Week Ending 19th October 2014 / Albums Chart

With a full week of sales (the LP was released on Friday 10th), U2‘s Songs Of Innocence spends a second consecutive week at the top of the French albums chart (29,157 sales / +34%). It has sold 50,928 copies in 10 days. There is no logic in this world : the “basic” version of the album was given for free on iTunes, but it’s the first U2 LP to spend two weeks at Number One in France since… Achtung Baby (in March and April 1992).

This week’s highest new entry goes to Soprano at two with Cosmopolitanie (26,315 sales). As a solo artist, he was at the top for two consecutive weeks in October 2010 with La Colombe. He got another chart-topper with Les Cités D’Or as a member of Psy 4 De La Rime (for one week in May 2008). Kendji Girac slips one place at three with his eponymous album (16,383 sales / -9%), the LP has sold 170,547 copies in its six weeks on the chart.

The French singles chart (the famous “Top 50”) will be 30 on 4th November, and some singers (such as Yannick Noah, Lara Fabian, Grégoire, Zaz, …) have decided to give their own versions of some hits from the 80s and 90s to celebrate it. You can find them in the compilation Les Enfants Du Top 50 which debuts at number four (12,451 sales).

Le Dernier Romantique gives Dany Brillant his fourth top five album as it enters at five with 10,660 sales. Jazz… A La Nouvelle Orléans was number five in April 2004, Histoire D’Un Amour peaked at three in May 2007, and Puerto Rico reached number two in October 2009. In their third week inside the ten best-sellers, Les Stentors move down three places at six with Rendez-Vous Au Cinéma (9,300 sales / -17%).

Jean-Louis Murat is new at number seven with Babel (7,184 sales). It’s his first top 10 LP since August 2003 when Lilith debuted and peaked at seven. Mireille Mathieu gets her first top 10 album as Une Vie D’Amour climbs six places at eight in its second week on the chart (6,846 sales / +71%). Calogero‘s Les Feux D’Artifice falls five at number nine in its ninth week in the top 10 (6,141 sales / -18%). It’s also down five places at ten for Leonard Cohen with Popular Problems in his fourth week inside the ten best-sellers (4,700 sales / -30%).

Five albums drop out of the top 10 this week. In its 20th week on the chart, Chaleur Humaine slips one at number eleven for Christine And The Queens. The compilation NRJ Hit Music Only 2014 Vol. 2 is down six places at 13 in its second week inside the top 20. After three weeks in the top 10, Lenny Kravitz falls eight at number 17 with Strut. Pascal Obispo‘s Millésimes (Live 2013-14) falls a massive 22 places at 28 in its second week on the chart. Last week’s new entry at eight, Ma2x is down to number 29 with his eponymous debut album.

St. Petersburg enters at 14 for Cecilia Bartoli. She reached the top 10 with the LP Sacrificium (number eight in October 2009). P!nk‘s new project (with Dallas Green), You+Me debuts at number 37 with Rose Ave. (1,700 sales). Les Wampas Font La Gueule is a disappointing new entry at 53 for Les Wampas. Their last album Les Wampas Sont La Preuve Que Dieu Existe debuted and peaked at number 34 in January 2009. Jessie J enters at a very low number 131 with Sweet Talker (433 sales). Her last LP Alive reached number 104 in October 2013, but Who You Are peaked at 15 in April 2011.

Have a great seven days !

