Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique

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The National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing (French: Syndicat national de l'édition phonographique; SNEP) is the inter-professional organization which protects the interests of the French record industry. SNEP was established in 1922, and has 48 member companies.

SNEP's responsibilities include collecting and distributing royalty payments for broadcast and performance, preventing copyright infringement of its members' works (including music piracy), and sales certification of silver, gold, platinum and diamond records and videos. SNEP also compiles weekly official charts of France's top-selling music, including singles and albums.

Official charts[edit]

Since September 2002, official charts are as follows:

  • Top 100 best sold singles
  • Top 150 best sold albums ("nouveautés") sold at full price,
  • Top 40 best compilations ("nouveautés") sold at full price
  • Top 40 best sold albums and compilations ("long" format) sold at mid-price or budget price

Criterion: The following guidelines are applied:

  • "Nouveauté" album means its first day of release is less than 2 years
  • Full price album means the catalogue price of album sold is €10 or higher
  • The albums whose release is more than 2 years and/or sale price lower than €10 are excluded from the "nouveauté" charts.
  • The albums sold at "mid-price" or "budget price" are classified in a separate chart and also includes long albums sold at discounted prices.

Significant milestones and achievements[edit]

Physical Singles Chart from 1984 to 2011[edit]

Artists: Most number-one hits[edit]

Number Artist Songs
14 Mylène Farmer "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces", "Désenchantée", "XXL", "Slipping Away (Crier la vie)", "Dégénération", "Appelle mon numéro", "Si j'avais au moins...", "C'est dans l'air", "Sextonik", "Oui mais... non", "Bleu noir", "Lonely Lisa", "À l'ombre", "Stolen Car"
5 Céline Dion "Pour que tu m'aimes encore", "Je sais pas", "The Reason", My Heart Will Go on", "Sous le vent", "Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)"
Johnny Hallyday "Tous ensemble", "Marie", "Mon Plus Beau Noël", "La Loi du silence", "Ça n'finira jamais"
Michael Youn1 "Stach Stach", "Le Frunkp", "Fous ta cagoule", "Mauvaise foi nocturne", "Parle à ma main"
Shakira "Whenever, Wherever", "Hips Don't Lie", "Beautiful Liar", "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", "Je l'aime à mourir"
Rihanna "Don't Stop the Music", "Man Down", "We Found Love", "Diamonds", "The Monster"
4 Elton John "Sacrifice", "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", "Can You Feel the Love Tonight", "Something about the Way You Look Tonight / Candle in the Wind 1997"
Garou "Belle", "Seul", "Sous le vent", "La Rivière de notre enfance"
3 François Feldman "Les Valses de Vienne", "Petit Frank", "Joy"
Michael Jackson "Black or White", "You Are Not Alone", "You Rock My World"
Madonna "La Isla Bonita", "Don't Cry for Me Argentina", "Hung Up"
Florent Pagny "N'importe quoi", "Savoir aimer", "Ma Liberté de penser"
Crazy Frog "Axel F", "Popcorn", "We Are the Champions (Ding a Dang Dong)"
Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time", "Womanizer", "Scream & Shout"

1 All the singles recorded under one of his pseudonyms or as member of his bands are included

Artists: Most weeks at number-one[edit]

Weeks Artist Details by songs1
37 Garou 18 ("Belle") + 3 ("Sous le vent") + 11 ("Seul") + 5 ("La Rivière de notre enfance")
Michael Youn2 10 ("Stach Stach") + 7 ("Le Frunkp") + 8 ("Fous ta cagoule") + 5 ("Mauvaise foi nocturne") + 7 ("Parle à ma main")
36 Céline Dion 12 ("Pour que tu m'aimes encore") + 7 ("Je sais pas") + 13 ("The Reason" / "My Heart Will Go on") + 3 ("Sous le vent") + 1 ("Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serai celle-là)")
29 Mylène Farmer 9 ("Désenchantée") + 5 ("Pourvu qu'elles soient douces") + 1 ("XXL") + 1 ("Slipping Away (Crier la vie)") + 1 ("Dégénération") + 1 ("Appelle mon numéro") + 1 ("Si j'avais au moins...") + 1 ("C'est dans l'air") + 1 ("Sextonik") + 3 ("Oui mais...Non") + 1 ("Bleu Noir") + 1 ("Lonely Lisa") +1 ("À l'ombre") +2 ("Stolen Car")
26 Elton John 3 ("Sacrifice") + 7 ("Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me") + 10 ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight") + 6 ("Something About the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind 1997")
25 Crazy Frog 13 ("Axel F") + 7 ("Popcorn") + 5 ("We Are the Champions (Ding a Dang Dong)")
23 Florent Pagny 8 ("N'importe quoi") + 9 ("Savoir aimer") + 6 ("Ma Liberté de penser")
20 Jordy 15 ("Dur dur d'être bébé") + 5 ("Alison")
Lou Bega 20 ("Mambo n°5 (a Little Bit of...)")
Patrick Fiori 18 ("Belle") + 2 ("4 Mots sur un piano")
Shakira 4 ("Whenever, Wherever") + 1 ("Hips Don't Lie") + 2 ("Beautiful Liar") + 6 ("Waka Waka (This Time for Africa") + 7 ("Je l'aime à mourir")

