Week Ending 9th February 2014 / Albums Chart

It has been a very close battle with the French collective FAUVE, but Stromae managed to spend a 23rd non-consecutive week at the top of the albums chart with Racine Carrée (30,772 sales / +16%). The album has now sold 1,358,801 copies in its 25 weeks in the top 250. Just 941 copies behind (29,831), FAUVE enters at number two with Vieux Frères – Partie 1. Its EP Blizzard debuted and peaked at 13 in May 2013, this week it moves up a massive 31 places at 24 in its 38th week on the chart (3,000 sales). In the singles chart, FAUVE had two top 50 hits, with “Voyou” (number 30 in October 2013), and “De Ceux” (number 43 in December 2013). “Infirmière” is the third this week, debuting at 46.

In its 16th week inside the ten best-sellers, Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories slips one place at number three but with increasing sales (18,451 sales / +23%). Maître Gims is also down one place at four with Subliminal in his 27th week in the top 10 (16,000 sales / +23%).

The compilation NRJ 200% Hits 2014 is new at number five (12,500 sales). In its 14th week inside the top 10, Vieillir Avec Toi moves down two places at six for Florent Pagny (6,500 sales / -3%). The Frozen soundtrack (La Reine Des Neiges) falls two at seven in its third week inside the ten best-selling albums (5,900 sales / -11%). There is a new entry at number eight for the compilation Fun Remix Club Winter 2014 (5,700 sales).

MIKA‘s 3-CD box set (Life In Cartoon Motion, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, and The Origin Of Love) debuts at nine (5,300 sales). They all reached the top of the albums chart. It’s important to remember that MIKA is a new judge on this year’s French version of “The Voice”. In its seventh week in the top 10, Stromae‘s Cheese moves down four places at ten (5,100 sales / -4%).

Four albums drop out of the top 10 this week. The live LP Violetta En Vivo falls four at number eleven after three weeks inside the ten best-sellers. Two compilations are down nine places, NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition at 17, and NRJ Winter Hits 2014 at number 18. In its fourth week on the chart, High Hopes moves down 13 places at 23 for Bruce Springsteen (3,000 sales / -35%).

The album We Love Disney climbs four at number twelve in its tenth week inside the top 250, it debuted and peaked at two in December (4,800 sales). In his 61st week on the chart, Bruno Mars is back up three places at 15 with Unorthodox Jukebox. In his second week inside the 250 best-sellers, Cascadeur jumps from 169 to number 19 with Ghost Surfer (3,500 sales), it’s the first top 20 LP for Alexandre Longo (his real name).

French rapper Deen Burbigo gets his first top 30 album as Fin D’Après-Minuit is new at 28, Inception reached number 45 in June 2012. Flesh & Blood debuts at 29 for John Butler Trio, it’s their third top 30 LP, after Grand National (number 17 in March 2007), and April Uprising (number 27 in April 2010).

War Room Stories is Breton‘s first top 40 album as it enters at 33. Their Others People’s Problems peaked at number 151 in March 2012. In their 12th week on the chart, Casseurs Flowters jump from 76 to number 39 with Orelsan & Gringe Sont Les Casseurs Flowters, the LP was number eight in November.

Have a great week !

