205 60 Rihanna – Unapologetic
233 234 79 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
234 185 43 Woodkid – The Golden Age
235 RE 14 Drake – Nothing Was The Same
236 230 50 Emmanuel Moire – L’Equilibre
237 248 12 Nina Simone – The Very Best Of Nina Simone
238 98 06 Various Artists – Disco
239 RE 120 Shakira – Sale El Sol
240 250 117 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
241 RE 65 Muse – Origin Of Symmetry
242 122 13 Various Artists – NRJ Hit Music Only 2013 Vol. 2
243 RE 02 Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York
244 RE 12 Paul McCartney – New
245 169 83 Les Stentors – Voyage En France
246 143 05 Various Artists – Tubes 2014
247 NE 01 Fredericks, Goldman & Jones – Fredericks, Goldman & Jones
248 232 23 Otis Redding – Best Of – The Dock Of The Bay
249 226 05 Howard Shore – The Hobbit – The Desolation Of Smaug
250 RE 02 Various Artists – Electro Shock 2