The latest French official SNEP album charts have just been announced and Faith No More’s Sol Invictus is a new entry at a frankly astounding number 10.
France is certainly not a rock heartland (apologies to Bertrand, Stevan and Nessie) and the French charts are normally dominated by local and at least francophone artists, so this is another significant charting for the band’s seventh studio album.
Indeed, the album is the only non-francophone title in the top 19 of the charts – Snoop Dogg makes it in at number 20. Again kudos to PIAS France who did a good job promoting the album in France. I’m now hoping the band can follow up this interest with a a French TV appearance with Canal Plus’ Album de la Semaine the dream.
It is Faith No More’s highest-charting album in France – with Album of the Year having peaked at number 17.
Strangely, the album is number 11 in both the physical and download charts but makes it to number 10 overall.
Sol Invictus has gone straight in at number 2 in the Czech Republic album charts. Again it is the only non-local album in the top 10 there. And again it is the band’s best-charting album in the country.
|1||1||17||RADŮZA||Marathon (Příběh běžce)||SUPRAPHON||1||3||1|
|2||NEW||FAITH NO MORE||Sol Invictus||MYSTIC PRODUCTION||2||1||1|
|3||NEW||KRAUSBERRY||Best Of 31||SUPRAPHON||3||1||1|
|4||7||2||ANETA LANGEROVÁ||Na Radosti||ART SHOCK/SUPRAPHON||1||24||1|
|6||NEW||MAJK SPIRIT||Y White||ZÁVODSKÝ||6||1||1|
|7||NEW||TŘI SESTRY||Fernet Underground||WARNER MUSIC||7||1||3|
|8||8||1||KAREL KRYL||Bratříčku, zavírej vrátka||SUPRAPHON||1||4||3|
The charts have not been published but Sol Invictus will debut at number 9 in the Billboard Canadian charts.
Sol Invictus has entered at number 23 in the Spanish album charts.
Sol Invictus in charts worldwide
#1 in Finland
#2 in Australia
#2 in Czech Republic
#3 in Switzerland
#4 in Germany
#5 in Scotland
#6 in UK
#6 in New Zealand
#6 in US album sales
#7 in Austria
#7 in Netherlands
#9 in Canada
#10 in Belgium (Flemish)
#10 in France
#10 in Ireland
#14 in US
#15 in Belgium (French)
#23 in Spain
#27 in Sweden