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 01 25 Stromae – Racine Carrée
02 NE 01 FAUVE – Vieux Frères – Partie 1
03 02 38 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
04 03 38 Maître Gims – Subliminal
05 NE 01 Various Artists – NRJ 200% Hits 2014
06 04 14 Florent Pagny – Vieillir Avec Toi
07 05 10 Soundtrack – La Reine Des Neiges
08 NE 01 Various Artists – Fun Remix Club Winter 2014
09 NE 01 MIKA – 3 CD Originaux : Life In Cartoon Motion / The Boy Who Knew Too Much / The Origin Of Love
10 06 101 Stromae – Cheese
11 07 04 Various Artists – Violetta En Vivo
12 16 10 Various Artists – We Love Disney
13 NE 01 Within Temptation – Hydra
14 13 23 Tal – A L’Infini
15 18 61 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
16 17 19 Various Artists – Violetta – Hoy Somos Más
17 08 10 Various Artists – NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition
18 09 04 Various Artists – NRJ Winter Hits 2014
19 169 02 Cascadeur – Ghost Surfer
20 14 40 Zaz – Recto Verso
21 24 16 Various Artists – Forever Gentlemen
22 11 20 Vincent Niclo – Luis
23 10 04 Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
24 55 38 FAUVE – Blizzard EP
25 28 15 Julien Doré – Løve
26 12 02 Coeur De Pirate – Trauma
27 19 07 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2014
28 NE 01 Deen Burbigo – Fin D’Après-Minuit
29 NE 01 John Butler Trio – Flesh & Blood
30 20 04 Various Artists – Fun Dance 2014
31 21 10 Pascal Obispo – Le Grand Amour
32 22 24 Various Artists – Génération Goldman Vol. 2
33 NE 01 Breton – War Room Stories
34 29 16 Cats On Trees – Cats On Trees
35 23 09 Beyoncé – Beyoncé
36 27 46 Various Artists – Robin Des Bois
37 26 11 Bernard Lavilliers – Baron Samedi
38 40 33 Various Artists – Violetta – L’Album De La Saison 1
39 76 12 Casseurs Flowters – Orelsan & Gringe Sont Les Casseurs Flowters
40 35 41 Emmanuel Moire – Le Chemin
41 42 11 One Direction – Midnight Memories
42 25 19 Lorde – Pure Heroine
43 38 21 Avicii – True
44 34 38 Les Stentors – Une Histoire De France
45 NE 01 Various Artists – 40 Tubes 2014
46 31 35 Christophe Maé – Je Veux Du Bonheur
47 37 99 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
48 56 21 Grégoire – Les Roses De Mon Silence
49 39 192 Zaz – Zaz
50 32 02 Ásgeir – In The Silence
51 41 05 La Rue Kétanou – Allons Voir
52 47 22 London Grammar – If You Wait
53 68 12 Etienne Daho – Les Chansons De L’Innocence Retrouvée
54 33 02 Various Artists – Hits Winter 2014
55 59 12 Détroit – Horizons
56 51 16 James Blunt – Moon Landing
57 43 10 Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium
58 45 106 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
59 54 09 Mylène Farmer – Timeless 2013
60 48 73 P!nk – The Truth About Love
61 44 66 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre
62 50 71 Muse – The 2nd Law
63 99 13 Various Artists – Le Soldat Rose 2
64 67 28 Keen’V – Ange Ou Démon
65 49 14 Céline Dion – Loved Me Back To Life
66 80 146 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
67 46 12 Garou – Au Milieu De Ma Vie
68 30 14 Eddy Mitchell – Héros
69 52 93 Birdy – Birdy
70 62 14 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
71 57 16 Katy Perry – Prism
72 74 04 The Shin Sekaï – The Shin Sekaï, Volume 2
73 65 159 Adele – 21
74 NE 01 Broken Bells – After The Disco
75 96 38 Texas – The Conversation
76 75 12 Vitaa – Ici Et Maintenant
77 61 57 Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man
78 66 19 Agnes Obel – Aventine
79 147 03 Ennio Morricone – L’Essentiel
80 71 240 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
81 15 02 Oldelaf – Dimanche
82 73 98 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée
83 64 04 OneRepublic – Native
84 36 02 Florent Marchet – Bambi Galaxy
85 63 27 Luc Arbogast – Odysseus
86 53 56 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
87 88 52 Indochine – Black City Parade
