Johnny's posthumous album exceeds one million copies

The singer's 51st album had already broken a sales record by becoming a diamond record three days after its release on October 18th.

Three weeks after his release, Johnny Hallyday's posthumous album "My country is love" he went through the bar of one million copies sold, his record company Warner Music France said on Saturday 10 November, confirming the information from BFMTV.

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"My country is love", a posthumous album with an established rock color

Sales record

51is The singer's album had already broken a sales record by becoming a diamond record (more than 500,000 copies sold), three days after its release on October 18th. At the end of its first week of marketing, the album had already reached the extraordinary level of 780,000 physical sales. " This is the best start of a week of sales in the history of music in France, then said Thierry Chassagne, president of Warner Music France, the last album was held by Johnny Hallyday himself in 2002 with 305.634 albums sold ", in the same period of To life, to death (Mercury / Universal Music).

In view of these performances, the record could become the biggest commercial success of rockstar, who died on December 5, 2017 at 74 years of cancer, and beat the record of the album Blood for Blood, he had recorded with his son David in the 1999 and had sold more than 2 million copies. A fortiori, like the period before Christmas, traditionally the best of the year for the sector (40% of turnover).

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