Week Ending 26th April 2015 / Albums Chart

Louane moves back up one place to spend a fourth week at the top of the French albums chart with Chambre 12 (16,668 sales / -0.2%). The LP has now sold 210,812 copies in its eight weeks on the chart (all inside the top two). Another former contestant from the TV show “The Voice”, Kendji Girac also climbs one at number two with his self-titled album in his 33rd week inside the ten best-sellers (7,241 sales / -6%).

Raphaël gets this week’s highest new entry at three with Somnambules (6,972 sales). His last LP Super Welter opened at number four in October 2012, but with 12,938 copies sold. He got three Number One albums, with Caravane (for 13 weeks from May 2005 to August 2006), Je Sais Que La Terre Est Plate (for one week in March 2008), and Pacific 231 (for one week in October 2010). In its first week, Je Sais Que La Terre Est Plate had sold an amazing total of 72,248 CDs.

Last week’s Number One, D.U.C. is down to four for Booba in its second week on the chart (6,700 sales / -84% !). Christine And The Queens slips one place at five with Chaleur Humaine in her 18th week in the top 10 (6,600 sales / -4%). The soundtrack from the TV series Violetta debuts at number six with Crecimos Juntos (5,100 sales). Gira Mi Cancion peaked at two last August.

In his 36th week inside the top 10, Black M is back up three places at seven with Les Yeux Plus Gros Que Le Monde (4,500 sales / -12%). It’s a good week also for Soprano, his Cosmopolitanie jumps from 14 to number eight to spend a seventh week inside the ten best-selling LPs (4,300 sales). Selah Sue is a non-mover at nine with Reason in her fourth week in the top 10 (4,300 sales / -22%). It’s down four places at ten for Les Enfoirés with Sur La Route Des Enfoirés in their seventh week inside the top 10 (4,200 sales / -32%).

Three albums drop out of the top 10 this week, and they are all new entries from last week. Moriarty‘s Epitaph moves down eight at number 15 (3,200 sales / -45%), the musical La Légende Du Roi Arthur falls twelve places at 20 (2,800 sales / -49%), and Sinik is down a massive 25 places at 30 with Immortel 2.

The compilation W9 Hits 2015 Vol. 2 opens at number eleven (4,100 sales). In his 36th week on the chart, Calogero is back up seven places at 13 with Les Feux D’Artifice. The soundtrack taken from the movie La Reine Des Neiges (Frozen) jumps from 30 to number 14 in its 73rd week inside the 250 best-sellers. It was number five for three weeks in February and April 2014.

Fréro Delavega‘s eponymous album moves up six places at 16 in its 40th week on the chart. It’s up eight at number 18 for M. Pokora with R.E.D. in his 12th week in the top 250. The LP was at the top for two consecutive weeks in February. As a coach of “The Voice”, Florent Pagny performed at last Saturday’s final, so his Vieillir Avec Toi climbs a massive 56 places at 24 in its 77th week on the chart.

Amaury Vassili moves up 17 at number 25 with Amaury Vassili Chante Mike Brant in his 26th week inside the top 250. Mike Brant committed suicide 40 years ago on 25th April 1975, and L’Inoubliable is up 51 places at 31 in its 26th week on the chart. In its 22nd week inside the 250 best-sellers, Alain Souchon & Laurent Voulzy‘s self-titled album jumps from 34 to number 27. Julien Doré climbs 23 places at 29 with Løve in his 78th week on the chart.

Sound & Color enters at number 41 for Alabama Shakes. Their Boys & Girls peaked at 62 in April 2012. HK & Les Saltimbanks open at number 42 with Rallumeurs D’Etoiles. Stages debuts at 45 for Josh Groban. Awake gave him his first (and only so far) top 10 album in France, as it reached number five in January 2007.

Have a great seven days !

