Week Ending 14th September 2014 / Albums Chart

This year’s winner of the French version of the TV show “The Voice” Kendji Girac enters straight to the top of the albums chart with his eponymous LP, and the sales figures are very impressive : 68,166 copies sold (63,779 CDs + 4,387 downloads) ! Kendji Girac is the third act from the TV show to get a Number One album, after Luc Arbogast‘s Odysseus (for two weeks in August 2013) and Fréro Delavega‘s eponymous LP (for one week in July). The last two didn’t win the title though. The 2012 winner Stéphan Rizon reached number 32 in November 2012 with From Mars With Love, and the 2013 Yoann Fréget peaked at 21 in January with Quelques Heures Avec Moi.

In his fourth week inside the top 10, Calogero stays at number two with Les Feux D’Artifice (18,986 sales / -13%). The album has sold around 119,100 copies so far. There is no move also at three for Indila‘s Mini World (11,144 sales / -20%), the LP has sold around 399,400 copies in its 29 weeks on the chart (all of them inside the top 10). Last week’s Number One, Lacrim is down to four with Corleone in his second week inside the ten best-sellers (8,800 sales / -69%). Stromae‘s Racine Carrée climbs (!) two places at five in its 54th week in the top 10 (6,800 sales / -9%).

Robert Plant gets his second top 10 album in France as a solo artist with Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar which debuts at number six with 5,966 sales. His Walking Into Clarksdale (with Jimmy Page) was number five in April 1998. In its third week inside the top 10, the compilation NRJ Hits 2014 Vol. 2 moves down two places at seven.

Bénabar falls four at number eight with Inspiré De Faits Réels in his third week inside the ten best-selling LPs (5,800 sales / -34%). Luc Arbogast slips one place at nine with Oreflam in his third week in the top 10 (4,900 sales / -32%). Fréro Delavega‘s self-titled album is a non-mover at number ten in its seventh week inside the top 10 (4,800 sales / -13%).

Two albums drop out of the top 10 this week. In its 17th week on the chart, Coldplay‘s Ghost Stories is down two places at eleven (4,400 sales / -20%). Last week’s new entry at six, V falls to number 21 for Maroon 5.

El Pintor is Interpol‘s fourth top 20 LP in France, as it enters at 18 (3,400 sales). Antics reached number eleven in September 2004, and both Our Love To Admire (in July 2007) and Interpol (in September 2010) peaked at 19. In her 54th week on the chart, Tal moves back up eleven places at 26 with A L’Infini. It’s a good week also for Yannick Noah, his Combats Ordinaires climbs 16 at number 28 in its 15th week inside the top 250.

In their 79th week on the chart, Lilly Wood & The Prick‘s Invincible Friends finally enters the top 30 as it jumps from 33 to number 30. Feu! Chatterton are new at 45 with their eponymous EP. Adrian Thaws debuts at number 54 for Tricky. He peaked at 14 in May 1998 with Angels With Dirty Faces. Queen‘s Live At The Rainbow ’74 enters at number 55.

Have a very good week !

