The unprecedented success, during its first week of release, of the new album by French crooner, Johnny Hallyday, has stunned music critics, who have called on him to make a comeback, and start touring again.
This is impossible, however, as he died in 2017.
The album is called 'Mon pays c'est l'amour', which means something in French.
In the first 7 days (1 semaine) of its release, it sold 780,177 disques, a record. Crowds started to gather outside record shops two weeks before the album was due to be released, and, in some places, huge queues snaked around the town (ville) - some up to five miles (huit kilomètres) long.
Difficult to pigeonhole, Hallyday was, at times, a cross between Dean Martin and Einstürzende Neubauten; at others, his songs remind one of the jamming session that would have resulted had Lena Martell and The Wurzles been placed in the same room: ridiculous, yet, somehow sublime.
An official from the French Ministry of Music has already said that, if sales top the one million mark, the government will, almost certainly, make Johnny's birthday - June 15 - a national holiday.
This would be known as the Hallyday Holiday (vacançes d'Hallyday).