French first lady's album sells 300,000 copies

14th August 2008, Comments 0 comments

Carla Bruni’s third album has sold more than 300,000 copies in France and abroad since hitting the shelves in July, her record company said on Wednesday.

14 August 2008

PARIS - The new album by French first lady Carla Bruni has sold more than 300,000 copies in France and abroad since hitting the shelves a month ago, her record company said on Wednesday.

"Comme si de rien n'etait" (Simply), the former supermodel's third release, was the fifth best-selling record in France for the week of 3 - 9 August, with British rock group Coldplay taking first place with "Viva la Vida."

Record company Naive said it was "very satisfied" with sales of the album - 165,000 in France and more than 150,000 abroad - since its release in France and most of Europe on 11 July. The record hit US stores on 5 August.

Bruni's first album wowed critics and the public in 2002, selling two million copies, but her second, which put the words of English poets to music, did less well, with a total of 380,000 copies sold.

Her latest album features 14 songs including a love song that draws a tongue-in-cheek parallel with drug addiction.

Bruni, who married President Nicolas Sarkozy in February after a whirlwind three-month romance, plans to donate her share of the album's profits to charity. There are no plans for the first lady to go on tour.

[AFP / Expatica]

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