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 NE 01 Kendji Girac – Kendji Girac
02 02 04 Calogero – Les Feux D’Artifice
03 03 29 Indila – Mini World
04 01 02 Lacrim – Corleone
05 07 56 Stromae – Racine Carrée
06 NE 01 Robert Plant – Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar
07 05 03 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2014 Vol. 2
08 04 03 Bénabar – Inspiré De Faits Réels
09 08 03 Luc Arbogast – Oreflam
10 10 08 Fréro Delavega – Fréro Delavega
11 09 17 Coldplay – Ghost Stories
12 11 07 Keen’V – Saltimbanque
13 16 45 Florent Pagny – Vieillir Avec Toi
14 12 14 Various Artists – La Bande A Renaud
15 17 24 Black M – Les Yeux Plus Gros Que Le Monde
16 13 03 Ben L’Oncle Soul – A Coup De Rêves
17 15 04 Various Artists – Violetta – Gira Mi Cancion
18 NE 01 Interpol – El Pintor
19 18 03 David Carreira – Tout Recommencer
20 14 02 Various Artists – 40 Hits Rentrée 2014
21 06 02 Maroon 5 – V
22 26 46 Julien Doré – Løve
23 19 17 Isabelle Boulay – Merci Serge Reggiani
24 21 13 Jul – Lacrizeomic
25 25 07 Angus & Julia Stone – Angus & Julia Stone
26 37 54 Tal – A L’Infini
27 28 69 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
28 44 15 Yannick Noah – Combats Ordinaires
29 NE 01 Various Artists – Fun Club 2014 Vol. 2
30 33 79 Lilly Wood & The Prick – Invincible Friends
31 24 23 Les Prêtres – Amen
32 22 09 Various Artists – NRJ Party Hits 2014
33 23 06 Various Artists – NRJ Extravadance 2014 Summer Edition
34 35 15 Christine And The Queens – Chaleur Humaine
35 20 30 Grégory Lemarchal – Cinq Ans
36 38 10 Sia – 1000 Forms Of Fear
37 41 53 London Grammar – If You Wait
38 36 69 Maître Gims – Subliminal
39 43 04 Génération Goldman – Coffret 2 CD
40 27 03 DJ Kayz – Paris – Oran – New York
41 49 94 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
42 32 02 Various Artists – Hits Rentrée 2014
43 39 29 Jul – Dans Ma Paranoïa
44 31 03 Ariana Grande – My Everything
45 NE 01 Feu! Chatterton – Feu! Chatterton
46 34 03 Various Artists – Digster Hits & Fresh
47 30 06 Various Artists – Planète Rap 2014 Vol. 2
48 53 17 Magic System – Africainement Vôtre
49 54 28 Pharrell Williams – G I R L
50 42 04 Various Artists – Playlist Hits Eté 2014
51 47 18 Michael Jackson – Xscape
52 48 13 Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
53 50 76 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
54 NE 01 Tricky – Adrian Thaws
55 NE 01 Queen – Live At The Rainbow ’74
56 40 03 Zebda – Comme Des Cherokees
57 45 13 Collectif Métissé – Destination Fiesta
58 51 71 Zaz – Recto Verso
59 46 04 Soundtrack – Guardians Of The Galaxy
60 57 09 Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
61 NE 01 Alborosie – Specialist Presents Alborosie & Friends
62 55 03 Asa – Bed Of Stone
63 61 12 Ed Sheeran – x
64 64 04 Zaz – Coffret 2 CD
65 56 07 Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze – An Appreciation Of JJ Cale
66 52 03 Various Artists – Nova Tunes 3.0
67 29 02 Maude – #HoldUp
68 79 12 Various Artists – Latin Lovers
69 62 26 Shaka Ponk – The White Pixel Ape (Smoking Isolate To Keep In Shape)
70 NE 01 Banks – Goddess
71 72 18 Patrick Fiori – Choisir
72 58 12 Various Artists – NRJ Summer Hits Only 2014
73 67 41 Soundtrack – La Reine Des Neiges
74 63 03 Royal Blood – Royal Blood
75 81 22 Jean-Louis Aubert – Aubert Chante Houellebecq – Les Parages Du Vide
76 60 05 Various Artists – La Rentrée Des Hits 2014
77 65 47 Cats On Trees – Cats On Trees
78 70 25 Kyo – L’Equilibre
79 NE 01 The Kooks – Listen
80 NE 01 Joyce DiDonato – Stella Di Napoli
81 69 41 Pascal Obispo – Le Grand Amour
82 73 32 FAUVE – Vieux Frères – Partie 1
83 59 05 Various Artists – Party Fun 2014 Vol. 2
84 76 92 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
85 78 18 Milky Chance – Sadnecessary
86 83 03 Various Artists – Les Hits De Gulli Spécial Rentrée 2014
87 203 02 In Flames – Siren Charms
88 75 51 Vincent Niclo – Luis
