Week Ending 2nd February 2014 / Albums Chart

Amazing. Adele‘s 21 has finally been beaten by Stromae‘s Racine Carrée, as the latter spends a 22nd non-consecutive week at the top of the French albums chart in its 24th week inside the top 10 (26,581 sales / -5%). The LP has now sold 1,328,029 copies. So after Adele‘s 21, what’s next for Stromae ? Andrea Bocelli‘s Romanza spent 24 non-consecutive weeks at Number One from February to August 1997.

As they won five trophies at the Grammy Awards last week, Daft Punk jump from 21 to number two with Random Access Memories to spend a 15th week inside the ten best-sellers (15,002 sales). The album got the best-week sales of 2013 as it opened with 195,013 copies sold in May, it was at the top for three consecutive weeks.

In his 26th week in the top 10, Maître Gims slips one place at three with Subliminal (13,000 sales / +8%). It’s also down one at number four for Florent Pagny‘s Vieillir Avec Toi in its 13th week inside the ten best-selling albums (6,700 sales / -36%). The Frozen soundtrack (La Reine Des Neiges) moves up two places at five in its second week inside the top 10 (6,600 sales / +18%). The last soundtrack to reach the top five was Michael Jackson‘s This Is It which was at number three in March 2010, it was at the top of the French albums chart for three weeks in November 2009.

In its 100th (!) week on the chart, Stromae‘s Cheese finally reaches its peak position, as it climbs two at number six (5,300 sales) ! The live album Violetta En Vivo is down three places at seven in its third week inside the top 10.

The compilation NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition moves back up two at number eight in its ninth week inside the ten best-sellers (4,700 sales / -2%). Another compilation, NRJ Winter Hits 2014 falls three places at nine in its third week in the top 10. Bruce Springsteen‘s High Hopes is down five at number ten in its third week inside the top 10 (4,600 sales / -23%).

One album drops out of the top 10 this week. Vincent Niclo slips two places at eleven with Luis in his 19th week on the chart, the album debuted and peaked at number three in October.

Trauma is not Coeur De Pirate‘s third top 10 album (so far), as it enters at twelve (4,445 sales). In this LP, Béatrice Martin (her real name) sings classics like “Ain’t No Sunshine”, or Amy Winehouse‘s “You Know I’m No Good”. Her eponymous album reached number two in March 2010, and Blonde peaked at five in November 2011.

Oldelaf gets his first top 20 album with Dimanche which is new at 15 (3,582 sales). Le Monde Est Beau was at number 108 in October 2011. In its ninth week on the chart, the album We Love Disney is back up four places at 16.

Another Grammy effect : Lorde gets her highest-charting position as Pure Heroine jumps from 54 to number 25 in its 18th week inside the top 250 (2,200 sales). The Heist is up 22 places at 53 for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in its 55th week on the chart (1,400 sales), the album was number 19 in March and July.

Cats On Trees‘ eponymous LP moves up 16 places at 29 in its 15th week on the chart. In his 13th week inside the 250 best-sellers, Eddy Mitchell climbs a massive 41 places at number 30 with Héros, the album debuted and peaked at five in November.

Ásgeir gets his first charting LP as In The Silence enters at 32. Bambi Galaxy is Florent Marchet‘s second top 40 album, it debuts at number 36. Courchevel peaked at 35 in October 2010. Boy George is new at number 58 with This Is What I Do.

Have a great week !