Top 250 positions / Sources : SNEP, GfK Music

01 02 08 Louane – Chambre 12
02 03 33 Kendji Girac – Kendji Girac
03 NE 01 Rapha
ël – Somnambules
04 01 02 Booba – D.U.C.
05 04 47 Christine And The Queens – Chaleur Humaine
06 NE 01 Various Artists – Violetta – Crecimos Juntos
07 10 56 Black M – Les Yeux Plus Gros Que Le Monde
08 14 28 Soprano – Cosmopolitanie
09 09 04 Selah Sue – Reason
10 06 07 Les Enfoirés – Sur La Route Des Enfoirés
11 NE 01 Various Artists – W9 Hits 2015 Vol. 2
12 11 02 Various Artists – NRJ Extravadance 2015
13 20 36 Calogero – Les Feux D’Artifice
14 30 73 Soundtrack – La Reine Des Neiges
15 07 02 Moriarty – Epitaph
16 22 40 Fréro Delavega – Fréro Delavega
17 12 14 The Avener – The Wanderings Of The Avener
18 26 12 M. Pokora – R.E.D.
19 17 11 Soundtrack – Fifty Shades Of Grey
20 08 02 Various Artists – La Légende Du Roi Arthur
21 25 21 Various Artists – Stars 80 – La Compilation
22 15 05 Various Artists – NRJ Spring 2015
23 21 41 Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
24 80 77 Florent Pagny – Vieillir Avec Toi
25 42 26 Amaury Vassili – Amaury Vassili Chante Mike Brant
26 19 03 Various Artists – 40 Hits Spring 2015
27 34 22 Alain Souchon & Laurent Voulzy – Alain Souchon & Laurent Voulzy
28 13 02 Izia – La Vague
29 52 78 Julien Doré – Løve
30 05 02 Sinik – Immortel 2
31 82 26 Mike Brant – L’Inoubliable
32 32 04 Soundtrack – Furious 7
33 28 20 Jul – Je Trouve Pas Le Sommeil
34 29 35 Ariana Grande – My Everything
35 35 42 Sia – 1000 Forms Of Fear
36 40 04 I Muvrini – Invicta
37 NE 01 Various Artists – 40 Tubes 2015 Vol. 2
38 79 39 Keen’V – Saltimbanque
39 31 08 Various Artists – NRJ Hit Music Only 2015
40 53 23 Brigitte – A Bouche Que Veux-Tu
41 NE 01 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
42 NE 01 HK & Les Saltimbanks – Rallumeurs D’Etoiles
43 54 19 Soundtrack – La Famille Bélier
44 23 04 Kaaris – Le Bruit De Mon Ame
45 NE 01 Josh Groban – Stages
46 75 26 Various Artists – Top 50 – 30 Ans (100 Tubes)
47 33 09 Gradur – L’Homme Au Bob
48 38 07 Yael Naim – Older
49 16 02 Alain Chamfort – Alain Chamfort
50 37 03 Various Artists – Fun Club 2015
51 160 45 Various Artists – La Bande A Renaud
52 50 88 Stromae – Racine Carrée
53 41 06 Dominique A – Eléor
54 36 04 Lartiste – Fenomeno
55 48 44 Ed Sheeran – x
56 78 24 Zaz – Paris
57 63 08 Various Artists – Des Airs De Liberté
58 61 34 Maroon 5 – V
59 43 06 Mark Knopfler – Tracker
60 45 04 Various Artists – Virgin Radio 2015 Vol. 2
61 46 06 Various Artists – Playlist Hits Spring 2015
62 57 10 Various Artists – Violetta : Le Best Of
63 27 02 Hindi Zahra – Homeland
64 65 10 Pierre Bachelet – 10 Ans De Bachelet Pour Toujours
65 67 20 Vincent Niclo – Ce Que Je Suis
66 59 26 Taylor Swift – 1989
67 73 61 Indila – Mini World
68 RE 48 Isabelle Boulay – Merci Serge Reggiani
69 51 05 Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful
70 56 12 Diana Krall – Wallflower
71 47 09 Scorpions – Return To Forever
72 66 10 Fauve – Vieux Frères – Partie 2
73 49 04 Julie Zenatti – Blanc
74 58 05 Various Artists – Nous L’Avons Tant Aimé
75 68 08 Madonna – Rebel Heart
76 NE 01 Apocalyptica – Shadowmaker
77 71 10 Ibeyi – Ibeyi
78 NE 01 Marie-Antoinette Et Le Chevalier De Maison Rouge – Marie-Antoinette Et Le Chevalier De Maison Rouge
79 62 10 Björk – Vulnicura
80 98 20 Vianney – Idées Blanches
81 NE 01 Richard Anthony – The Best Of Richard Anthony
82 87 15 Benjamin Clementine – At Least For Now
83 72 11 Various Artists – 66 Hits 2015
84 44 05 Pentatonix – PTX
85 69 04 The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy
86 84 10 Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors
87 18 02 Sadek – Johnny Niuum Ne Meurt Jamais
88 81 21 AC/DC – Rock Or Bust
89 64 03 Les Ogres De Barback – 20 Ans !
