Oxygen is the sophomore album, and first full-length studio album, by French recording artist Damien Esco. Released in June 2016, the album was preceded by the international hit singles Unfixable in Europe and One Night In Paradise in the United States. Oxygen became a breakthrough success for Esco, reaching #1 in eleven countries and selling over 2.2 million copies worldwide. To-date, Oxygen remains Esco's biggest selling album.
The album was particularly well-received in France – where it debuted at #1, remained inside the Top 10 for twenty-four non-consecutive weeks, and was certified Diamond (5xPlatinum) by the SNEP for sales of over 500,000 units. Internationally, the album enjoyed notable success in Germany, where it was certified double Platinum for sales of 400,000 units five months after its release. Likewise, in the Netherlands Oxygen went multi-Platinum with sales of over 120,000 units. Oxygen also performed well in the United Kingdom where it debuted at #2 on sales of 23,000 units and was later certified Gold by the BPI in March 2017 for sales of over 100,000 copies. In total, Oxygen sold over 1.4 million copies throughout Europe – earning the album a Platinum certification from the IFPI.
In the United States, Oxygen debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 on equivalent album sales of 184,000 units. In its second week, the album dropped six places to #7 on sales of 64,400 units. The album charted inside the Top 20 for a further two weeks and spent a total of twelve consecutive weeks inside the Billboard 200 during its initial chart run. To-date, the album has sold 472,000 units in the US and has been certified Gold by the RIAA.
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