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 01 24 Stromae – Racine Carrée
02 21 37 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
03 02 37 Maître Gims – Subliminal
04 03 13 Florent Pagny – Vieillir Avec Toi
05 07 09 Soundtrack – La Reine Des Neiges
06 08 100 Stromae – Cheese
07 04 03 Various Artists – Violetta En Vivo
08 10 09 Various Artists – NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition
09 06 03 Various Artists – NRJ Winter Hits 2014
10 05 03 Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
11 09 19 Vincent Niclo – Luis
12 NE 01 Coeur De Pirate – Trauma
13 11 22 Tal – A L’Infini
14 12 39 Zaz – Recto Verso
15 NE 01 Oldelaf – Dimanche
16 20 09 Various Artists – We Love Disney
17 15 18 Various Artists – Violetta – Hoy Somos Más
18 18 60 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
19 14 06 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2014
20 13 03 Various Artists – Fun Dance 2014
21 17 09 Pascal Obispo – Le Grand Amour
22 22 23 Various Artists – Génération Goldman Vol. 2
23 25 08 Beyoncé – Beyoncé
24 19 15 Various Artists – Forever Gentlemen
25 54 18 Lorde – Pure Heroine
26 16 10 Bernard Lavilliers – Baron Samedi
27 29 45 Various Artists – Robin Des Bois
28 27 14 Julien Doré – Løve
29 45 15 Cats On Trees – Cats On Trees
30 71 13 Eddy Mitchell – Héros
31 30 34 Christophe Maé – Je Veux Du Bonheur
32 NE 01 Ásgeir – In The Silence
33 NE 01 Various Artists – Hits Winter 2014
34 26 37 Les Stentors – Une Histoire De France
35 23 40 Emmanuel Moire – Le Chemin
36 NE 01 Florent Marchet – Bambi Galaxy
37 31 98 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
38 32 20 Avicii – True
39 35 191 Zaz – Zaz
40 28 32 Various Artists – Violetta – L’Album De La Saison 1
41 33 04 La Rue Kétanou – Allons Voir
42 42 10 One Direction – Midnight Memories
43 36 09 Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium
44 43 65 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre
45 44 105 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
46 39 11 Garou – Au Milieu De Ma Vie
47 51 21 London Grammar – If You Wait
48 47 72 P!nk – The Truth About Love
49 41 13 Céline Dion – Loved Me Back To Life
50 49 70 Muse – The 2nd Law
51 40 15 James Blunt – Moon Landing
52 46 92 Birdy – Birdy
53 75 55 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
54 57 08 Mylène Farmer – Timeless 2013
55 66 37 Fauve – Blizzard EP
56 34 20 Grégoire – Les Roses De Mon Silence
57 59 15 Katy Perry – Prism
58 NE 01 Boy George – This Is What I Do
59 53 11 Détroit – Horizons
60 85 04 Various Artists – Le Meilleur Du Jazz Relaxant
61 60 56 Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man
62 55 13 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
63 24 26 Luc Arbogast – Odysseus
64 52 03 OneRepublic – Native
65 64 158 Adele – 21
66 61 18 Agnes Obel – Aventine
67 62 27 Keen’V – Ange Ou Démon
68 69 11 Etienne Daho – Les Chansons De L’Innocence Retrouvée
69 50 04 Yoann Freget – Quelques Heures Avec Moi
70 58 17 Hélène Ségara – Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas
71 76 239 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
72 218 113 Daft Punk – Discovery
73 65 97 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée
74 56 03 The Shin Sekaï – The Shin Sekaï, Volume 2
75 74 11 Vitaa – Ici Et Maintenant
76 82 11 Casseurs Flowters – Orelsan & Gringe Sont Les Casseurs Flowters
77 NE 01 Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope
78 83 42 Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
79 68 121 Agnes Obel – Philharmonics
80 77 145 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
81 67 04 Various Artists – 40 Hits 2014
82 72 19 Birdy – Fire Within
83 73 14 Grand Corps Malade – Funambule
84 107 44 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
85 78 07 Various Artists – M6 Hits 2014
86 NE 01 Richard Clayderman – Romantique
87 37 02 Mogwai – Rave Tapes
88 80 51 Indochine – Black City Parade
89 91 63 Various Artists – Génération Goldman
90 98 08 Various Artists – Skyrock 2014 Volume 1
91 81 62 Nolwenn Leroy – O Filles De L’Eau
92 129 15 Frédéric François – Amor Latino
93 102 34 Joyce Jonathan – Caractère
94 92 53 Asaf Avidan – Different Pulses
95 84 138 Selah Sue – Selah Sue
96 100 37 Texas – The Conversation
97 101 67 Lou Doillon – Places
98 90 128 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Chansons Pour Les Pieds
99 99 12 Various Artists – Le Soldat Rose 2
100 NE 01 As Animals – As Animals
101 97 13 Sexion D’Assaut – Best Of
102 113 71 C2C – Tetra
103 NE 01 Tord Gustavsen Quartet – Extended Circle
104 NE 01 Kendra Morris – Banshee
105 108 124 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
106 118 97 Nirvana – Nevermind
107 NE 01 Malia / Boris Blank – Convergence
108 110 45 David Bowie – The Next Day
109 70 04 Daniel Barenboim & Wiener Philharmoniker – New Year’s Concert 2014 / Neujahrskonzert 2014
110 112 15 Kaaris – Or Noir
111 114 153 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne
112 87 53 MIKA – The Origin Of Love
113 RE 103 Daft Punk – Homework
114 88 62 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
115 105 55 Booba – Futur 2.0
116 86 08 Jean-Jacques Debout – Les Chansons Des Guingettes
117 138 87 The Black Keys – El Camino
118 104 83 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur
119 139 13 James Arthur – James Arthur
120 121 12 Lady Gaga – ARTPOP
121 123 11 Shaka Ponk – Geeks On Stage
122 89 06 Various Artists – Fun Dancefloor Winter 2014
123 126 65 Keen’V – La Vie Est Belle
124 128 121 Rihanna – Loud
125 94 42 Alex Hepburn – Together Alone
126 125 32 Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll
127 RE 10 Daft Punk – Musique Vol. 1 (1993-2005)
128 115 13 Luciano Pavarotti – Pavarotti Les 50 Triomphes
129 111 13 Frank Michael – Encore Quelques Mots D’Amour
130 149 51 Earth, Wind & Fire – Greatest Hits
131 103 140 MIKA – Life In Cartoon Motion
132 127 192 Muse – The Resistance
133 142 15 Yodelice – Square Eyes
134 96 45 Vigon Bamy Jay – Les Soul Men
135 117 64 One Direction – Take Me Home
136 93 08 Serge Lama – La Balade Du Poète/50 Ans D’Encre & De Projecteurs
137 187 17 Gaëtan Roussel – Orpailleur
138 116 14 Arcade Fire – Reflektor
139 144 66 Michael Jackson – Number Ones
140 150 11 IAM – IAM
141 160 21 Arctic Monkeys – AM
142 146 03 Various Artists – Un Hiver D’Enfer 2014
143 134 20 Placebo – Loud Like Love
144 131 06 Various Artists – 100 Le Son Dancefloor
145 NE 01 Dionysos – Jack Et La Mécanique Du Coeur
146 167 62 Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – The Reckoning
147 130 02 Ennio Morricone – L’Essentiel
148 178 28 Olympe – Olympe
149 135 10 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love Live
150 132 82 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
151 166 17 Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
152 148 78 Shy’m – Caméléon
153 137 05 Various Artists – Les Hits De Gulli 2014
154 141 104 One Direction – Up All Night
155 159 17 Aldebert – Enfantillages 2
156 169 41 Maxime Le Forestier – Le Cadeau
157 NE 01 Various Artists – Electro Fever 2014
158 120 12 De Palmas – De Palmas
159 165 20 Lynda Lemay – Feutres Et Pastels
160 RE 14 Mélanie De Biasio – No Deal
161 NE 01 Various Artists – Nuits De Folie Années 80
162 143 42 Various Artists – Thérèse / Vivre D’Amour
163 136 82 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Pas Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
164 63 02 Shtar Academy – Shtar Academy
165 156 72 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge
166 122 175 Grégoire – Toi + Moi
167 79 05 London Symphony Orchestra – London Symphony Orchestra Highlights
168 152 53 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends
169 NE 01 Cascadeur – Ghost Surfer
170 119 03 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Give The People What They Want
171 151 19 Rohff – P.D.R.G. (Pouvoir – Danger – Respect & Game)
172 NE 01 Various Artists – Les Plus Belles Chansons D’Amour 2014
173 147 85 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events
174 190 164 Coeur De Pirate – Coeur De Pirate
175 NE 01 Le Prince Miiaou – Where Is The Queen ?
176 174 62 M – Îl
177 164 05 Various Artists – Hits 2014
178 175 34 Supertramp – Breakfast In America
179 124 22 Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
180 162 07 Various Artists – 100 Hits 2014
181 140 68 Michael Jackson – Thriller
182 153 15 Natalie Dessay / Michel Legrand – Entre Elle Et Lui
183 211 17 Ayo – Ticket To The World
184 145 04 Soundtrack – Yves Saint Laurent
185 170 237 Louise Attaque – Louise Attaque
186 205 56 Mylène Farmer – Monkey Me
187 208 08 Daniel Balavoine – Balavoine
188 182 46 Woodkid – The Golden Age
189 NE 01 Bertrand Chamayou – Schubert Project
190 NE 01 Rivière Noire – Rivière Noire
191 157 22 Patrick Bruel – Des Souvenirs… Ensemble (Live)
192 193 15 Nina Simone – The Very Best Of Nina Simone
193 177 11 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways
194 183 38 Vanessa Paradis – Love Songs
195 154 04 Gérard Lenorman – La Ballade Des Gens Heureux
196 176 122 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
197 184 14 Patrick Sébastien – L’Indispensable Pour Faire La Fête – Best Of
198 206 104 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love
199 133 68 Maroon 5 – Overexposed
200 186 78 Skip The Use – Can Be Late
201 173 54 Garou – Rhythm And Blues
202 220 10 Michel Sardou – Les Grands Moments Live
203 185 67 Amy Winehouse – Lioness : Hidden Treasures
204 207 13 Ibrahim Maalouf – Illusions
205 248 08 Scorpions – MTV Unplugged
206 155 10 Pierre Perret – L’Age de Pierre
207 232 24 Valerie June – Pushin’ Against A Stone
208 221 170 Muse – Absolution
209 171 55 Jenifer – L’Amour & Moi
210 168 11 Laura Pausini – 20 – The Greatest Hits
211 198 44 Neil Young – Harvest
212 181 99 Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk
213 RE 03 Jacques Brel – Quinze Ans D’Amour
214 RE 44 Daft Punk – Human After All
215 214 148 Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
216 201 47 Tryo – Ladilafé
217 RE 96 Metronomy – The English Riviera
218 199 92 Imany – The Shape Of A Broken Heart
219 95 02 Warpaint – Warpaint
220 191 52 La Fouine – Drôle De Parcours
221 188 85 Céline Dion – D’Eux
222 200 65 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
223 194 10 Yves Jamait – Amor Fati
224 212 101 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
225 195 03 Sade – The Best Of Sade
226 189 71 P!nk – Greatest Hits…So Far!!!
227 RE 17 Juliette – Nour
228 235 162 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Ecole Des Points Vitaux
229 180 07 Various Artists – Funlist 2014
230 179 11 Nirvana – In Utero – 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe
231 240 35 IAM – Arts Martiens
232 217 29 Sébastien Patoche – J’Emmerde Les Bobos
233 197 11 Vincent Delerm – Les Amants Parallèles
234 RE 76 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend
235 158 17 Roberto Alagna – Robertissimo
236 234 39 Zazie – Cyclo
237 204 12 The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun / Hyde Park Live
238 223 11 Corneille – Entre Nord Et Sud
239 109 02 Owlle – France
240 NE 01 Robin Mckelle & The Flytones – Heart Of Memphis
241 RE 09 Scorpions – Acoustica
242 RE 55 Muse – Showbiz
243 236 69 BB Brunes – Long Courrier
244 RE 119 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
245 196 15 AC/DC – Back In Black
246 RE 14 Paul McCartney – New
247 161 03 Various Artists – H1ts Hiver 2014
248 RE 54 Melody Gardot – The Absence
249 219 28 Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms
250 216 56 Marc Lavoine – Je Descends Du Singe