The National Union of Phonographic Publishing (SNEP), which represents around 80% of producers, publishers and distributors of recorded music in France, published on Monday 11 January on his Twitter account, the list of the most important album sales of the year 2020. A ranking that takes into account the cumulative sales on physical media and digital files (purchase of dematerialized album and streaming).
Regarding album equivalents for streaming, the SNEP indicates that, since January 2019, “The listening volumes in streaming of all the titles of an album are cumulated. This total is converted into sales equivalents (on the basis of 1,500 streams = 1 sale) after having subtracted from this total half of the streams of the most watched title ”.
In the twenty best-selling albums for pop-rock-rap songs, it is the variety duo R’n’B Vitaa and Slimane which is in the lead, with their album VersuS, released in August 2019, which shows 416,940 sales for the period from January to December 2020, number indicated by the specialized site Chartsinfrance.net. Two representatives of rap follow: Ninho, with M.I.L.S 3.0, released on March 7, 2020 (296,134 sales), at 2e rank – also at 17e place with his previous album Destin, released on March 22, 2019 -, and Maes, at 3e rank for The Last Bastards, released on January 17, 2020 (275,776 sales).
At the top of the ranking in 2019 with his album Brol, the Belgian singer Angèle occupies with the same album, marketed in October 2018, the 4e place in the 2020 ranking, with 222,000 copies sold this year. At the 5e position, we find Francis Cabrel, whose album At dawn returning has sold 208,226 copies two and a half months after its release on October 16, 2020.
Many rappers in the Top 20
In the rest of this Top 20, which counts, specifies the SNEP “For the third consecutive year”, a majority of French productions and sung in French, we find many rappers: Dadju (Poison or Antidote, reissued in October 2020, at the 6e place, with 207,065 sales), Nekfeu (The Wandering Stars: expansion, June 2019, 10e, 177 275 ventes), Jul (11e), Soprano (16e), Hatik (18e) and NLP (19e).
International rock is represented by the Australian band AC / DC, which is at the 9e place for his album Power Up, released on November 13, 2020 and sold 183,676 copies. The pop-rock group Indochine is in 13e position, with its compilation of singles.
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