1 Songs performed as duets and trios are included
2 Songs performed within Brastisla Boys and Fatal Bazooka bands and as Alphonse Brown included

Artists: Most Top 10 hits[edit]

Artist Number
Mylène Farmer 47
Johnny Hallyday 31
Madonna 22
Rihanna 20
Michael Jackson 18
Celine Dion 17
Britney Spears 16
Lady Gaga 14

Artists: Most Top 100 entries[edit]

Artist Number
Johnny Hallyday 77
Madonna 59
Mylène Farmer 53
Michael Jackson 39
Celine Dion 38
Rihanna 38

Songs: Most weeks at number-one[edit]

Weeks Song Artist Year
22 "Happy" Pharrell Williams 2013/2014
20 "Mambo nº 5 (A Little Bit of...)" Lou Bega 1999
18 "Belle" Daniel Lavoie, Patrick Fiori & Garou 1998
17 "Les Rois du monde (Roméo et Juliette)" Philippe D'Avilla, Damien Sargue & Grégori Baquet 2000
16 "7 Seconds" Youssou N'Dour & Neneh Cherry 1994
15 "Dur dur d'être bébé!" Jordy 1992
"Living on My Own" Freddie Mercury 1993
"Ces Soirées-là" Yannick 2000
"Dragostea Din Tei" O-Zone 2004
"Un Monde Parfait" Ilona Mitrecey 2005
13 "Les Démons de minuit" Images 1986
"Viens boire un p'tit coup à la maison" Licence IV 1987
"Gangsta's Paradise" Coolio (feat. L.V.) 1995
"Freed from Desire" Gala 1997
"My Heart Will Go On" Céline Dion 1998
"Axel F" Crazy Frog 2005
"Mignon Mignon" René la Taupe 2010

Songs: Most weeks at number-two[edit]

Songs: Biggest jump to number one[edit]

Position Song Artist Date
97 "Lonely Lisa" Mylène Farmer July 9, 2011
70 "Relax, Take It Easy" Mika July 7, 2007
67 "Hung Up" Madonna November 12, 2005
64 "Baila morena" Zucchero February 25, 2006
64 "Gettin' Over You" David Guetta & Chris Willis (feat. Fergie & LMFAO) June 19, 2010
60 "Zidane y va marquer" Cauet July 15, 2006
49 "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" Las Ketchup September 14, 2002
47 "Nolwenn Ohwo!" Nolwenn Leroy January 28, 2006
26 "Spaceman" Babylon Zoo March 9, 1996
21 "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" Madonna January 25, 1997

Songs: Most weeks in the top 10[edit]

Weeks Song Artist Year
31 "Belle" Patrick Fiori, Garou and Daniel Lavoie 1998
"Moi... Lolita" Alizée 2000
30 "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" Céline Dion 1995
"L'Envie d'aimer" Daniel Lévi 2000
28 "Un Monde parfait" Ilona 2005
"Tired of Being Sorry (Laisse le destin l'emporter)" Enrique Iglesias and Nâdiya 2008

Digital Singles Chart from 2005 to 2014[edit]

Artists: Most number-one hits[edit]

