Week Ending 16th February 2014 / Albums Chart

There were the French music awards (Victoires de la Musique) last Friday, and of course the big winner was Stromae with three trophies (best male artist, best album for Racine Carrée, and best video for “Formidable”), so it’s not surprising at all to see him spending a 24th non-consecutive week at the top of the albums chart with Racine Carrée. But we can still be amazed by the LP’s sales figures, indeed Racine Carrée sold another 52,411 copies last week (+70%) ! In its 26 weeks on the chart (all of them inside the top four !), the album has now sold 1,411,212 copies.

Helped by the Grammy effect and the fact you can find it at mid-price, Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories moves back up one place at number two in its 17th week inside the ten best-sellers (23,035 sales / +25%). Maître Gims climbs one at three with Subliminal in his 28th week in the top 10 (21,700 sales / +36%). In its second week on the chart, the compilation NRJ 200% Hits 2014 is up one place at four. Last week’s new entry at number two, FAUVE is down to five with Vieux Frères – Partie 1 (11,000 sales / -63%).

Tony Carreira gets this week’s highest new entry at number six with Nos Fiançailles, France / Portugal (10,100 sales). In this album, he duets with artists such as Natasha St-Pier, Anggun, Vincent Niclo, and Michel Sardou among others. Nos Fiançailles, France / Portugal is Tony Carreira‘s first top 10 LP, he peaked at number 116 in June 2010 with Reste – Best Of. In his 15th week inside the top 10, Florent Pagny slips one place at seven with Vieillir Avec Toi (9,100 sales / +40%).

Le Prince is Mister You‘s fourth top 10 album, as it debuts at eight (9,000 sales). Mec De Rue reached number nine in October 2010, Dans Ma Grotte was number three in November 2011, and MDR 2 peaked at ten in November 2012. They both sang at the Victoires de la Musique : Julien Doré‘s Løve jumps from 25 to number nine in its 16th week in the top 250 (6,400 sales), and Zaz climbs ten places at ten with Recto Verso in her 41st week on the chart (6,300 sales / +91%).

Four albums drop out of the top 10 this week. The compilation Fun Remix Club Winter 2014 is down three at number eleven in its second week inside the 250 best-sellers. Stromae‘s Cheese also falls three places at 13 in its 102nd week on the chart (5,700 sales / +12%). The Frozen soundtrack (La Reine Des Neiges) moves down seven at number 14 after three weeks in the top 10 (5,100 sales / -14%). Last week’s new entry at nine, MIKA‘s 3-CD box set (Life In Cartoon Motion / The Boy Who Knew Too Much / The Origin Of Love) is down to number 19.

After the French music awards, Cats On Trees‘ eponymous LP gets its highest-charting position as it moves up 22 places at twelve in its 17th week on the chart. The album Forever Gentlemen climbs six at number 15 in its 17th week inside the top 250. The compilation Nova Tunes 2.9 debuts at number 20.

In his 11th week inside the 250 best-sellers, Pascal Obispo is back up eight places at 23 with Le Grand Amour, the album debuted and peaked at number three in December. Lorde‘s Pure Heroine jumps from 42 to number 25 in its 20th week on the chart. A former Number One (for three consecutive weeks in June and July), Christophe Maé climbs 20 places at 26 with Je Veux Du Bonheur. He performed at the Victoires de la Musique.

These artists also took advantage of the French music awards : Les Chansons De L’Innocence Retrouvée moves up 24 at number 29 for Etienne Daho in its 13th week in the top 250. As she won the award for the best female artist, Vanessa Paradis climbs 81 places at 32 with Love Songs in her 40th week on the chart (2,500 sales). Ibrahim Maalouf is up a massive 138 places at number 37 with Illusions in his 15th week inside the 250 best-sellers (2,300 sales), he won the award for best world music album.

Have a very good week !

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 01 26 Stromae – Racine Carrée
02 03 39 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
03 04 39 Maître Gims – Subliminal
04 05 02 Various Artists – NRJ 200% Hits 2014
05 02 02 FAUVE – Vieux Frères – Partie 1
06 NE 01 Tony Carreira – Nos Fiançailles, France / Portugal
07 06 15 Florent Pagny – Vieillir Avec Toi
08 NE 01 Mister You – Le Prince
09 25 16 Julien Doré – Løve
10 20 41 Zaz – Recto Verso
11 08 02 Various Artists – Fun Remix Club Winter 2014
12 34 17 Cats On Trees – Cats On Trees
13 10 102 Stromae – Cheese
14 07 11 Soundtrack – La Reine Des Neiges
15 21 17 Various Artists – Forever Gentlemen
16 15 62 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
17 12 11 Various Artists – We Love Disney
18 11 05 Various Artists – Violetta En Vivo
19 09 02 MIKA – 3 CD Originaux : Life In Cartoon Motion / The Boy Who Knew Too Much / The Origin Of Love
20 NE 01 Various Artists – Nova Tunes 2.9
21 14 24 Tal – A L’Infini
22 22 21 Vincent Niclo – Luis
23 31 11 Pascal Obispo – Le Grand Amour
24 17 11 Various Artists – NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition
25 42 20 Lorde – Pure Heroine
26 46 36 Christophe Maé – Je Veux Du Bonheur
27 16 20 Various Artists – Violetta – Hoy Somos Más
28 18 05 Various Artists – NRJ Winter Hits 2014
29 53 13 Etienne Daho – Les Chansons De L’Innocence Retrouvée
30 23 05 Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
31 37 12 Bernard Lavilliers – Baron Samedi
32 113 40 Vanessa Paradis – Love Songs
33 27 08 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2014
34 55 13 Détroit – Horizons
35 32 25 Various Artists – Génération Goldman Vol. 2
36 35 10 Beyoncé – Beyoncé
37 175 15 Ibrahim Maalouf – Illusions
38 19 03 Cascadeur – Ghost Surfer
39 30 05 Various Artists – Fun Dance 2014
40 36 47 Various Artists – Robin Des Bois
41 24 39 FAUVE – Blizzard EP
42 44 39 Les Stentors – Une Histoire De France
43 26 03 Coeur De Pirate – Trauma
44 40 42 Emmanuel Moire – Le Chemin
45 43 22 Avicii – True
46 65 15 Céline Dion – Loved Me Back To Life
47 88 16 Grand Corps Malade – Funambule
48 57 11 Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium
49 56 17 James Blunt – Moon Landing
50 75 39 Texas – The Conversation
51 61 67 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre
52 59 10 Mylène Farmer – Timeless 2013
53 67 13 Garou – Au Milieu De Ma Vie
54 48 22 Grégoire – Les Roses De Mon Silence
55 68 15 Eddy Mitchell – Héros
56 39 13 Casseurs Flowters – Orelsan & Gringe Sont Les Casseurs Flowters
57 52 23 London Grammar – If You Wait
58 13 02 Within Temptation – Hydra
59 41 12 One Direction – Midnight Memories
60 51 06 La Rue Kétanou – Allons Voir
61 38 34 Various Artists – Violetta – L’Album De La Saison 1
62 87 53 Indochine – Black City Parade
63 29 02 John Butler Trio – Flesh & Blood
64 83 05 OneRepublic – Native
65 49 193 Zaz – Zaz
66 NE 01 Temples – Sun Structures
67 58 107 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
68 47 100 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
69 60 74 P!nk – The Truth About Love
70 62 72 Muse – The 2nd Law
71 73 160 Adele – 21
72 64 29 Keen’V – Ange Ou Démon
73 120 48 Woodkid – The Golden Age
74 54 03 Various Artists – Hits Winter 2014
75 108 64 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
76 173 47 Lilly Wood And The Prick – The Fight
77 71 17 Katy Perry – Prism
78 45 02 Various Artists – 40 Tubes 2014
79 50 03 Ásgeir – In The Silence
80 63 14 Various Artists – Le Soldat Rose 2
81 69 94 Birdy – Birdy
82 119 13 Shaka Ponk – Geeks On Stage
83 89 21 Birdy – Fire Within
84 242 15 HollySiz – My Name Is
85 66 147 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
86 85 28 Luc Arbogast – Odysseus
87 70 15 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
88 78 20 Agnes Obel – Aventine
89 77 58 Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man
90 NE 01 Tinariwen – Emmaar
91 RE 09 Various Artists – I Love You
92 116 03 Dionysos – Jack Et La Mécanique Du Coeur
93 72 05 The Shin Sekaï – The Shin Sekaï, Volume 2
94 RE 02 As Animals – As Animals
95 RE 12 La Femme – Psycho Tropical Berlin
96 93 46 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
97 33 02 Breton – War Room Stories
98 76 13 Vitaa – Ici Et Maintenant
99 80 241 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
100 NE 01 Behemoth – The Satanist
101 94 19 Hélène Ségara – Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas
102 RE 42 Kavinsky – Outrun
103 82 99 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée
104 131 12 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love Live
105 112 02 Various Artists – Les Plus Grands Tubes Love – 60 Titres
106 117 126 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
107 102 23 Arctic Monkeys – AM
108 109 36 Joyce Jonathan – Caractère
109 92 123 Agnes Obel – Philharmonics
110 86 57 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
111 NE 01 Various Artists – Tropical Love
112 98 17 Frédéric François – Amor Latino
113 97 55 Asaf Avidan – Different Pulses
114 90 06 Various Artists – 40 Hits 2014
115 96 15 Sexion D’Assaut – Best Of
116 99 10 Various Artists – Skyrock 2014 Volume 1
117 91 44 Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
118 110 69 Lou Doillon – Places
119 105 65 Various Artists – Génération Goldman
120 104 115 Daft Punk – Discovery
121 134 14 De Palmas – De Palmas
122 115 44 Various Artists – Thérèse / Vivre D’Amour
123 95 57 Booba – Futur 2.0
124 133 17 Natalie Dessay / Michel Legrand – Entre Elle Et Lui
125 125 08 Various Artists – Fun Dancefloor Winter 2014
126 147 17 Yodelice – Square Eyes
127 160 47 Vigon Bamy Jay – Les Soul Men
128 132 19 Aldebert – Enfantillages 2
129 107 64 Nolwenn Leroy – O Filles De L’Eau
130 RE 02 Christine And The Queens – Nuit 17 A 52
131 111 06 Yoann Freget – Quelques Heures Avec Moi
132 139 19 Gaëtan Roussel – Orpailleur
133 81 03 Oldelaf – Dimanche
134 128 15 Frank Michael – Encore Quelques Mots D’Amour
135 178 124 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
136 100 73 C2C – Tetra
137 123 47 David Bowie – The Next Day
138 79 04 Ennio Morricone – L’Essentiel
139 101 03 Richard Clayderman – Romantique
140 103 17 Kaaris – Or Noir
141 121 09 Various Artists – M6 Hits 2014
142 158 44 Alex Hepburn – Together Alone
143 179 19 Juliette – Nour
144 136 14 Lady Gaga – ARTPOP
145 114 140 Selah Sue – Selah Sue
146 152 22 Placebo – Loud Like Love
147 145 19 Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
148 138 13 IAM – IAM
149 199 03 Various Artists – Les Plus Belles Chansons D’Amour 2014
150 149 194 Muse – The Resistance
151 142 15 Luciano Pavarotti – Pavarotti Les 50 Triomphes
152 182 12 Yves Jamait – Amor Fati
153 NE 01 Pigalle – T’Inquiète
154 118 130 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Chansons Pour Les Pieds
155 146 155 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne
156 84 03 Florent Marchet – Bambi Galaxy
157 195 22 Lynda Lemay – Feutres Et Pastels
158 127 64 Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – The Reckoning
159 143 85 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur
160 129 99 Nirvana – Nevermind
161 130 03 Boy George – This Is What I Do
162 140 10 Jean-Jacques Debout – Les Chansons Des Guingettes
163 RE 07 Mayra Andrade – Lovely Difficult
164 148 80 Skip The Use – Can Be Late
165 150 34 Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll
166 137 84 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
167 135 67 Keen’V – La Vie Est Belle
168 155 55 MIKA – The Origin Of Love
169 141 21 Rohff – P.D.R.G. (Pouvoir – Danger – Respect & Game)
170 159 10 Serge Lama – La Balade Du Poète/50 Ans D’Encre & De Projecteurs
171 154 66 One Direction – Take Me Home
172 165 123 Rihanna – Loud
173 NE 01 As De Trèfle – (Pas) Comme Tout Le Monde