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 01 02 U2 – Songs Of Innocence
02 NE 01 Soprano – Cosmopolitanie
03 02 06 Kendji Girac – Kendji Girac
04 NE 01 Various Artists – Les Enfants Du Top 50
05 NE 01 Dany Brillant – Le Dernier Romantique
06 03 03 Les Stentors – Rendez-Vous Au Cinéma
07 NE 01 Jean-Louis Murat – Babel
08 14 02 Mireille Mathieu – Une Vie D’Amour
09 04 09 Calogero – Les Feux D’Artifice
10 05 04 Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
11 10 20 Christine And The Queens – Chaleur Humaine
12 11 29 Black M – Les Yeux Plus Gros Que Le Monde
13 07 02 Various Artists – NRJ Hit Music Only 2014 Vol. 2
14 NE 01 Cecilia Bartoli – St. Petersburg
15 13 34 Indila – Mini World
16 19 28 Les Prêtres – Amen
17 09 04 Lenny Kravitz – Strut
18 21 51 Julien Doré – Løve
19 23 22 Isabelle Boulay – Merci Serge Reggiani
20 16 61 Stromae – Racine Carrée
21 20 13 Fréro Delavega – Fréro Delavega
22 15 04 Various Artists – NRJ 200% Hits 2014 Vol. 2
23 17 07 Lacrim – Corleone
24 24 50 Florent Pagny – Vieillir Avec Toi
25 28 22 Coldplay – Ghost Stories
26 22 06 George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage
27 18 12 Keen’V – Saltimbanque
28 06 02 Pascal Obispo – Millésimes (Live 2013-14)
29 08 02 Ma2x – Ma2x
30 27 15 Sia – 1000 Forms Of Fear
31 26 09 Various Artists – Violetta – Gira Mi Cancion
32 34 58 London Grammar – If You Wait
33 25 03 The Dø – Shake Shook Shaken
34 30 19 Various Artists – La Bande A Renaud
35 29 04 Alt-J – This Is All Yours
36 33 02 Various Artists – M6 Teen Hits Vol. 2
37 NE 01 You+Me – Rose Ave.
38 NE 01 Dany Brillant – Tant Qu’Il Y Aura Des Femmes
39 32 04 Sanseverino – Le Petit Bal Perdu
40 46 08 Luc Arbogast – Oreflam
41 58 33 Pharrell Williams – G I R L
42 40 59 Tal – A L’Infini
43 38 08 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2014 Vol. 2
44 49 09 Génération Goldman – Coffret 2 CD
45 56 84 Lilly Wood & The Prick – Invincible Friends
46 42 04 Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek
47 44 74 Maître Gims – Subliminal
48 48 20 Yannick Noah – Combats Ordinaires
49 51 07 Maroon 5 – V
50 47 08 Bénabar – Inspiré De Faits Réels
51 35 05 Louis Bertignac – Suis-Moi
52 50 04 Arthur H – Soleil Dedans
53 NE 01 Les Wampas – Les Wampas Font La Gueule
54 39 03 Prince – Art Official Age
55 45 18 Jul – Lacrizeomic
56 54 74 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
57 59 02 Cécile Corbel – La Fiancée
58 41 03 Various Artists – Fun Remix Club 2014, Vol. 3
59 84 46 Soundtrack – La Reine Des Neiges
60 43 03 Marianne Faithfull – Give My Love To London
61 53 71 Christophe Maé – Je Veux Du Bonheur
62 62 34 Jul – Dans Ma Paranoïa
63 64 81 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
64 57 07 Various Artists – 40 Hits Rentrée 2014
65 55 05 Charlélie Couture – Immortel
66 31 02 Jamie Cullum – Interlude
67 61 05 Various Artists – Les Chroniques Du Wati Boss, Vol. 2
68 63 12 Angus & Julia Stone – Angus & Julia Stone
69 148 46 HollySiz – My Name Is
70 70 09 Zaz – Coffret 2 CD
71 76 31 Shaka Ponk – The White Pixel Ape (Smoking Isolate To Keep In Shape)
72 52 03 Genesis – R-Kive
73 68 14 Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
74 69 08 David Carreira – Tout Recommencer
75 37 02 Caribou – Our Love
76 88 52 Cats On Trees – Cats On Trees
77 72 08 Ariana Grande – My Everything
78 65 08 Ben L’Oncle Soul – A Coup De Rêves
79 66 14 Various Artists – NRJ Party Hits 2014
80 75 17 Ed Sheeran – x
81 85 27 Jean-Louis Aubert – Aubert Chante Houellebecq – Les Parages Du Vide
82 60 06 Camélia Jordana – Dans La Peau
83 71 23 Michael Jackson – Xscape
84 130 56 Vincent Niclo – Luis
85 NE 01 Various Artists – Violetta – Coffret Saison 1 Et 2
86 12 02 Tokio Hotel – Kings Of Suburbia
87 92 03 Tove Lo – Queen Of The Clouds
88 82 30 Kyo – L’Equilibre
89 67 04 Lindsey Stirling – Shatter Me
90 NE 01 Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – Tyranny
91 36 02 L’Algérino – Aigle Royal
92 78 06 Various Artists – Fun Club 2014 Vol. 2
93 NE 01 Exodus – Blood In Blood Out
94 80 11 Various Artists – NRJ Extravadance 2014 Summer Edition
95 83 18 Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
96 74 08 DJ Kayz – Paris – Oran – New York
97 73 55 Agnes Obel – Aventine
98 79 05 Slash – World On Fire
99 89 04 Enrique Iglesias – Sex And Love
100 81 06 Robert Plant – Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar
101 NE 01 Alexandre Tharaud – Mozart/Haydn : Concertos
102 102 35 Grégory Lemarchal – Cinq Ans
103 99 46 Pascal Obispo – Le Grand Amour
104 RE 57 Joyce Jonathan – Caractère
105 86 03 Paul Personne – Puzzle 14
106 97 69 Les Stentors – Une Histoire De France
107 141 03 Orange Blossom – Under The Shade Of Violets
108 96 76 Zaz – Recto Verso
109 91 22 Magic System – Africainement Vôtre
110 94 99 Patrick Bruel – Lequel De Nous
111 98 05 Chris Brown – X
112 93 07 Various Artists – Hits Rentrée 2014
113 111 63 Joe Dassin – Joe Dassin Eternel…
114 133 43 Aldebert – Enfantillages 2
115 101 04 Various Artists – Double Dancefloor 2014 Vol. 2
116 104 23 Patrick Fiori – Choisir
117 95 04 Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades Of Blue
118 105 50 Ibrahim Maalouf – Illusions
119 100 02 Various Artists – FG Dancefloor Fever 2014-2015
120 87 03 Kenza Farah – Karismatik
121 106 27 Miossec – Ici-Bas, Ici Même
122 NE 01 Craig Armstrong – It’s Nearly Tomorrow
123 118 25 Renaud – Le Plein De Super !
124 107 18 Linkin Park – The Hunting Party
125 109 37 FAUVE – Vieux Frères – Partie 1
126 90 03 Prince & 3rdEyeGirl – PlectrumElectrum
127 113 08 Zebda – Comme Des Cherokees
128 170 161 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
129 116 23 Milky Chance – Sadnecessary
130 110 07 Maude – #HoldUp
131 NE 01 Jessie J – Sweet Talker
132 124 22 Céline Dion – Céline… Une Seule Fois / Live 2013
133 117 08 Royal Blood – Royal Blood
134 119 19 Nikki Yanofsky – Little Secret
135 140 82 Woodkid – The Golden Age
136 147 07 Bruno Mars – Coffret 2 CD : Unorthodox Jukebox + Doo-Wops & Hooligans
137 136 04 Various Artists – Dancefloor Hits
138 112 11 Various Artists – Planète Rap 2014 Vol. 2
139 154 34 Skip The Use – Little Armageddon
140 RE 03 U2 – U218 Singles
141 123 04 Yodelice – Like A Million Dreams
142 160 04 Various Artists – RTL2 Le Son Pop Rock 2014 Vol. 2
143 159 02 Various Artists – Best Of En Folie
144 131 12 Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze – An Appreciation Of JJ Cale
145 201 48 Détroit – Horizons
146 145 34 Team BS – Team BS
147 146 64 Michel Berger – Pour Me Comprendre – Best Of
148 179 137 Stromae – Cheese
149 150 88 Indochine – Black City Parade
150 132 88 Les Stentors – Voyage En France
151 125 03 Elsa Esnoult – Pour Toi
152 129 08 Various Artists – Nova Tunes 3.0
153 183 04 Various Artists – RFM Party 80 – 2014
154 175 83 Dr. Dre – 2001
155 195 02 Various Artists – Hot Latina 2014
156 143 02 Popa Chubby – I’m Feelin’ Lucky (The Blues According To Popa Chubby)
157 122 03 Accentus – Mozart Requiem Laurence Equilbey
158 127 03 Yelle – Complètement Fou
159 121 26 Patrick Sébastien – Ça Va Etre Ta Fête !
160 NE 01 Jean Guidoni – Paris – Milan
161 161 57 Avicii – True
162 188 97 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
163 158 08 Various Artists – Digster Hits & Fresh
164 173 52 France Gall – Evidemment
165 RE 116 Les Prêtres – Spiritus Dei
166 NE 01 Johnny Hallyday – Best Of 70
167 135 04 OdinO – OdinO Pop Symphonique
168 221 103 Les Prêtres – Gloria
169 142 05 Barbra Streisand – Partners
170 151 17 Various Artists – Latin Lovers
171 169 08 Various Artists – Les Hits De Gulli Spécial Rentrée 2014
172 NE 01 Jessie Ware – Tough Love
173 178 05 Guillaume Perret & The Electric Epic – Open Me
174 155 09 Soundtrack – Guardians Of The Galaxy
175 166 74 Lilly Wood & The Prick – The Fight
176 134 69 Various Artists – Violetta – L’Album De La Saison 1
177 137 13 Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
178 153 06 Interpol – El Pintor
179 185 31 John Legend – Love In The Future
180 198 54 Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
181 197 96 Michael Jackson – Number Ones
182 144 03 Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? (Remastered)
183 NE 01 FM Laeti – For The Music
184 172 81 Various Artists – Robin Des Bois
185 165 135 Tal – Le Droit De Rêver
186 219 143 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
187 186 58 Arctic Monkeys – AM
188 181 29 Disclosure – Settle
189 210 06 Michel Berger / France Gall – Double Jeu
190 211 52 Katy Perry – PRISM
191 196 06 Coldplay – Coffret 2 CD : Mylo Xyloto + Viva La Vida
192 139 55 Lorde – Pure Heroine
193 214 101 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
194 RE 03 U2 – The Best Of 1980 – 1990
195 176 05 Aphex Twin – Syro
196 162 240 Zaz – Zaz
197 174 06 Feu! Chatterton – Feu! Chatterton
198 189 55 Various Artists – Violetta – Hoy Somos Más
199 194 54 ABBA – ABBA Gold 40th Anniversary
200 163 04 Soviet Suprem – L’Internationale
201 190 10 Various Artists – La Rentrée Des Hits 2014
202 114 20 DJ Hamida – A La Bien Mix Party – L’Album 2014
203 NE 01 Koudlam – Benidorm Dream
204 168 46 Various Artists – We Love Disney
205 205 60 Zaz – Zaz/Sans Tsu Tsou
206 220 128 Nirvana – Nevermind
207 126 09 Various Artists – Playlist Hits Eté 2014
208 182 34 Tony Carreira – Nos Fiançailles, France/Portugal
209 RE 62 The Police – Greatest Hits
210 NE 01 Cabadzi – Des Angles Et Des Epines !
211 208 02 Various Artists – En Mode Tropical
212 191 74 FAUVE – Blizzard EP
213 RE 19 Various Artists – Disney : Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons
214 149 13 Jungle – Jungle
215 180 23 The Black Keys – Turn Blue
216 213 31 Céline Dion – On Ne Change Pas
217 108 18 Collectif Métissé – Destination Fiesta
218 204 40 Various Artists – Violetta En Vivo
219 203 269 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
220 NE 01 Foxygen – Foxygen And Star Power
221 234 195 Adele – 21
222 224 52 The Doors – The Very Best Of The Doors
223 206 04 The Beatles – Abbey Road
224 164 10 Various Artists – Party Fun 2014 Vol. 2
225 238 05 Jonas Kaufmann – Du Bist Die Welt Für Mich
226 218 77 Emmanuel Moire – Le Chemin
227 RE 27 Plaza Francia – A New Tango Songbook
228 209 03 Various Artists – 80 Tubes 80s
229 NE 01 Ozzy Osbourne – Memoirs Of A Madman
230 171 05 Lofofora – L’Epreuve Du Contraire
231 RE 21 OneRepublic – Native
232 152 17 Various Artists – NRJ Summer Hits Only 2014
233 NE 01 Iron Maiden – Collector’s Box
234 NE 01 Michel Sardou – Best Of 70
235 128 02 Alice Dona – L’Essentiel
236 202 30 Jason Derulo – Tattoos
237 248 39 Nina Simone – The Very Best Of Nina Simone
238 227 28 The Beatles – 1
239 235 04 Various Artists – Coffret Des Crèches & Maternelles
240 216 41 Beyoncé – Beyoncé
241 RE 02 The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
242 247 153 Shaka Ponk – The Geeks And The Jerkin’ Socks
243 RE 89 The Offspring – Americana
244 245 44 Etienne Daho – Les Chansons De L’Innocence Retrouvée
245 RE 18 Irma – Faces
246 115 02 Madeleine Peyroux – Keep Me In Your Heart For A While : The Best Of Madeleine Peyroux
247 229 16 5 Seconds Of Summer – 5 Seconds Of Summer
248 RE 02 Julien Doré – Ersatz + Bichon
249 225 21 Pierre Bachelet – Le Meilleur De Bachelet
250 177 08 Asa – Bed Of Stone