88 83 15 Grand Corps Malade – Funambule
89 82 20 Birdy – Fire Within
90 81 05 Various Artists – 40 Hits 2014
91 78 43 Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
92 79 122 Agnes Obel – Philharmonics
93 84 45 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
94 70 18 Hélène Ségara – Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas
95 115 56 Booba – Futur 2.0
96 101 14 Sexion D’Assaut – Best Of
97 94 54 Asaf Avidan – Different Pulses
98 92 16 Frédéric François – Amor Latino
99 90 09 Various Artists – Skyrock 2014 Volume 1
100 102 72 C2C – Tetra
101 86 02 Richard Clayderman – Romantique
102 141 22 Arctic Monkeys – AM
103 110 16 Kaaris – Or Noir
104 72 114 Daft Punk – Discovery
105 89 64 Various Artists – Génération Goldman
106 NE 01 David Crosby – Croz
107 91 63 Nolwenn Leroy – O Filles De L’Eau
108 114 63 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
109 93 35 Joyce Jonathan – Caractère
110 97 68 Lou Doillon – Places
111 69 05 Yoann Freget – Quelques Heures Avec Moi
112 NE 01 Various Artists – Les Plus Grands Tubes Love – 60 Titres
113 194 39 Vanessa Paradis – Love Songs
114 95 139 Selah Sue – Selah Sue
115 162 43 Various Artists – Thérèse / Vivre D’Amour
116 145 02 Dionysos – Jack Et La Mécanique Du Coeur
117 105 125 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
118 98 129 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Chansons Pour Les Pieds
119 121 12 Shaka Ponk – Geeks On Stage
120 188 47 Woodkid – The Golden Age
121 85 08 Various Artists – M6 Hits 2014
122 87 03 Mogwai – Rave Tapes
123 108 46 David Bowie – The Next Day
124 NE 01 Suzanne Vega – Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles
125 122 07 Various Artists – Fun Dancefloor Winter 2014
126 104 02 Kendra Morris – Banshee
127 146 63 Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – The Reckoning
128 129 14 Frank Michael – Encore Quelques Mots D’Amour
129 106 98 Nirvana – Nevermind
130 58 02 Boy George – This Is What I Do
131 149 11 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love Live
132 155 18 Aldebert – Enfantillages 2
133 182 16 Natalie Dessay / Michel Legrand – Entre Elle Et Lui
134 158 13 De Palmas – De Palmas
135 123 66 Keen’V – La Vie Est Belle
136 120 13 Lady Gaga – ARTPOP
137 150 83 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
138 140 12 IAM – IAM
139 137 18 Gaëtan Roussel – Orpailleur
140 116 09 Jean-Jacques Debout – Les Chansons Des Guingettes
141 171 20 Rohff – P.D.R.G. (Pouvoir – Danger – Respect & Game)
142 128 14 Luciano Pavarotti – Pavarotti Les 50 Triomphes
143 118 84 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur
144 119 14 James Arthur – James Arthur
145 151 18 Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
146 111 154 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne
147 133 16 Yodelice – Square Eyes
148 200 79 Skip The Use – Can Be Late
149 132 193 Muse – The Resistance
150 126 33 Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll
151 117 88 The Black Keys – El Camino
152 143 21 Placebo – Loud Like Love
153 154 105 One Direction – Up All Night
154 135 65 One Direction – Take Me Home
155 112 54 MIKA – The Origin Of Love
156 185 238 Louise Attaque – Louise Attaque
157 RE 195 Manu Chao – Clandestino
158 125 43 Alex Hepburn – Together Alone
159 136 09 Serge Lama – La Balade Du Poète/50 Ans D’Encre & De Projecteurs
160 134 46 Vigon Bamy Jay – Les Soul Men
161 NE 01 Pat Metheny Unity Group – Kin (<–>)
162 138 15 Arcade Fire – Reflektor
163 130 52 Earth, Wind & Fire – Greatest Hits
164 166 176 Grégoire – Toi + Moi
165 124 122 Rihanna – Loud
166 113 104 Daft Punk – Homework
167 109 05 Daniel Barenboim & Wiener Philharmoniker – New Year’s Concert 2014 / Neujahrskonzert 2014
168 170 04 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Give The People What They Want
169 144 07 Various Artists – 100 Le Son Dancefloor