174 244 20 Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
175 151 89 The Black Keys – El Camino
176 239 16 Patrick Sébastien – L’Indispensable Pour Faire La Fête – Best Of
177 144 15 James Arthur – James Arthur
178 162 16 Arcade Fire – Reflektor
179 180 43 Maxime Le Forestier – Le Cadeau
180 201 13 Nirvana – In Utero – 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe
181 122 04 Mogwai – Rave Tapes
182 166 105 Daft Punk – Homework
183 193 05 Various Artists – Un Hiver D’Enfer 2014
184 163 53 Earth, Wind & Fire – Greatest Hits
185 190 19 Ayo – Ticket To The World
186 74 02 Broken Bells – After The Disco
187 238 13 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways
188 153 106 One Direction – Up All Night
189 170 74 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge
190 164 177 Grégoire – Toi + Moi
191 189 64 M – Îl
192 168 05 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Give The People What They Want
193 172 87 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events
194 RE 04 Kid Ink – My Own Lane
195 156 239 Louise Attaque – Louise Attaque
196 203 16 Mélanie De Biasio – No Deal
197 176 80 Shy’m – Caméléon
198 167 06 Daniel Barenboim & Wiener Philharmoniker – New Year’s Concert 2014 / Neujahrskonzert 2014
199 174 142 MIKA – Life In Cartoon Motion
200 28 02 Deen Burbigo – Fin D’Après-Minuit
201 124 02 Suzanne Vega – Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles
202 RE 13 The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun / Hyde Park Live
203 247 13 Corneille – Entre Nord Et Sud
204 NE 01 The Glitch Mob – Love Death Immortality
205 192 84 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Pas Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
206 RE 24 Phoenix – Bankrupt!
207 214 19 Roberto Alagna – Robertissimo
208 RE 11 Ellie Goulding – Halcyon Days
209 206 56 Garou – Rhythm And Blues
210 188 06 Gérard Lenorman – La Ballade Des Gens Heureux
211 246 71 BB Brunes – Long Courrier
212 211 06 Soundtrack – Yves Saint Laurent
213 RE 40 Carla Bruni – Little French Songs
214 216 12 Michel Sardou – Les Grands Moments Live
215 186 03 Various Artists – Nuits De Folie Années 80
216 169 08 Various Artists – 100 Le Son Dancefloor
217 194 07 Various Artists – Les Hits De Gulli 2014
218 209 70 Michael Jackson – Thriller
219 197 24 Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
220 218 12 Pierre Perret – L’Age de Pierre
221 184 09 Various Artists – 100 Hits 2014
222 202 13 Laura Pausini – 20 – The Greatest Hits
223 NE 01 Gaël Faure – De Silences En Bascules
224 241 172 Muse – Absolution
225 235 98 Metronomy – The English Riviera
226 RE 10 M – Îl(s)
227 161 02 Pat Metheny Unity Group – Kin (<–>)
228 233 09 Various Artists – Funlist 2014
229 210 69 Amy Winehouse – Lioness : Hidden Treasures
230 126 03 Kendra Morris – Banshee
231 227 103 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
232 187 70 Maroon 5 – Overexposed
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234 248 101 Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk
235 204 10 Scorpions – MTV Unplugged
236 196 54 La Fouine – Drôle De Parcours
237 RE 12 Vincent Delerm – Les Amants Parallèles
238 177 166 Coeur De Pirate – Coeur De Pirate
239 234 164 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Ecole Des Points Vitaux
240 181 55 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends
241 223 49 Tryo – Ladilafé
242 228 04 Various Artists – Latina Fever 2014
243 191 07 Various Artists – Hits 2014
244 240 87 Céline Dion – D’Eux
245 NE 01 Various Artists – Le Coffret Des Puéricultrices
246 245 181 Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill
247 230 150 Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
248 NE 01 Rolando Villazón – Mozart : Concert Arias
249 RE 81 Thomas Dutronc – Silence On Tourne, On Tourne En Rond
250 215 57 Jenifer – L’Amour & Moi