Bleu noir

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Bleu noir
Mylenefarmer bleu noir.jpg
Studio album by Mylène Farmer
Released 6 December 2010 (2010-12-06)
Recorded 2010
Genre dance-pop, synthpop, pop rock, darkwave, trip hop
Label Universal Music France
Producer Mylène Farmer, Danny Griffiths, Darius Keeler, RedOne, Moby
Mylène Farmer chronology
N°5 on Tour
(2009)
Bleu noir
(2010)
2001.2011
(2011)
Singles from Bleu noir
  1. "Oui mais... non"
    Released: 29 November 2010
  2. "Bleu noir"
    Released: 18 April 2011
  3. "Lonely Lisa"
    Released: 4 July 2011

Bleu noir is the eighth studio album by French Star singer Mylène Farmer, released 6 December 2010.[1][2] Farmer's label set up a web site to promote the album on 3 November 2010. For some of her fans this album is a return to her roots. It has drawn favorable comparisons to Innamoramento and also the albums prior to Anamorphosée. This album seems to depict the artist as a woman at her prime, confident in her achievements and able to express herself without sacrificing her integrity.

Farmer has written the lyrics and Moby, Archive and RedOne have composed the music for the album. The first single from the album is "Oui mais... non", composed by RedOne. The single was released on 11 October 2010.

The music video of "Leila" premiered at the album's temporary website on 22 November 2010, but there has not been any plan to release the song as a single.

The album entered the French Digital Chart at number one, with over 9,100 downloads.[3] The next week, the album also entered the physical chart at number one, selling 139,176 units in the first week. Both performances were deemed as records in terms of sales.[4] Bleu noir is Farmer's first studio album since 1991's L'Autre to outperform its predecessor in terms of national sales. In 2010, Bleu noir has sold 328,783 copies (312,978 physical and 15,805 digital).[5]

On 22 January 2011, it was revealed that the second single would be the title track of the same name and will be released the following month. However, the release of the single was delayed due to the production of remixes of "Bleu noir".

The music video of "Bleu noir" premiered at the album's temporary website on 16 March 2011.

On 4 December 2013, "Diabolique mon ange" was released on French radio as single from Farmer's sixth live album, Timeless 2013.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mylène Farmer, except Track 11, written by Moby. 

No. Title Music Length
1. "Oui mais... non"   RedOne 4:19
2. "Moi je veux..."   Moby 3:30
3. "Bleu noir"   Moby 4:04
4. "N'aie plus d'amertume"   Moby 4:15
5. "Toi l'amour"   Moby 4:40
6. "Lonely Lisa"   RedOne 3:02
7. "M'effondre"   Moby 3:33
8. "Light Me Up"   Darius Keeler 5:02
9. "Leila"   Darius Keeler 3:51
10. "Diabolique mon ange"   Darius Keeler 5:00
11. "Inseparables"   Moby 4:08
12. "Inséparables" (French version) Moby 3:14

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[16] Platinum 30,000*
France (SNEP)[17] Diamond 411,800[18][19]
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[20] Gold 15,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Date Label Country Format Catalog
29 November 2010 Universal Music France France Digital
6 December 2010 CD - Collector "Wooden School Writing Case" 2755537
LP 2755536
CD - Crystal Jewel box 2755534
CD - Digisleeve 2755535
7 December 2010 Polydor Canada Digital[21]
15 February 2011 Universal Music México México CD - Digisleeve 2755535

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mylène Farmer : nouvel album Bleu Noir, published 21 October 2010.
  2. ^ "''Bleu Noir'' official temporary website". Mylenefarmer-bleunoir.com. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  3. ^ Decant, Charles (9 December 2010). "Disques : les Black Eyed Peas et Mylène Farmer battent des records" (in French). Ozap. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Cadet, Thierry (14 December 2010). "Tops : Mylène Farmer explose les records avec plus de 139 000 ventes !" (in French). Chartsinfrance. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Cité de la musique: rapport 2010" (PDF). Observatoire de la musique / GfK. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
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  9. ^ "Mylène Farmer - Bleu noir (Album)" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
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  12. ^ "Rapports annueles 2010" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Classement Albums - année 2010" (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "Rapports annueles 2011" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  15. ^ "Classement Albums - année 2011" (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2010". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. 
  17. ^ "French album certifications – Mylène Farmer – Bleu noir" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  18. ^ "Les Meilleures Ventes de CD / Albums "Tout Temps"" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  19. ^ Ruelle, Yohann (20 March 2016). "Mylène Farmer : "Interstellaires" passe le cap des 300.000 ventes en France" (in French). Charts in France. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  20. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Farmer; 'Bleu noir')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  21. ^ "Bleu Noir : Mylène Farmer - Pop | Archambault". Archambault.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-16.