Number Artist Songs
9 Rihanna "SOS","Don't Stop the Music","Love the Way You Lie", "Only Girl (In the World)", "S&M", "Man Down", "We Found Love", "Diamonds", "The Monster"
5 Mylène Farmer "Slipping Away (Crier la vie)", "Dégénération", "Oui mais... non", "À l'ombre", "Stolen Car".
4 Shakira "Hips Don't Lie", "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", "Loca", "Je l'aime à mourir"
Stromae "Alors on danse", "Papaoutai", "Formidable", "Tous les mêmes"
3 David Guetta "Love Is Gone", "Sweat", "Dangerous"
Mika "Relax, Take It Easy", "Love Today", "Elle me dit"
The Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow", "The Time (Dirty Bit)", "Just Can't Get Enough"
Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky", "Blurred Lines", "Happy"
Adele "Someone Like You", "Skyfall", "Hello"
2
Britney Spears "Womanizer", "Scream & Shout"
Bob Sinclar "Love Generation", "Rock This Party"
Crazy Frog "Axel F", "Popcorn"
Fatal Bazooka "Fous Ta Cagoule", "Mauvaise Foi Nocturne"
Lady Gaga "Poker Face", "Bad Romance"
Les Enfoirés "Le Temps Qui Court", "Ici Les Enfoirés"
Madonna "Hung Up", "4 Minutes"

Artists: Most weeks at number-one[edit]

Weeks Artist Details by songs
36 Pharrell Williams 22 ("Happy") + 8 ("Blurred Lines") + 6 ("Get Lucky")
32 Rihanna 15 ("Don't Stop the Music") + 6 ("We Found Love") + 5 ("Man Down") + 3 ("Diamonds") + 2 ("Love the Way You Lie") + 2 ("Only Girl (In the World)") + 1 ("SOS") + 1 ("S&M") + 3 ("The Monster")
28 Shakira 10 ("Waka Waka") + 8 ("Hips Don't Lie") + 6 ("Je l'aime à mourir") + 4 ("Loca")
21 Madonna 16 ("Hung Up") + 5 ("4 Minutes")
Stromae 10 ("Alors on danse") + 4 ("Papaoutai") + 6 ("Formidable") + 1 ("Tous les mêmes")
19 Mika 14 ("Relax, Take It Easy") + 4 ("Elle me dit) + 1 ("Love Today")
14 David Guetta 10 ("Sexy Bitch") + 2 ("Love Is Gone") + 2 ("Sweat")
Yael Naïm 14 ("New Soul")
13 The Black Eyed Peas 7 ("The Time (Dirty Bit)") + 4 ("Just Can't Get Enough") + 2 ("Boom Boom Pow")
11 Fatal Bazooka 9 ("Fous Ta Cagoule") + 2 ("Mauvaise Foi Nocturne")

Songs: Most weeks at number-one[edit]

Weeks Song Artist Year
22 "Happy" Pharrell Williams 2014
16 "Hung Up" Madonna 2005
14 "Relax, Take It Easy" Mika 2007
"New Soul" Yael Naïm 2008
12 "Don't Stop the Music" Rihanna 2007
11 "Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen 2012
10 "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley 2006
"American Boy" Estelle (feat. Kanye West) 2008
"Ça m'énerve" Helmut Fritz 2009
"Sexy Bitch" David Guetta (feat. Akon) 2009
"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" Shakira (feat. Freshlyground) 2010
"Party Rock Anthem" LMFAO (feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock) 2011
"Alors on danse" Stromae 2010
9 "Fous ta cagoule" Fatal Bazooka 2006
"Ai Se Eu Te Pego" Michel Teló 2012
"Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye featuring Kimbra 2012
8 "Blurred Lines" Robin Thicke (feat. T.I & Pharrell) 2013
"You're Beautiful" James Blunt 2005
"Hips Don't Lie" Shakira (feat. Wyclef Jean) 2006
"Double Je" Christophe Willem 2007
"Beggin'" Madcon 2008
"Stereo Love" Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina 2009
"Alors on danse" Stromae 2010
6 "Baila morena" Zucchero & Maná 2006
"Toi + Moi" Grégoire 2008
"Tik Tok" Kesha 2010
"We Found Love" Rihanna (feat. Calvin Harris) 2011
"Get Lucky" Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams) 2013

Songs: The top 25 best-selling digital single in one week[edit]