90 94 15 Hozier – Hozier
91 55 04 Various Artists – Joyeux Anniversaire M’sieur Dutronc
92 NE 01 Demis Roussos – Collected
93 83 05 Various Artists – 40 Dance 2015
94 104 04 Lapso Laps – Ghostape
95 96 22 David Guetta – Listen
96 24 02 TSR Crew – Passage Flouté
97 103 06 Faada Freddy – Gospel Journey
98 111 51 Michel Sardou – Les Grands Moments – Best Of
99 100 15 Asaf Avidan – Gold Shadow
100 76 02 Various Artists – RFM Party 80-90
101 74 04 Vigon Bamy Jay – Love Me Tender
102 90 11 Various Artists – NRJ 200% Hits
103 77 06 Marcus Miller – Afrodeezia
104 97 22 Florent Pagny – Vieillir Ensemble
105 91 06 Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
106 107 07 Cali – L’Age D’Or
107 92 06 Various Artists – Fun Dancefloor Spring 2015
108 99 10 Texas – Texas 25
109 106 55 Les Prêtres – Amen
110 39 02 Beth Hart – Better Than Home
111 105 23 Johnny Hallyday – Rester Vivant
112 182 04 Celtic Fantasy – Celtic Fantasy
113 85 30 The Dø – Shake Shook Shaken
114 93 05 Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
115 114 29 Pierre Bachelet – Le Meilleur De
116 95 06 Various Artists – Les Artistes RTL
117 121 13 Charlie Winston – Curio City
118 86 05 Various Artists – Jean-Loup Dabadie Ses Interprètes
119 102 02 Various Artists – Supreme Funk By DJ Goldfingers
120 NE 01 Various Artists – Le Cinéma De Serge Gainsbourg
121 89 04 Balthazar – Thin Walls
122 60 02 Various Artists – RTL2 Le Son Pop Rock 2015
123 113 04 Various Artists – 50 Chefs D’Oeuvre De La Musique Classique
124 110 36 Various Artists – Violetta – Gira Mi Cancion
125 112 13 Alonzo – Règlement De Comptes
126 116 49 Coldplay – Ghost Stories
127 178 34 Francis Cabrel – L’Essentiel (1977-2007)
128 118 81 Joe Dassin – Joe Dassin Eternel…
129 129 09 Jean Ferrat – Ma France
130 109 08 Zazie – Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons
131 NE 01 Snarky Puppy – Sylva
132 119 22 Bernard Lavilliers – Acoustique
133 136 11 Julien Doré – Løve Live
134 133 29 U2 – Songs Of Innocence
135 101 04 Madeon – Adventure
136 126 85 London Grammar – If You Wait
137 192 09 Luce – Chaud
138 108 05 Various Artists – 40 Tubes Dance 2015
139 120 22 Shy’m – Solitaire
140 122 06 Toto – Toto XIV
141 117 04 Various Artists – 60 Hits Spring 2015
142 127 04 Linda De Suza – Mes 40 Chansons D’Or
143 145 15 Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
144 146 12 Véronique Sanson – Les Années Américaines
145 70 02 Calexico – Edge Of The Sun
146 115 05 David Fray – Fantaisie
147 130 10 Various Artists – Les Hits De Gulli 2015
148 161 22 Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine – Stratégie De L’Inespoir
149 155 25 Julien Clerc – Partout La Musique Vient
150 170 24 Various Artists – La Bande A Renaud 2
151 156 25 Joe Cocker – Greatest Hits
152 153 47 Nirvana – Nirvana
153 163 141 Nirvana – Nevermind
154 165 33 George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage
155 141 58 The Doors – The Very Best Of The Doors
156 172 30 Les Stentors – Rendez-Vous Au Cinéma
157 137 71 The Police – Greatest Hits
158 142 188 Jean-Jacques Goldman – Singulier 81/89
159 157 101 Maître Gims – Subliminal
160 154 268 Louise Attaque – Louise Attaque
161 88 02 Eels – Royal Albert Hall
162 NE 01 Kyle Eastwood – Time Pieces
163 175 49 Radiohead – The Best Of
164 NE 01 Various Artists – En Mode Kuduro Coupé Décalé
165 171 101 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
166 164 11 Anaïs Delva – Anaïs Delva Et Les Princesses Disney
167 150 05 Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
168 147 21 Christophe Willem – Paraît-Il
169 158 25 Various Artists – We Love Disney 2
170 169 05 Buena Vista Social Club – Lost And Found
171 180 08 Zoufris Maracas – Chienne De Vie
