Best Selling Music Videos ?

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Postby MJDangerous » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:50 pm

Let speak a bit of videos for a change 8-)

Hur, this thread is for you lol. Let put everything we know on that subject to make some realistic lists.

Just pointing out a few massive names on a worldwide basis in this area:

- Queen
- Pink Floyd
- Eagles
- Michael Jackson
- U2
- AC/DC
- Bee Gees
- Led Zeppelin
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Postby MJDangerous » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:04 pm

Some soundscan figures:

The Eagles - Farewell Tour 1,344,849 (apr 08)
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin 1,131,851 (apr 08)
AC/DC - Live At Donnington 801,112 (apr 08)
Michael Jackson - Number Ones 638,425 (apr 08)
Metallica - Binge & Purge 548,000
AC/DC - Family Jewels 490,571 (may 07)
Pink Floyd - Pulse 480,336 (apr 08)
Eric Clapton - Crossroads 417,778 (apr 08)
The Beatles - Anthology 378,000
Rolling Stones - Four Flicks 360,000 (may 07)
Queen - Live At Wembley 297,501 (may 07)
Pink Floyd - Live At Pompeii 290,433 (may 07)
Celine Dion - Live In Last Vegas 276,174 (apr 08)
U2 - Vertigo 265,654 (06)
U2 - Elevation Live 243,236 (06)
U2 - Slane Castle 243,163 (06)
Celine Dion - All The Way 217,600 (may 06)
Jimi Hendrix - Live At Woodstock 206,336 (apr 07)
AC/DC - Plug Me In 188,000 (apr 08)
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Postby HUR » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:20 pm

Here are the best selling DVDs in UK up to december 2005 (courtey of Davey on haven):


01 (383,719) Various - Now - Music Quiz
02 (326,445) Robbie Williams - What We Did Last Summer
03 (308,223) Various - Live Aid
04 (251,329) Queen - Live at Wembley Stadium
05 (212,111) Robbie Williams - Live at the Albert
06 (184,072) Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
07 (174,221) Cast Recording - Dream Cast - Les Miserables in Concert
08 (148,771) Queen - Greatest Video Hits 1
09 (139,672) Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same
10 (138,509) Queen - On Fire - Live at the Bowl


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Year-end charts (2005)

Position Artist – Title (Sales)

01 Various – Now, Music Quiz (383,719 - all-time record for a Music DVD)
02 Various - Live 8 (118,766)
03 Westlife - Number Ones Tour (95,000 +/- 5K)
04 Daniel O'Donnell - Rock n Roll Show (90,000)
05 AC/DC - Family Jewels (85,000)
06 Queen - Live at Wembley Stadium (80,000)
07 U2 - Vertigo 2005 - Chicago (76,000)
08 Elvis Presley - Elvis by the Presleys (72,000)
09 Queen & Paul Rodgers - Return of the Champions (68,000)
10 Metallica - Some Kind of Monster (65,000)

11 Kylie Minogue - Showgirl (62,000)
12 McFly - Wonderland Tour 2005 (59,000)
13 Bob Dylan - No Direction Home (56,000)
14 Various - Live Aid (53,000 c)
15 Il Divo - Encore (52,000)
16 Cast Recording - Dream Cast - Les Miserables in Concert (50,000 c)
17 Cream - Royal Albert Hall (47,000)
18 U2 - Rattle & Hum (43,000)
19 Queen - On Fire - Live at the Bowl (40,000 c)
20 Eminem - Anger Management Tour (38,000)

21 Blondie - Live (36,000)
22 Eagles - Farewell Tour - Melbourne (34,000)
23 Elvis Presley - Aloha from Hawaii (32,000)
24 Queen - Greatest Video Hits - 1 (31,000)
25 Robbie Williams - What We Did Last Summer (30,000 c)
26 Rod Stewart - One Night Only - Royal Albert (30,000)
27 Coldplay - Live 2003 (29,000)
28 Will Young - Live in London (28,000)
29 Elvis Presley - 68 Comeback Special (28,000)
30 Tina Turner - All the Best - Live Collection (27,000)

31 Various - Riverdance - Best of (26,000)
32 Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run - 30th Anniversary (26,000)
33 Daniel O'Donnell - Showtime (25,000)
34 Rat Pack - Greatest Hits (24,000)
35 G4 - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (24,000)
36 Robbie Williams - Live at the Albert (23,000)
37 Scissor Sisters - We Are Scissor Sisters (23,000)
38 Various - Live 8 - 20 Years Ago Today (22,000)
39 Dean Martin - Legends in Concert (22,000)
40 2Pac - Resurrection (21,000)

Thanks to MJDangerus - Retail sales up to may 2007 (combining, in my opinion, both VHSs and DVDs)

DVD'S through 22/04/2007

Bon Jovi - In Performance 1,414
Cast Recordings - Les Miserables In Concert 641,607
Cast Recordings - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor 519,311
Elvis Presley - That's The Way It Is 250,686
Evanescence - Anywhere But Home : 70,543
Il Divo - Live At The Greek Theatre 88,314
James Blunt - Chasing Times 129,115
Pink - Live in Wembley 6,517
Pink - Live in Europe 29,487
Pink Floyd - Pulse 227,265
Pink Floyd - The Wall 169,899
Take That - The Ultimate Tour 214,969
Westlife - Live At Wembley 101,044

DVD'S through 15/04/2007

Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same 217,147
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin 212,043
Queen - Live At Wembley '86 292,925


I will add more soon. ^_^

Thank you, MJDangerous. :oops: :lol: Great idea.
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Postby HUR » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:21 pm

Information soon. ^_^
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Postby jcguzman » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:26 pm

Nice Thread MJ.

One Night Only by the Bee Gees has been a huge seller worldwide.

In Australia the set has spent more than 366 weeks in the charts and is 6 times platinum in New Zealand,5 times platinum in the US and a huge seller in South America.

As always the same has not been certified properly.

I dont have figures for Kiss and Fleetwood mac but they have sold tons of music DVDS.The dance spent more than 250 weeks in the billboard charts.
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Postby Wayne » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:28 pm

Celine with A New Day...Live in Las Vegas has done 350,000 USA, 300,000 minimum in Canada, 120,000+ UK (I think), 140,000 France etc etc
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Postby Lawyeris » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:32 pm

MJDangerous wrote:Let speak a bit of videos for a change 8-)
As I understand "videos" means all formats of videos - VHSs, DVDs, what else...?
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Postby NothingFails » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:33 pm

while it sold probably 99% of what it did before Soundscan, I think The Making Of Thriller likely holds the record. I remember hearing that VHS sold somewhere between 6 and 8 million copies in 1984 alone and for a time was the biggest selling VHS tape in history before E.T. came along.
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Postby HUR » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:37 pm

I left my third post t estimate and ask for information on each acts mentioned by MJDangerous on his first post. I have added Pink Floyd, which I managed to estimate since months. 8-) Still missing information though.
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Postby HUR » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:38 pm

I´m working on U2 since about last year. Does anybody know about the title "Rattle and hum" on DVD alone?. Edge3, are you there?.
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Postby Wayne » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:42 pm

NothingFails wrote:while it sold probably 99% of what it did before Soundscan, I think The Making Of Thriller likely holds the record. I remember hearing that VHS sold somewhere between 6 and 8 million copies in 1984 alone and for a time was the biggest selling VHS tape in history before E.T. came along.
That is outstanding!!! :o Even more impressive than the album tally IMO
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Postby HUR » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:44 pm

MJD, I would add Elvis Presley and Madonna on first page as the bigget acts, what do you think?.
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Postby jcguzman » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:50 pm

What about the greatest live act of all time I refer to the Rolling Stones?
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Postby MJDangerous » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:51 pm

France

Diamond (100,000)
2006
Pink Floyd - Pulse
2005
Queen - Live At Wembley
U2 - Vertigo
1998
Spice Girls - Girls Talk
1997
Michael Jackson - History

3xPlatinum (60,000)
2007
AC/DC - Plug Me In
Celine Dion - Live A Las Vegas
2006
Depeche Mode - Touring The Angel
2005
Depeche Mode - One Night In Paris
Michael Jackson - Live In Bucharest
Phil Collins - Finally The Fairwell Tour
Queen - On Fire
2004
AC/DC - Live At Donington
Coldplay - Live 2003
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
2002
Pink Floyd - The Wall
2001
U2 - Elevation Tour
1998
Michael Jackson - History On Film Vol 2
Spice Girls - The Official Video

2xPlatinum (40,000)
2007
Norah Jones - Live in New Orleans
Robbie Williams - And Throught It All
2006
Queen - Greatest Video Hits
2005
AC/DC - Family Jewels
Robbie Williams - What We Did Last Summer
2004
Michael Jackson - Number Ones
Rolling Stones - Four Flicks
2001
AC/DC - No Bull
Madonna - Drowned Tour
Santana - Supernatural
1998
Michael Jackson - Ghosts
1997
Celine Dion - Live A Paris
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Postby PriorMusic » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:04 pm

Take That Beautiful World DVD sales ??? so far ...
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Postby HUR » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:16 pm

Thank you, MJDanegrous, for the the french certifications.

Is there any problem if I start estimating some DVDs and certain acts, or do you want this topic to be mainly about exact and confirmed sales and certifications?.
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Postby MJDangerous » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:21 pm

NothingFails wrote:while it sold probably 99% of what it did before Soundscan, I think The Making Of Thriller likely holds the record. I remember hearing that VHS sold somewhere between 6 and 8 million copies in 1984 alone and for a time was the biggest selling VHS tape in history before E.T. came along.
I'm not sure of those figures to be honest. It sold 1 million copies in the first weeks in the US, that is true. It also sold 130k in UK, making it the best selling video at that time, topped by 'Moonwalker' a few years later.

Moonwalker topped sales of Making Of Thriller. In 2 weeks only it shipped 700k in the US and 2 million copies worldwide.
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Postby brunosilva » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:22 pm

MJDangerous wrote:France

Diamond (100,000)
2006
Pink Floyd - Pulse
2005
Queen - Live At Wembley
U2 - Vertigo
1998
Spice Girls - Girls Talk
1997
Michael Jackson - History

3xPlatinum (60,000)
2007
AC/DC - Plug Me In
Celine Dion - Live A Las Vegas
2006
Depeche Mode - Touring The Angel
2005
Depeche Mode - One Night In Paris
Michael Jackson - Live In Bucharest
Phil Collins - Finally The Fairwell Tour
Queen - On Fire
2004
AC/DC - Live At Donington
Coldplay - Live 2003
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
2002
Pink Floyd - The Wall
2001
U2 - Elevation Tour
1998
Michael Jackson - History On Film Vol 2
Spice Girls - The Official Video

2xPlatinum (40,000)
2007
Norah Jones - Live in New Orleans
Robbie Williams - And Throught It All
2006
Queen - Greatest Video Hits
2005
AC/DC - Family Jewels
Robbie Williams - What We Did Last Summer
2004
Michael Jackson - Number Ones
Rolling Stones - Four Flicks
2001
AC/DC - No Bull
Madonna - Drowned Tour
Santana - Supernatural
1998
Michael Jackson - Ghosts
1997
Celine Dion - Live A Paris
Celine's "Au Couer Du Stade" is also Diamond in France.
Live In Las Vegas sold almost 150k copies and is still top 20.
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Postby MJDangerous » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:29 pm

brunosilva wrote:Celine's "Au Couer Du Stade" is also Diamond in France.
Live In Las Vegas sold almost 150k copies and is still top 20.
I haven't included Au Coeur Du Stade because I pointed out only big worldwide sellers.
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Postby Wayne » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:32 pm

MJ, you've estimated it at 1.2million WW, surely that qualifies as a big seller
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Postby MJDangerous » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:35 pm

04wayne wrote:MJ, you've estimated it at 1.2million WW, surely that qualifies as a big seller
We aren't speaking about the album but the DVD/VHS :wink:
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Postby HUR » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:38 pm

MJD, do you know something about Led Zeppelin DVD and two´s Eagles titles in Germany, Italy and Spain, as that would be a key to have an idea of how much they sold in Euorpe?.
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Postby brunosilva » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:59 pm

MJDangerous wrote:Some soundscan figures:

The Eagles - Farewell Tour 1,344,849 (apr 08)
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin 1,131,851 (apr 08)
AC/DC - Live At Donnington 801,112 (apr 08)
Michael Jackson - Number Ones 638,425 (apr 08)
Metallica - Binge & Purge 548,000
AC/DC - Family Jewels 490,571 (may 07)
Pink Floyd - Pulse 480,336 (apr 08)
Eric Clapton - Crossroads 417,778 (apr 08)
The Beatles - Anthology 378,000
Rolling Stones - Four Flicks 360,000 (may 07)
Queen - Live At Wembley 297,501 (may 07)
Pink Floyd - Live At Pompeii 290,433 (may 07)
Jimi Hendrix - Live At Woodstock 206,336 (apr 07)
AC/DC - Plug Me In 188,000 (apr 08)
All The Way...A Decade Of Song & Video - 217.600 (28/05/2006)
Live In Las Vegas... A New Day - around 360k (still top 15)
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Postby HUR » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:10 am

U2 Soundscan sales as of early 2006:

Vertigo Chicago DVD - 265,654
Slane Castle DVD - 243,163
Elevation Live DVD - 243,236
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Postby MJDangerous » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:10 am

Thanks both, info added on the previous message.

Germany

11xGold (275,000)
2004
Robbie Williams - What We Did Last Summer

4xPlatinum (200,000)
2008
Queen - Live At Wembley

1999
Backstreet Boys - The Video

7xGold (175,000)
2006
Pink Floyd - Pulse

3xPlatinum (150,000)
2007
Phil Collins - Finally...The First Farewell Tour

1995
The Kelly Family - Tough Road Vol. II

5xGold (125,000)
2008
Green Day - Bullet in a Bible
Queen - On Fire

1995
The Kelly Family - Tough Road Vol. I

2xPlatinum (100,000)
2008
Depeche Mode - Touring The Angel
Madonna - The Confession Tour

2007
Robbie Williams - And Through It All

2006
AC/DC - Family Jewels
U2 - Rattle And Hum

2004
ABBA - The Definitive Collection
Pink Floyd - The Wall

2003
Robbie Williams - Live At The Albert

3xGold (75,000)
2008
Led Zeppelin - Mothership

2007
Peter Gabriel - Secret World Live

2005
Evanescence - Anywhere But Home

2004
Michael Jackson - Video Greatest Hits - History
Shakira - Live And Off The Record

Platinum (50,000)
2008
Coldplay - Live 2003
The Eagles - Farewell Tour
Queen - Greatest Hits Video 1
Queen - Greatest Hits Video 2

2007
Genesis - Platinum Collection
Genesis - Live Over Europe
James Blunt - Bedlam Sessions
Metallica - The Videos 1989-2004
Michael Buble - Caught In The Act

2006
Peter Gabriel - Growing Up
U2 - Vertigo

2005
Depeche Mode - The Videos 86-98

2004
ABBA - Gold
AC/DC - Live At Donington
Bruce Springsteen - Live In Barcelona
Simon & Garfunkel - Live At Central Park

2003
Beatles - The Beatles Anthology
Robbie Williams - The Robbie Williams Show

2002
Depeche Mode - One Night In Paris
Michael Jackson - HIStory On Film Vol. 2

1998
Backstreet Boys - Behind The Scene
Backstreet Boys - Live In Concert

1997
Michael Jackson - Dangerous - The Short Films

1995
Take That - Live In Berlin
The Kelly Family - Live At Loreley
The Kelly Family - Searching For The Magic Golden Harp

1991
Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti - In Concert
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