Pos. Artist Title Sales Issue date
1 Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams) Get Lucky 38,887 April 21, 2013
2 Adele "Skyfall" 22,718 November 4, 2012
3 Michel Teló "Ai se eu te pego!" 22,613 March 6, 2012
4 Michel Teló "Ai se eu te pego!" 21,293 February 26, 2012
5 Michel Teló "Ai se eu te pego!" 21,038 February 19, 2012
6 The Black Eyed Peas "The Time (Dirty Bit)" 21,026 December 5, 2010
7 Shakira (feat. Freshlyground) "Waka Waka" 19,566 July 18, 2010
8 Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole "Over the Rainbow" 19,224 January 9, 2011
9 Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole "Over the Rainbow" 18,600 January 23, 2011
10 Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole "Over the Rainbow" 18,400 January 16, 2011
11 Michel Teló "Ai se eu te pego!" 18,371 February 12, 2012
12 The Black Eyed Peas "The Time (Dirty Bit)" 17,600 December 12, 2010
13 Shakira (feat. Freshlyground) "Waka Waka" 17,000 December 19, 2010
14 Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole "Over the Rainbow" 16,540 January 30, 2011
15 The Black Eyed Peas "The Time (Dirty Bit)" 16,100 July 25, 2010
16 Shakira feat. Freshlyground "Waka Waka" 16,000 August 1, 2010
17 Michel Teló "Ai se eu te pego!" 15,777 February 5, 2012
18 David Guetta (feat. Akon) "Sexy Bitch" 15,725 September 20, 2009
19 The Black Eyed Peas "The Time (Dirty Bit)" 15,500 December 26, 2010
20 Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" 15,478 July 5, 2009
21 David Guetta (feat. Akon) "Sexy Bitch" 15,475 September 13, 2009
22 Shakira (feat. Freshlyground) "Waka Waka" 15,400 July 11, 2010
23 Shakira (feat. Dizzee Rascal) "Loca" 15,000 November 14, 2010
24 David Guetta (feat. Akon) "Sexy Bitch" 14,449 September 27, 2009
25 Shakira (feat. Freshlyground) "Waka Waka" 14,250 August 8, 2010

Certification awards[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Albums[edit]

Time of issue[1] Certification Until 30 October
1988
Until 30 June
2006[2][Note]
From 1 July 2006 to
30 June 2009[2][Notes]
From 1 July 2009
to present[3]
1999 Silver 50,000 35,000 Deleted
1 Jan 1973 Gold 100,000 75,000 50,000
1988 2× Gold 200,000 Deleted
1 May 1980 Platinum 400,000[1] 300,000 200,000 100,000
1 Nov 1988 2× Platinum 600,000 400,000 200,000
1 Nov 1988 3× Platinum 900,000 600,000 300,000
1 Nov 1988 Diamond 1,000,000 750,000 500,000

^ Note: While the source provided for changes in certification-levels does not mention the changes for the silver, 2× Gold, 2× Platinum and 3× Platinum awards, the SNEP reduced the levels for those awards at the same time it reduced the levels for the Gold, Platinum and Diamond awards.

Singles[edit]

Time of issue[4] Certification Until 30 Oct 1988 From 1 Nov 1988
to 28 Feb 1991
From 1 March 1991
to 30 April 2005
1 May 2005
to 30 June 2009
From 1 July 2009
to 17 March 2013[3]
From March 2013
to present[5]
1 July 1985 Silver 250,000 200,000 125,000 100,000 Deleted
1 January 1973 Gold 500,000 400,000 250,000 200,000 150,000 75,000
1 May 1980 Platinum 1,000,000 800,000 500,000 300,000 250,000 150,000
2 January 1997 Diamond 750,000[Note] 500,000 400,000 250,000

^ Note: Diamond-award represented 750,000 units from 2 January 1997 until 30 April 2005.

Videos[edit]

Certification
(Instituted in 1989)[6]
Before July 1, 2009 After July 1, 2009[3]
Gold 10,000 7,500
Platinum 20,000 15,000
2× Platinum 40,000 30,000
3× Platinum 60,000 45,000
Diamond 100,000 60,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b "InfoDisc: Les Certifications: Officielles (albums)" (in French). InfoDisc. Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b France Lowers Gold Standard. Billboard magazine. 2006-07-26. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  3. ^ a b c "Disque en France: Les Certifications" (in French). Disque en France Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  4. ^ "InfoDisc: Les Certifications: Officielles (singles)" (in French). InfoDisc. Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  5. ^ "SNEP: Les Disques d'Or" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  6. ^ "InfoDisc: Les Certifications 2007: Critères d'attribution depuis 1989 (Videos)" (in French). InfoDisc. Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 

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