Week Ending 23rd February 2014 / Albums Chart

In its 27th week on the chart (all inside the top four), Stromae‘s Racine Carrée adds another 30,090 sales (-43 % / 1,441,302 in total) to spend a 25th non-consecutive week at the top of the French albums chart. In doing so, the LP owns now the number three position of the longest reigns at Number One, as he has just beaten Andrea Bocelli‘s Romanza which was at the top for 24 weeks from January to August 1997. Only two albums have done better than Racine Carrée, Francis Cabrel‘s Samedi Soir Sur La Terre (29 weeks from April 1994 to February 1995), and D’Eux by Céline Dion (44 weeks from April 1995 to March 1996). The first French albums chart was published in January 1985.

Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories stays at number two in its 18th week inside the ten best-sellers (16,890 sales / -27%). There is no change also at three for Maître Gims with Subliminal in his 29th week in the top 10 (15,600 sales / -28%). In his second week on the chart, Tony Carreira climbs two places at four with Nos Fiançailles, France / Portugal (9,100 sales / -10%).

The compilation NRJ 200% Hits 2014 slips one at number five in its third week inside the top 10 (7,100 sales). It’s also down one place at six for FAUVE‘s Vieux Frères – Partie 1 in its third week inside the ten best-selling albums (6,100 sales / -45%). It’s a good week for Zaz, her Recto Verso moves up three at number seven in its 18th week in the top 10 (6,000 sales / -5%).

In its fourth week inside the top 10, Løve is up one place at eight for Julien Doré, the album debuted and peaked at number four in November (5,000 sales / -22%). Cats On Trees‘ eponymous LP enters the top 10 as it climbs three at number nine in its 18th week on the chart (5,000 sales). Florent Pagny is down three places at ten with Vieillir Avec Toi in his 16th week inside the ten best-sellers.

One album drops out of the top 10 this week. Last week’s new entry at number eight, Le Prince is down to 27 for Mister You (2,200 sales / -76%), his last album MDR 2 had also fallen from ten to number 31 in its second week on the chart in November 2012.

Stromae‘s Cheese moves back up two places at eleven in its 103rd week in the top 250. As their song “Wasting My Young Years” is at two on the singles chart, London Grammar have also a good week with their LP If You Wait which climbs a massive 45 places at twelve in its 24th week on the chart (4,500 sales). If You Wait debuted and peaked at number eleven in September.

Têtes Raides get their fifth top 20 album, as Terriens enters at number 13 (3,890 sales). Qu’est-Ce Qu’on S’Fait Chier ! was number five in September 2003. There are two albums from the Argentinian TV series “Violetta” inside the top 20, the live LP Violetta En Vivo is up three places at 15 in its sixth week inside the 250 best-sellers, and Violetta – Hoy Somos Más jumps from 27 to number 18 in its 21st week on the chart.

A L’infini moves up five places at 16 for Tal in its 25th week in the top 250. Christophe Maé climbs nine at number 17 with Je Veux Du Bonheur in his 37th week on the chart. In its 21st week inside the top 250, Lorde‘s Pure Heroine finally reaches the top 20 as it is up five places at 20.

Ibrahim Maalouf gets his first top 30 album, as Illusions jumps from 37 to number 29 in its 16th week inside the 250 best-sellers, he won a French music award (Victoire de la Musique) for best world music album two weeks ago. In its 13th week on the chart, One Direction‘s Midnight Memories climbs 15 places at 44, the LP entered and peaked at number two in December.

Have a great seven days !