172 140 15 Lino – Requiem
173 138 21 Various Artists – NRJ Music Awards 2014
174 173 46 Various Artists – Disney : Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons
175 167 61 Jul – Dans Ma Paranoïa
176 132 09 Various Artists – 100 Dance 2015
177 151 64 Fauve – Vieux Frères – Partie 1
178 124 05 Chilly Gonzales – Chambers
179 159 22 Tal – A L’Infini/Live Tour
180 190 25 Shaka Ponk – The Black Pixel Ape (Drinking Cigarettes To Take A Break)
181 135 22 Frank Michael – Bonjour L’Amour
182 139 13 Various Artists – 40 Hits 2015
183 RE 44 Chimène Badi – Live A L’Olympia
184 148 24 Pink Floyd – The Endless River
185 184 08 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday
186 219 03 Souad Massi – El Mutakallimûn (Masters Of The Word)
187 123 03 Billie Holiday – Lady In Satin : The Centennial Edition
188 152 03 Various Artists – 100 Bombes Dancefloor Spring 2015
189 NE 01 Musica Nuda – Little Wonder
190 196 09 Various Artists – Party Fun 2015 Vol. 2
191 194 21 David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed (The Best Of David Bowie)
192 179 34 Lacrim – Corleone
193 186 38 Madonna – Celebration
194 191 39 Alain Bashung – Osez Bashung
195 213 126 Brigitte – Et Vous, Tu M’Aimes ?
196 204 90 Various Artists – Violetta – L’Album De La Saison 1
197 207 178 Selah Sue – Selah Sue
198 201 04 Various Artists – FG Deep House 2015
199 210 11 Charli XCX – Sucker
200 NE 01 André Rieu – Magic Of The Violin
201 211 09 Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
202 174 14 Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor
203 NE 01 Little Bob Blues Bastards – Howlin’
204 131 13 Demis Roussos – The Phenomenon 1968-1998
205 224 11 Gilbert Bécaud – 20 Chansons D’Or
206 NE 01 Cayene – Faut Qu’On Se Lève
207 189 108 Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
208 RE 21 Alain Bashung – Osez Joséphine
209 208 61 Various Artists – Violetta En Vivo
210 162 20 Patrick Bruel – Live 2014
211 149 04 Various Artists – Wango Tango
212 199 45 Jul – Lacrizeomic
213 198 43 Céline Dion – On Ne Change Pas
214 187 14 Various Artists – NRJ Winter Hits 2015
215 143 06 Dosseh – Perestroïka
216 200 07 Ridsa – Love
217 RE 15 Eric Clapton – The Cream Of Clapton
218 NE 01 Le Trottoir D’En Face – Nulle Ombre
219 230 16 Jacques Brel – 15 Ans D’Amour
220 168 03 Cassandra Wilson – Coming Forth By Day
221 206 06 Michel Sardou – Best Of 70
222 214 16 Marvin Gaye – The Best Of Marvin Gaye
223 212 10 Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection
224 185 18 Various Artists – NRJ Hits 2015
225 193 164 Stromae – Cheese
226 188 05 Sinsemilia – Un Autre Monde Est Possible
227 NE 01 Yelawolf – Love Story
228 225 54 Noir Désir – Soyons Désinvoltes, N’Ayons L’Air De Rien
229 222 10 Avishai Cohen Trio – From Darkness
230 245 11 Various Artists – 30 Ans Victoires De La Musique
231 RE 24 Michael Jackson – The Essential Michael Jackson
232 NE 01 Or – Soudés
233 234 72 Zaz – Sans Tsu-Tsou
234 RE 22 Barry White – The Collection
235 RE 26 Angus & Julia Stone – Angus & Julia Stone + Remixes
236 RE 20 Nolwenn Leroy – O Tour De L’Eau
237 176 03 L’Animalerie – La Plume Et Le Brise-Glace
238 RE 52 Patrick Sébastien – Ça Va Etre Ta Fête
239 RE 02 Superpoze – Opening
240 RE 05 Jimmy Sommerville – Homage
241 228 07 Biga Ranx – Nightbird
242 216 34 Phil Collins – Hits – Best Of
243 232 90 Fauve – Blizzard
244 RE 09 Edith Piaf – Hymne A La Môme Best Of
245 NE 01 Roberto Fonseca & Fatoumata Diawara – At Home
246 239 120 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
247 RE 101 Zaz – Recto Verso
248 215 05 Seasick Steve – Sonic Soul Surfer
249 226 21 Chico & The Gypsies – Chico & The Gypsies & International Friends
250 RE 02 Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon