Week Ending 26th January 2014 / Albums Chart

Stromae spends another week at the top of the French albums chart with Racine Carrée (27,971 sales / -16%), but it’s not an ordinary one as the LP has just equalled the 21-week reign of Adele‘s 21 ! 21 spent its first week at Number One in June 2011, and its last in March 2012, whereas Racine Carrée is in its 23rd week on the chart only ! In its second week, the album was beaten by Génération Goldman Volume 2, and it was number four behind Florent Pagny‘s Vieillir Avec Toi, Eminem‘s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, and Céline Dion‘s Loved Me Back To Life during the week ending 10th November 2013. Racine Carrée has sold 1,301,448 copies so far.

Maître GimsSubliminal is back up one place to spend a sixth week at two in its 25th week inside the top 10 (12,000 sales / -6%). Florent Pagny also climbs one at number three with Vieillir Avec Toi in his 12th week inside the ten best-sellers (10,500 sales / +56%), it’s his first LP to spend that many weeks in the top 10 since the album Abracadabra which was there for 15 weeks from April to August 2006.

The live LP Violetta En Vivo climbs five places at four in its second week on the chart (6,000 sales / +18%). Bruce Springsteen is down three at number five with High Hopes in his second week inside the top 10 (6,000 sales / -72%). The compilation NRJ Winter Hits 2014 slips one place at six in its second week inside the ten best-sellers.

In its eighth week on the chart, the Frozen soundtrack (La Reine Des Neiges) moves up a massive 13 places at seven (5,600 sales / +75%). There is no change at number eight for Stromae‘s Cheese in its fifth week in the top 10, so the album has spent more weeks there in 2014 (three) than in 2010 when it was released (two) !

Vincent Niclo moves back up eight places at nine with Luis to spend a sixth week inside the ten best-sellers (5,000 sales). The compilation NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition falls four at number ten in its eighth week in the top 10 (4,800 sales / -25%).

Two albums drop out of the top 10 this week. A L’Infini is down four places at eleven for Tal in its 21st week inside the top 250, the LP was number three in September 2013. The compilation NRJ Hits 2014 also falls four at number 14 in its fifth week on the chart.

Bernard Lavilliers jumps from 35 to number 16 with Baron Samedi in his ninth week inside the 250 best-sellers (3,400 sales), the album debuted and peaked at five in December. In his eighth week on the chart, Pascal Obispo is back up five places at 17 with Le Grand Amour, it reached number three in December.

Grammy Awards’ big winners Daft Punk climb eight at number 21 with Random Access Memories in their 36th week in the top 250. It’s a good week for former Number Ones, as Emmanuel Moire moves up nine places at 23 with Le Chemin in his 39th week on the chart (2,400 sales), and Luc Arbogast‘s Odysseus jumps from 59 to number 24 in its 25th week inside the top 250 (2,300 sales).

Mogwai get their first top 40 album, as Rave Tapes is new at 37. They reached the top 50 with Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, peaking at number 46 in February 2011. We’re New Here enters at 38 for Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx, it’s their first top 40 LP. Alpha Wann debuts at number 48 with Alph Lauren, he is a member of the French rap group 1995. They got two top 10 albums, La Suite (number eight in March 2012), and Paris Sud Minute (number four in January 2013). Native re-enters at 52 for OneRepublic, it’s their highest charting LP, Waking Up reached number 58 in May 2010.

Have a very good week !

