It is a startup, among the most successful in the history of French music. My country is love, the album’s posthumous Johnny Hallyday, was sold Friday, October 19 at 300,000 copies and physical (CD and vinyl), announced the record label Warner Music France.

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This figure, which does not take into account the listening in streaming, according to Warner, is a record in the discography of sacred monster of French song. In 1999, his album Blood for blood was up to 250 000 copies during its first day of sales, before becoming its biggest successes over the years with more than two million discs sold.

“In pain”

This new hard drive posthumously, including the establishment of 800,000 copies was exceptional in the light of the actual musical industry, could become the biggest commercial success of Johnny Hallyday, who died in December 2017 at the age of 74 years. At the end of a marketing campaign well-rounded, the album was released at 0: 01 a.m. Friday in some stores, in addition to being in line on the platforms of streaming.

To avoid leaks, Warner had taken confidentiality measures are drastic during the manufacturing phase. All the copies were manufactured in a single plant, in Italy, which is very unusual for such a quantity, has assured his boss Thierry Chassagne to the antenna of RTL.

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“This is not an album like others,” said Laeticia Hallyday, invited the “20 Hours” of TF1 on Friday night.

” This is an album that has been achieved in the pain, in the fight against this disease. It was the album of the resilience, the courage, the determination to want to say something, wanting to speak of his freedom of thought, of his rage to live and then love. “

“there’s a lot of hatred”

The marketing of this album had been made uncertain for two months by a legal action of the older children of the artist, Laura Smet et David Hallyday, who were demanding a right of scrutiny — ultimately refused by the tribunal de grande instance of Nanterre.

On the other side of the court battle around the testament american of Johnny Hallyday, who disinherits Laura Smet et David Hallyday, Laeticia Hallyday said on TF1 ” try ” to negotiate with them.

” It is complicated, because there are a lot of things that are orchestrated. There is a lot of hate, contempt, humiliation, lies that you are wrong, ” she added in what was his first appearance in audiovisual since the death of the rock star.