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 01 27 Stromae – Racine Carrée
02 02 40 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
03 03 40 Maître Gims – Subliminal
04 06 02 Tony Carreira – Nos Fiançailles, France / Portugal
05 04 03 Various Artists – NRJ 200% Hits 2014
06 05 03 FAUVE – Vieux Frères – Partie 1
07 10 42 Zaz – Recto Verso
08 09 17 Julien Doré – Løve
09 12 18 Cats On Trees – Cats On Trees
10 07 16 Florent Pagny – Vieillir Avec Toi
11 13 103 Stromae – Cheese
12 57 24 London Grammar – If You Wait
13 NE 01 Têtes Raides – Terriens
14 14 12 Soundtrack – La Reine Des Neiges
15 18 06 Various Artists – Violetta En Vivo
16 21 25 Tal – A L’Infini
17 26 37 Christophe Maé – Je Veux Du Bonheur
18 27 21 Various Artists – Violetta – Hoy Somos Más
19 11 03 Various Artists – Fun Remix Club Winter 2014
20 25 21 Lorde – Pure Heroine
21 24 12 Various Artists – NRJ Music Awards – 15th Edition
22 19 03 MIKA – 3 CD Originaux : Life In Cartoon Motion / The Boy Who Knew Too Much / The Origin Of Love
23 17 12 Various Artists – We Love Disney
24 16 63 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
25 23 12 Pascal Obispo – Le Grand Amour
26 15 18 Various Artists – Forever Gentlemen
27 08 02 Mister You – Le Prince
28 29 14 Etienne Daho – Les Chansons De L’Innocence Retrouvée
29 37 16 Ibrahim Maalouf – Illusions
30 28 06 Various Artists – NRJ Winter Hits 2014
31 22 22 Vincent Niclo – Luis
32 32 41 Vanessa Paradis – Love Songs
33 36 11 Beyoncé – Beyoncé
34 38 04 Cascadeur – Ghost Surfer
35 34 14 Détroit – Horizons
36 33 09 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2014
37 NE 01 Various Artists – 100 Dance 2014
38 45 23 Avicii – True
39 41 40 FAUVE – Blizzard EP
40 31 13 Bernard Lavilliers – Baron Samedi
41 42 40 Les Stentors – Une Histoire De France
42 35 26 Various Artists – Génération Goldman Vol. 2
43 40 48 Various Artists – Robin Des Bois
44 59 13 One Direction – Midnight Memories
45 30 06 Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
46 50 40 Texas – The Conversation
47 94 03 As Animals – As Animals
48 20 02 Various Artists – Nova Tunes 2.9
49 47 17 Grand Corps Malade – Funambule
50 61 35 Various Artists – Violetta – L’Album De La Saison 1
51 NE 01 Various Artists – Plus Grands Tubes Country
52 39 06 Various Artists – Fun Dance 2014
53 67 108 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
54 51 68 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre
55 NE 01 Miloš Karadaglic – Aranjuez
56 73 49 Woodkid – The Golden Age
57 84 16 HollySiz – My Name Is
58 77 18 Katy Perry – Prism
59 56 14 Casseurs Flowters – Orelsan & Gringe Sont Les Casseurs Flowters
60 NE 01 Tom Odell – Long Way Down
61 96 47 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
62 68 101 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
63 NE 01 Sean Paul – Full Frequency
64 44 43 Emmanuel Moire – Le Chemin
65 62 54 Indochine – Black City Parade
66 60 07 La Rue Kétanou – Allons Voir
67 81 95 Birdy – Birdy
68 49 18 James Blunt – Moon Landing
69 78 03 Various Artists – 40 Tubes 2014
70 70 73 Muse – The 2nd Law
71 89 59 Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man
72 71 161 Adele – 21
73 43 04 Coeur De Pirate – Trauma
74 76 48 Lilly Wood And The Prick – The Fight
75 72 30 Keen’V – Ange Ou Démon
76 65 194 Zaz – Zaz
77 58 03 Within Temptation – Hydra
78 64 06 OneRepublic – Native
79 88 21 Agnes Obel – Aventine
80 54 23 Grégoire – Les Roses De Mon Silence
81 48 12 Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium
82 69 75 P!nk – The Truth About Love
83 NE 01 Tagada Jones – Dissident
84 53 14 Garou – Au Milieu De Ma Vie
85 46 16 Céline Dion – Loved Me Back To Life
86 109 124 Agnes Obel – Philharmonics
87 NE 01 Jonas Kaufmann – Schubert : Winterreise
88 82 14 Shaka Ponk – Geeks On Stage
89 75 65 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