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 01 23 Stromae – Racine Carrée
02 03 36 Maître Gims – Subliminal
03 04 12 Florent Pagny – Vieillir Avec Toi
04 09 02 Various Artists – Violetta En Vivo
05 02 02 Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
06 05 02 Various Artists – NRJ Winter Hits 2014
07 20 08 Soundtrack – La Reine Des Neiges
08 08 99 Stromae – Cheese
09 17 18 Vincent Niclo – Luis
10 06 08 Various Artists – NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition
11 07 21 Tal – A L’Infini
12 14 38 Zaz – Recto Verso
13 13 02 Various Artists – Fun Dance 2014
14 10 05 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2014
15 18 17 Various Artists – Violetta – Hoy Somos Más
16 35 09 Bernard Lavilliers – Baron Samedi
17 22 08 Pascal Obispo – Le Grand Amour
18 16 59 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
19 12 14 Various Artists – Forever Gentlemen
20 15 08 Various Artists – We Love Disney
21 29 36 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
22 19 22 Various Artists – Génération Goldman Vol. 2
23 32 39 Emmanuel Moire – Le Chemin
24 59 25 Luc Arbogast – Odysseus
25 21 07 Beyoncé – Beyoncé
26 23 36 Les Stentors – Une Histoire De France
27 24 13 Julien Doré – Løve
28 43 31 Various Artists – Violetta – L’Album De La Saison 1
29 27 44 Various Artists – Robin Des Bois
30 25 33 Christophe Maé – Je Veux Du Bonheur
31 33 97 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
32 39 19 Avicii – True
33 30 03 La Rue Kétanou – Allons Voir
34 28 19 Grégoire – Les Roses De Mon Silence
35 41 190 Zaz – Zaz
36 36 08 Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium
37 NE 01 Mogwai – Rave Tapes
38 NE 01 Gil Scott-Heron / Jamie xx – We’re New Here
39 37 10 Garou – Au Milieu De Ma Vie
40 38 14 James Blunt – Moon Landing
41 31 12 Céline Dion – Loved Me Back To Life
42 34 09 One Direction – Midnight Memories
43 48 64 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre
44 47 104 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
45 51 14 Cats On Trees – Cats On Trees
46 45 91 Birdy – Birdy
47 54 71 P!nk – The Truth About Love
48 NE 01 Alpha Wann – Alph Lauren
49 46 69 Muse – The 2nd Law
50 26 03 Yoann Freget – Quelques Heures Avec Moi
51 49 20 London Grammar – If You Wait
52 RE 02 OneRepublic – Native
53 42 10 Détroit – Horizons
54 50 17 Lorde – Pure Heroine
55 44 12 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
56 11 02 The Shin Sekaï – The Shin Sekaï, Volume 2
57 40 07 Mylène Farmer – Timeless 2013
58 52 16 Hélène Ségara – Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas
59 55 14 Katy Perry – Prism
60 58 55 Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man
61 53 17 Agnes Obel – Aventine
62 61 26 Keen’V – Ange Ou Démon
63 NE 01 Shtar Academy – Shtar Academy
64 64 157 Adele – 21
65 62 96 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée
66 71 36 Fauve – Blizzard EP
67 63 03 Various Artists – 40 Hits 2014
68 66 120 Agnes Obel – Philharmonics
69 57 10 Etienne Daho – Les Chansons De L’Innocence Retrouvée
70 68 03 Daniel Barenboim & Wiener Philharmoniker – New Year’s Concert 2014 / Neujahrskonzert 2014
71 75 12 Eddy Mitchell – Héros
72 60 18 Birdy – Fire Within
73 74 13 Grand Corps Malade – Funambule
74 70 10 Vitaa – Ici Et Maintenant
75 69 54 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
76 95 238 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
77 73 144 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
78 72 06 Various Artists – M6 Hits 2014
79 212 04 London Symphony Orchestra – London Symphony Orchestra Highlights
80 79 50 Indochine – Black City Parade
81 93 61 Nolwenn Leroy – O Filles De L’Eau
82 65 10 Casseurs Flowters – Orelsan & Gringe Sont Les Casseurs Flowters
83 111 41 Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
84 87 137 Selah Sue – Selah Sue
85 81 03 Various Artists – Le Meilleur Du Jazz Relaxant
