Thursday, 5 April 2012
Chart: Sexion D'assaut - Avant qu'elle parte
A look at the French charts after a few weeks, and a major hip hop tune doing very well at the moment.
Sexion D'assaut are probably France's biggest hip hop act, probably the closest equivalent to the Wu Tang Clan, with their floating membership - of up to over 20 members - around several core members, and various sub-groups made up from band members and associates.
Their 2010 album L'école des points vitaux went triple platinum. Their 2012 L'Apogée collection, released in March, reaching number one in France and was certified platinum two weeks after its release.
The song Avant qu'elle parte is a different tone to their previous work, with a more sentimental vibe. It is thought to be a tribute to the mothers of band members JR O Crom and Maska.
This week's top five singles:
1) Gotye: Somebody that I used to know
2) Michel Telo Ai Se Eu Te Pego
3) Sexion D'assaut: Avant qu'ell parte
4) Lykke Li: I follow rivers
5) Nicki Minaj: Starships
Chart details from Disqueenfrance http://www.disqueenfrance.com