90 63 03 John Butler Trio – Flesh & Blood
91 107 24 Arctic Monkeys – AM
92 79 04 Ásgeir – In The Silence
93 93 06 The Shin Sekaï – The Shin Sekaï, Volume 2
94 87 16 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
95 NE 01 HK – Les Déserteurs
96 177 16 James Arthur – James Arthur
97 85 148 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
98 NE 01 Claudio Abbado – Mozart : Piano Concerto No. 25 In C Major K 503
99 92 04 Dionysos – Jack Et La Mécanique Du Coeur
100 52 11 Mylène Farmer – Timeless 2013
101 95 13 La Femme – Psycho Tropical Berlin
102 66 02 Temples – Sun Structures
103 98 14 Vitaa – Ici Et Maintenant
104 90 02 Tinariwen – Emmaar
105 83 22 Birdy – Fire Within
106 99 242 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
107 55 16 Eddy Mitchell – Héros
108 128 20 Aldebert – Enfantillages 2
109 74 04 Various Artists – Hits Winter 2014
110 102 43 Kavinsky – Outrun
111 80 15 Various Artists – Le Soldat Rose 2
112 123 58 Booba – Futur 2.0
113 110 58 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
114 RE 41 Claude François – Best Of
115 97 03 Breton – War Room Stories
116 103 100 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée
117 106 127 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
118 113 56 Asaf Avidan – Different Pulses
119 117 45 Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
120 120 116 Daft Punk – Discovery
121 114 07 Various Artists – 40 Hits 2014
122 137 48 David Bowie – The Next Day
123 101 20 Hélène Ségara – Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas
124 129 65 Nolwenn Leroy – O Filles De L’Eau
125 119 66 Various Artists – Génération Goldman
126 135 125 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
127 104 13 Laurent Voulzy – Lys & Love Live
128 122 45 Various Artists – Thérèse / Vivre D’Amour
129 NE 01 Robben Ford – A Day In Nashville
130 86 29 Luc Arbogast – Odysseus
131 108 37 Joyce Jonathan – Caractère
132 116 11 Various Artists – Skyrock 2014 Volume 1
133 136 74 C2C – Tetra
134 118 70 Lou Doillon – Places
135 115 16 Sexion D’Assaut – Best Of
136 140 18 Kaaris – Or Noir
137 133 04 Oldelaf – Dimanche
138 147 20 Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
139 145 141 Selah Sue – Selah Sue
140 111 02 Various Artists – Tropical Love
141 131 07 Yoann Freget – Quelques Heures Avec Moi
142 138 05 Ennio Morricone – L’Essentiel
143 134 16 Frank Michael – Encore Quelques Mots D’Amour
144 171 67 One Direction – Take Me Home
145 164 81 Skip The Use – Can Be Late
146 NE 01 Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
147 125 09 Various Artists – Fun Dancefloor Winter 2014
148 132 20 Gaëtan Roussel – Orpailleur
149 112 18 Frédéric François – Amor Latino
150 153 02 Pigalle – T’Inquiète
151 160 100 Nirvana – Nevermind
152 144 15 Lady Gaga – ARTPOP
153 121 15 De Palmas – De Palmas
154 176 17 Patrick Sébastien – L’Indispensable Pour Faire La Fête – Best Of
155 154 131 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Chansons Pour Les Pieds
156 130 03 Christine And The Queens – Nuit 17 A 52
157 151 16 Luciano Pavarotti – Pavarotti Les 50 Triomphes
158 158 65 Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – The Reckoning
159 188 107 One Direction – Up All Night
160 146 23 Placebo – Loud Like Love
161 126 18 Yodelice – Square Eyes
162 168 56 MIKA – The Origin Of Love
163 NE 01 Sean Paul – 4 CD Boxset
164 RE 02 David Crosby – Croz
165 150 195 Muse – The Resistance
166 124 18 Natalie Dessay / Michel Legrand – Entre Elle Et Lui
167 166 85 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
168 141 10 Various Artists – M6 Hits 2014
169 167 68 Keen’V – La Vie Est Belle
170 175 90 The Black Keys – El Camino
171 174 21 Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
172 142 45 Alex Hepburn – Together Alone
173 169 22 Rohff – P.D.R.G. (Pouvoir – Danger – Respect & Game)