86 67 07 Jean-Jacques Debout – Les Chansons Des Guingettes
87 92 52 MIKA – The Origin Of Love
88 76 61 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
89 80 05 Various Artists – Fun Dancefloor Winter 2014
90 82 127 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Chansons Pour Les Pieds
91 84 62 Various Artists – Génération Goldman
92 105 52 Asaf Avidan – Different Pulses
93 56 07 Serge Lama – La Balade Du Poète/50 Ans D’Encre & De Projecteurs
94 134 41 Alex Hepburn – Together Alone
95 NE 01 Warpaint – Warpaint
96 89 44 Vigon Bamy Jay – Les Soul Men
97 98 12 Sexion D’Assaut – Best Of
98 83 07 Various Artists – Skyrock 2014 Volume 1
99 90 11 Various Artists – Le Soldat Rose 2
100 77 36 Texas – The Conversation
101 97 66 Lou Doillon – Places
102 108 33 Joyce Jonathan – Caractère
103 124 139 MIKA – Life In Cartoon Motion
104 126 82 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur
105 85 54 Booba – Futur 2.0
106 NE 01 Willis Earl Beal – Nobody Knows
107 115 43 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
108 94 123 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
109 NE 01 Owlle – France
110 110 44 David Bowie – The Next Day
111 86 12 Frank Michael – Encore Quelques Mots D’Amour
112 101 14 Kaaris – Or Noir
113 107 70 C2C – Tetra
114 114 152 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne
115 141 12 Luciano Pavarotti – Pavarotti Les 50 Triomphes
116 120 13 Arcade Fire – Reflektor
117 106 63 One Direction – Take Me Home
118 112 96 Nirvana – Nevermind
119 116 02 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Give The People What They Want
120 121 11 De Palmas – De Palmas
121 125 11 Lady Gaga – ARTPOP
122 96 174 Grégoire – Toi + Moi
123 130 10 Shaka Ponk – Geeks On Stage
124 235 21 Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
125 127 31 Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll
126 156 64 Keen’V – La Vie Est Belle
127 117 191 Muse – The Resistance
128 144 120 Rihanna – Loud
129 158 14 Frédéric François – Amor Latino
130 NE 01 Ennio Morricone – L’Essentiel
131 102 05 Various Artists – 100 Le Son Dancefloor
132 147 81 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
133 152 67 Maroon 5 – Overexposed
134 140 19 Placebo – Loud Like Love
135 109 09 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love Live
136 151 81 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Pas Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
137 91 04 Various Artists – Les Hits De Gulli 2014
138 119 86 The Black Keys – El Camino
139 139 12 James Arthur – James Arthur
140 132 67 Michael Jackson – Thriller
141 100 103 One Direction – Up All Night
142 142 14 Yodelice – Square Eyes
143 128 41 Various Artists – Thérèse / Vivre D’Amour
144 138 65 Michael Jackson – Number Ones
145 78 03 Soundtrack – Yves Saint Laurent
146 88 02 Various Artists – Un Hiver D’Enfer 2014
147 162 84 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events
148 131 77 Shy’m – Caméléon
149 113 50 Earth, Wind & Fire – Greatest Hits
150 136 10 IAM – IAM
151 145 18 Rohff – P.D.R.G. (Pouvoir – Danger – Respect & Game)
152 159 52 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends
153 133 14 Natalie Dessay / Michel Legrand – Entre Elle Et Lui
154 99 03 Gérard Lenorman – La Ballade Des Gens Heureux
155 180 09 Pierre Perret – L’Age de Pierre
156 129 71 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge
157 185 21 Patrick Bruel – Des Souvenirs… Ensemble (Live)
158 103 16 Roberto Alagna – Robertissimo
159 146 16 Aldebert – Enfantillages 2
160 137 20 Arctic Monkeys – AM
161 104 02 Various Artists – H1ts Hiver 2014
162 123 06 Various Artists – 100 Hits 2014
163 NE 01 Cat Power – Moon Pix
164 204 04 Various Artists – Hits 2014
165 150 19 Lynda Lemay – Feutres Et Pastels
166 135 16 Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
167 143 61 Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – The Reckoning