170 165 73 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge
171 234 77 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend
172 173 86 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events
173 RE 46 Lilly Wood And The Prick – The Fight
174 131 141 MIKA – Life In Cartoon Motion
175 204 14 Ibrahim Maalouf – Illusions
176 152 79 Shy’m – Caméléon
177 174 165 Coeur De Pirate – Coeur De Pirate
178 196 123 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
179 227 18 Juliette – Nour
180 156 42 Maxime Le Forestier – Le Cadeau
181 168 54 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends
182 223 11 Yves Jamait – Amor Fati
183 NE 01 Har Mar Superstar – Bye Bye 17
184 180 08 Various Artists – 100 Hits 2014
185 164 03 Shtar Academy – Shtar Academy
186 161 02 Various Artists – Nuits De Folie Années 80
187 199 69 Maroon 5 – Overexposed
188 195 05 Gérard Lenorman – La Ballade Des Gens Heureux
189 176 63 M – Îl
190 183 18 Ayo – Ticket To The World
191 177 06 Various Artists – Hits 2014
192 163 83 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Pas Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
193 142 04 Various Artists – Un Hiver D’Enfer 2014
194 153 06 Various Artists – Les Hits De Gulli 2014
195 159 21 Lynda Lemay – Feutres Et Pastels
196 220 53 La Fouine – Drôle De Parcours
197 179 23 Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
198 191 23 Patrick Bruel – Des Souvenirs… Ensemble (Live)
199 172 02 Various Artists – Les Plus Belles Chansons D’Amour 2014
200 189 02 Bertrand Chamayou – Schubert Project
201 230 12 Nirvana – In Utero – 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe
202 210 12 Laura Pausini – 20 – The Greatest Hits
203 160 15 Mélanie De Biasio – No Deal
204 205 09 Scorpions – MTV Unplugged
205 186 57 Mylène Farmer – Monkey Me
206 201 55 Garou – Rhythm And Blues
207 RE 12 Moriarty – Fugitives
208 NE 01 Lisa Stansfield – Seven
209 181 69 Michael Jackson – Thriller
210 203 68 Amy Winehouse – Lioness : Hidden Treasures
211 184 05 Soundtrack – Yves Saint Laurent
212 192 16 Nina Simone – The Very Best Of Nina Simone
213 RE 13 Hayce Lemsi – Électron Libre
214 235 18 Roberto Alagna – Robertissimo
215 209 56 Jenifer – L’Amour & Moi
216 202 11 Michel Sardou – Les Grands Moments Live
217 157 02 Various Artists – Electro Fever 2014
218 206 11 Pierre Perret – L’Age de Pierre
219 107 02 Malia / Boris Blank – Convergence
220 244 120 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
221 219 03 Warpaint – Warpaint
222 NE 01 Shani Diluka – Road 66
223 216 48 Tryo – Ladilafé
224 148 29 Olympe – Olympe
225 190 02 Rivière Noire – Rivière Noire
226 178 35 Supertramp – Breakfast In America
227 224 102 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
228 RE 03 Various Artists – Latina Fever 2014
229 RE 03 Pierre Bachelet – Les Corons
230 215 149 Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
231 RE 05 Nemanja Radulović – Paganini Fantasy
232 231 36 IAM – Arts Martiens
233 229 08 Various Artists – Funlist 2014
234 228 163 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Ecole Des Points Vitaux
235 217 97 Metronomy – The English Riviera
236 60 05 Various Artists – Le Meilleur Du Jazz Relaxant
237 241 10 Scorpions – Acoustica
238 193 12 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways
239 197 15 Patrick Sébastien – L’Indispensable Pour Faire La Fête – Best Of
240 221 86 Céline Dion – D’Eux
241 208 171 Muse – Absolution
242 RE 14 HollySiz – My Name Is
243 RE 123 Shakira – Sale El Sol
244 RE 19 Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
245 RE 180 Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill
246 243 70 BB Brunes – Long Courrier
247 238 12 Corneille – Entre Nord Et Sud
248 212 100 Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk
249 211 45 Neil Young – Harvest
250 218 93 Imany – The Shape Of A Broken Heart