174 RE 19 Thirty Seconds To Mars – Love Lust Faith + Dreams
175 143 20 Juliette – Nour
176 148 14 IAM – IAM
177 196 17 Mélanie De Biasio – No Deal
178 139 04 Richard Clayderman – Romantique
179 165 35 Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll
180 159 86 M. Pokora – A La Poursuite Du Bonheur
181 172 124 Rihanna – Loud
182 155 156 Nolwenn Leroy – Bretonne
183 152 13 Yves Jamait – Amor Fati
184 127 48 Vigon Bamy Jay – Les Soul Men
185 193 88 Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events
186 161 04 Boy George – This Is What I Do
187 162 11 Jean-Jacques Debout – Les Chansons Des Guingettes
188 RE 65 Various Artists – Le Soldat Rose
189 178 17 Arcade Fire – Reflektor
190 185 20 Ayo – Ticket To The World
191 205 85 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Pas Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien !
192 184 54 Earth, Wind & Fire – Greatest Hits
193 219 25 Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
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195 157 23 Lynda Lemay – Feutres Et Pastels
196 RE 17 Nina Simone – The Very Best Of Nina Simone
197 181 05 Mogwai – Rave Tapes
198 173 02 As De Trèfle – (Pas) Comme Tout Le Monde
199 230 04 Kendra Morris – Banshee
200 208 12 Ellie Goulding – Halcyon Days
201 190 178 Grégoire – Toi + Moi
202 225 99 Metronomy – The English Riviera
203 217 08 Various Artists – Les Hits De Gulli 2014
204 182 106 Daft Punk – Homework
205 156 04 Florent Marchet – Bambi Galaxy
206 189 75 Vincent Niclo & Les Choeurs De L’Armée Rouge – Opéra Rouge
207 105 03 Various Artists – Les Plus Grands Tubes Love – 60 Titres
208 191 65 M – Îl
209 240 56 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies… & Friends
210 170 11 Serge Lama – La Balade Du Poète/50 Ans D’Encre & De Projecteurs
211 179 44 Maxime Le Forestier – Le Cadeau
212 242 05 Various Artists – Latina Fever 2014
213 210 07 Gérard Lenorman – La Ballade Des Gens Heureux
214 163 08 Mayra Andrade – Lovely Difficult
215 RE 24 Patrick Bruel – Live – Des Souvenirs… Ensemble
216 199 143 MIKA – Life In Cartoon Motion
217 197 81 Shy’m – Caméléon
218 194 05 Kid Ink – My Own Lane
219 216 09 Various Artists – 100 Le Son Dancefloor
220 218 71 Michael Jackson – Thriller
221 RE 46 Neil Young – Harvest
222 RE 06 Gesaffelstein – Aleph
223 RE 11 Jason Derulo – Tattoos
224 247 151 Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
225 195 240 Louise Attaque – Louise Attaque
226 234 102 Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk
227 229 70 Amy Winehouse – Lioness : Hidden Treasures
228 192 06 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Give The People What They Want
229 215 04 Various Artists – Nuits De Folie Années 80
230 180 14 Nirvana – In Utero – 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe
231 246 182 Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill
232 241 50 Tryo – Ladilafé
233 198 07 Daniel Barenboim & Wiener Philharmoniker – New Year’s Concert 2014 / Neujahrskonzert 2014
234 236 55 La Fouine – Drôle De Parcours
235 RE 12 Patrice – The Rising Of The Son
236 186 03 Broken Bells – After The Disco
237 244 88 Céline Dion – D’Eux
238 232 71 Maroon 5 – Overexposed
239 RE 61 Rihanna – Unapologetic
240 RE 58 Mylène Farmer – Monkey Me
241 239 165 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Ecole Des Points Vitaux
242 183 06 Various Artists – Un Hiver D’Enfer 2014
243 RE 30 Sébastien Patoche – J’Emmerde Les Bobos
244 245 02 Various Artists – Le Coffret Des Puéricultrices
245 RE 14 Hayce Lemsi – Électron Libre
246 211 72 BB Brunes – Long Courrier
247 212 07 Soundtrack – Yves Saint Laurent
248 RE 94 Imany – The Shape Of A Broken Heart
249 RE 07 Various Artists – Je N’Aime Toujours Pas Le Classique, Mais Ça J’Aime Bien
250 RE 36 Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

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