168 244 10 Laura Pausini – 20 – The Greatest Hits
169 183 40 Maxime Le Forestier – Le Cadeau
170 178 236 Louise Attaque – Louise Attaque
171 166 54 Jenifer – L’Amour & Moi
172 RE 11 Various Artists – Rendez-Vous En Terre Inconnue
173 187 53 Garou – Rhythm And Blues
174 165 61 M – Îl
175 153 33 Supertramp – Breakfast In America
176 189 121 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
177 161 10 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways
178 219 27 Olympe – Olympe
179 234 10 Nirvana – In Utero – 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe
180 155 06 Various Artists – Funlist 2014
181 174 98 Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk
182 230 45 Woodkid – The Golden Age
183 149 37 Vanessa Paradis – Love Songs
184 218 13 Patrick Sébastien – L’Indispensable Pour Faire La Fête – Best Of
185 RE 66 Amy Winehouse – Lioness : Hidden Treasures
186 188 77 Skip The Use – Can Be Late
187 182 16 Gaëtan Roussel – Orpailleur
188 163 84 Céline Dion – D’Eux
189 197 70 P!nk – Greatest Hits…So Far!!!
190 RE 163 Coeur De Pirate – Coeur De Pirate
191 199 51 La Fouine – Drôle De Parcours
192 118 02 Various Artists – Latina Fever 2014
193 193 14 Nina Simone – The Very Best Of Nina Simone
194 186 09 Yves Jamait – Amor Fati
195 203 02 Sade – The Best Of Sade
196 160 14 AC/DC – Back In Black
197 195 10 Vincent Delerm – Les Amants Parallèles
198 184 43 Neil Young – Harvest
199 207 91 Imany – The Shape Of A Broken Heart
200 RE 64 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
201 175 46 Tryo – Ladilafé
202 RE 02 Pierre Bachelet – Les Corons
203 RE 02 Fredericks/Goldman/Jones – Fredericks/Goldman/Jones
204 201 11 The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun / Hyde Park Live
205 190 55 Mylène Farmer – Monkey Me
206 157 103 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love
207 179 12 Ibrahim Maalouf – Illusions
208 225 07 Daniel Balavoine – Balavoine
209 181 48 ABBA – 18 Hits
210 198 10 Jason Derulo – Tattoos
211 171 16 Ayo – Ticket To The World
212 173 100 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
213 164 03 Kid Ink – My Own Lane
214 176 147 Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
215 217 157 Christophe Maé – Comme A La Maison
216 214 55 Marc Lavoine – Je Descends Du Singe
217 148 28 Sébastien Patoche – J’Emmerde Les Bobos
218 239 112 Daft Punk – Discovery
219 200 27 Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms
220 205 09 Michel Sardou – Les Grands Moments Live
221 168 169 Muse – Absolution
222 RE 45 Florent Pagny – Baryton, Gracias A La Vida
223 172 10 Corneille – Entre Nord Et Sud
224 240 142 Christophe Maé – Mon Paradis
225 167 20 Johnny Hallyday – Live At Montreux 1988
226 237 179 Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill
227 191 10 Various Artists – Talents France Bleu, Vol. 2
228 RE 27 ABBA – Gold – Greatest Hits
229 213 41 Joe Dassin – Eternel…
230 215 05 Various Artists – 100 Tubes 2014
231 211 13 Various Artists – W9 Hits 2014
232 RE 23 Valerie June – Pushin’ Against A Stone
233 NE 01 Giedré – Mon Premier Album Avec D’Autres Instruments Que Juste La Guitare
234 220 38 Zazie – Cyclo
235 177 161 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Ecole Des Points Vitaux
236 RE 68 BB Brunes – Long Courrier
237 RE 121 Katy Perry – Teenage Dream : The Complete Confection
238 170 10 Luz Casal – Alma
239 209 10 Ellie Goulding – Halcyon Days
240 227 34 IAM – Arts Martiens
241 206 113 Christophe Maé – On Trace La Route
242 154 06 Sexion D’Assaut – La Collection 2013
243 242 149 Shy’m – Prendre L’Air
244 RE 80 Thomas Dutronc – Silence On Tourne, On Tourne En Rond
245 238 122 Shakira – Sale El Sol
246 RE 24 Otis Redding – Best Of – The Dock Of The Bay
247 221 52 Emmanuel Moire – L’Equilibre
248 228 07 Scorpions – MTV Unplugged
249 RE 03 Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York
250 202 09 Various Artists – Playlist Hits 2014