89 89 66 Christophe Maé – Je Veux Du Bonheur
90 74 15 DJ Hamida – A La Bien Mix Party – L’Album 2014
91 94 13 Linkin Park – The Hunting Party
92 80 05 Various Artists – 100 Hits Eté 2014
93 NE 01 U2 – The Best Of 1980 – 1990
94 77 235 Zaz – Zaz
95 92 20 Renaud – Le Plein De Super
96 93 69 Lilly Wood & The Prick – The Fight
97 84 17 Céline Dion – Céline… Une Seule Fois / Live 2013
98 114 130 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
99 NE 01 Herbert Léonard – Best Of 3 CD
100 136 36 Beyoncé – Beyoncé
101 68 08 Jungle – Jungle
102 86 132 Stromae – Cheese
103 110 59 Michel Berger – Pour Me Comprendre – Best Of
104 90 52 Avicii – True
105 91 47 Katy Perry – PRISM
106 87 77 Woodkid – The Golden Age
107 96 09 Various Artists – M6 Hits Eté 2014
108 NE 01 U2 – U218 Singles
109 88 04 Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood
110 100 58 Joe Dassin – Joe Dassin Eternel…
111 NE 01 Various Artists – FG Deep House 02
112 98 21 Patrick Sébastien – Ça Va Etre Ta Fête !
113 107 18 The Black Keys – Turn Blue
114 102 29 Team BS – Team BS
115 116 50 Agnes Obel – Aventine
116 99 72 Emmanuel Moire – Le Chemin
117 101 29 Skip The Use – Little Armageddon
118 95 04 Soundtrack – Nos Etoiles Contraires
119 135 13 Keith Jarrett / Charlie Haden – Last Dance
120 108 50 Lorde – Pure Heroine
121 120 47 The Doors – The Very Best Of The Doors
122 119 41 Various Artists – We Love Disney
123 122 08 Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
124 NE 01 Various Artists – Revolucion Reggaeton 2014
125 NE 01 Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold
126 218 02 Bruno Mars – Coffret 2 CD : Unorthodox Jukebox + Doo-Wops & Hooligans
127 124 43 Garou – Au Milieu De Ma Vie
128 123 25 Jason Derulo – Tattoos
129 109 53 Arctic Monkeys – AM
130 129 43 Détroit – Horizons
131 106 11 5 Seconds Of Summer – 5 Seconds Of Summer
132 105 06 Various Artists – Hits Eté 2014
133 111 83 Indochine – Black City Parade
134 150 47 France Gall – Evidemment
135 147 156 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
136 125 69 FAUVE – Blizzard EP
137 103 05 Various Artists – New York Melody
138 138 35 Various Artists – Violetta En Vivo
139 121 07 Various Artists – Apérotubes Summer 2014
140 115 14 Niro – Miraculé
141 NE 01 Guts – Hip Hop After All
142 NE 01 Eric Johnson – Europe Live
143 140 64 Various Artists – Violetta – L’Album De La Saison 1
144 128 08 Various Artists – 100 Starfloor Summer 2014
145 NE 01 Molly Johnson – Because Of Billie
146 112 03 Opeth – Pale Communion
147 117 58 Luc Arbogast – Odysseus
148 113 07 Max & Mango – Tout Va Bien
149 130 14 Jack White – Lazaretto
150 NE 01 Camélia Jordana – Dans La Peau
151 155 264 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
152 97 02 Johnny Winter – Step Back
153 131 55 Zaz – Zaz/Sans Tsu Tsou
154 159 42 Bernard Lavilliers – Baron Samedi
155 118 137 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
156 184 45 Ibrahim Maalouf – Illusions
157 133 91 Michael Jackson – Number Ones
158 146 50 Various Artists – Violetta – Hoy Somos Más
159 137 03 Ty Segall – Manipulator
160 143 04 Various Artists – Le Disque D’Or Des Années 80 – 2014
161 158 26 John Legend – Love In The Future
162 157 49 ABBA – ABBA Gold 40th Anniversary
163 148 40 Radiohead – The Best Of
164 139 18 Charles Aznavour – 90e Anniversaire – Best Of
165 134 24 Christophe – Intime
166 RE 04 Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction
167 RE 02 FKA Twigs – LP1
168 132 15 Various Artists – Disney : Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons
169 156 11 Various Artists – 40 Hits Eté 2014
170 199 22 Miossec – Ici-Bas, Ici Même
171 145 94 Céline Dion – Sans Attendre
172 164 31 Tony Carreira – Nos Fiançailles, France/Portugal
173 169 37 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
174 163 15 Irma – Faces
175 82 89 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend
176 141 29 IAM – L’Ecole Du Micro D’Argent 2013
177 149 38 Whitney Houston – The Ultimate Collection
178 174 17 Various Artists – NRJ Hit List 2014
179 NE 01 Coldplay – Coffret 2 CD : Mylo Xyloto + Viva La Vida
180 RE 07 Natalia Doco – Mucho Chino
181 188 54 Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
182 168 18 Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
183 NE 01 Various Artists – Eddy Mitchell / Johnny Hallyday / Sylvie Vartan / Richard Anthony / Dick Rivers : The Best Of
184 151 120 Sexion D’Assaut – L’Apogée
185 127 39 Queen – Greatest Hits II
186 200 24 Disclosure – Settle
187 178 17 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
188 162 100 NTM – Suprême NTM
189 201 46 The Rolling Stones – GRRR!
190 126 03 Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal – Songs Of Time Lost
191 66 16 Guédon – Laviso – St Prix – Kaladjazz
192 154 07 Various Artists – Un Eté D’Enfer 2014
193 171 36 De Palmas – De Palmas
194 166 13 Various Artists – La Chanson De L’Année
195 104 02 Blonde Redhead – Barragán
196 153 10 Various Artists – Fun Summer Dance 2014
197 161 12 Various Artists – FG Summerfloor 2014
198 152 25 Shakira – Shakira.
199 160 49 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits
200 165 23 Plaza Francia – A New Tango Song Book
201 238 02 George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage
202 NE 01 Various Artists – Le Meilleur Du Jazz – 50 Titres De Légende
203 197 148 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
204 183 04 Various Artists – FG We Are Dancefloor
205 204 37 Casseurs Flowters – Orelsan Et Gringe Sont Les Casseurs Flowters
206 185 70 Earth, Wind & Fire – Greatest Hits
207 229 38 Aldebert – Enfantillages 2
208 186 27 Metronomy – Love Letters
209 247 09 Joe Cocker – Greatest Hits
210 NE 01 U2 – The Best Of 1990-2000
211 181 18 Johnny Hallyday – Born Rocker Tour
212 208 27 The Shin Sekaï – The Shin Sekaï, Volume 2
213 196 70 Vanessa Paradis – Love Songs
214 177 47 Kaaris – Or Noir Part II
215 206 77 Various Artists – Robin Des Bois
216 NE 01 Jhené Aiko – Souled Out
217 214 55 Various Artists – Génération Goldman Vol. 2
218 176 69 Texas – The Conversation
219 237 12 Various Artists – Les Plus Grands Tubes Chanson Française
220 223 96 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
221 NE 01 Sébastien Schuller – Heat Wave
222 220 02 Various Artists – Pacha Ibiza Summer Hits
223 170 153 Agnes Obel – Philharmonics
224 236 66 Les Stentors – Une Histoire De France
225 RE 12 U2 – The Joshua Tree
226 144 14 Serge Reggiani – Les Grandes Chansons De Serge Reggiani
227 175 34 Nina Simone – The Very Best Of Nina Simone
228 209 49 Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
229 RE 23 Natalie Dessay / Michel Legrand – Entre Elle Et Lui
230 NE 01 Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
231 172 08 Various Artists – Playlistme H1ts
232 RE 05 Gilbert Bécaud – 20 Chansons D’Or
233 RE 15 U2 – Achtung Baby
234 216 15 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II
235 167 42 One Direction – Midnight Memories
236 249 09 Various Artists – RTL 2 – 100 Tubes Années 80 – 2014
237 RE 86 Keen’ V – La Vie Est Belle
238 179 07 Various Artists – Tubes Eté 2014
239 NE 01 U2 – Live From Paris
240 213 14 Renaud – Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons
241 243 17 Various Artists – Talents France Bleu 2014, Vol. 1
242 142 04 Accept – Blind Rage
243 194 10 Sébastien Patoche – Look D’Enfer
244 190 59 Keen’V – Ange Ou Démon
245 211 15 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III
246 189 15 Tiken Jah Fakoly – Dernier Appel
247 192 24 Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler – The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler – Private Investigations
248 202 190 Adele – 21
249 NE 01 Michel Berger / France Gall – Double Jeu
250 182 39 Etienne Daho – Les Chansons De L’Innocence Retrouvée