Best-selling video albums in France

The list of best-selling video albums in France is based on SNEP (Syndicat National de l’édition Phonographique) certifications. France is one of the first countries to start certifying music videos. SNEP began certifying videocassettes in 1989 (certification criteria are listed below).

According to SNEP certificates, the best-selling video album in France is Queen’s Live At Wembley Stadium, with combined sales of 140,000 copies across the three different editions.

Certification levels for music video in France

The maximum certification a video can receive is Diamond. 5x Platinum, 2x Diamond or other higher certifications are not not provided for by the SNEP rules.

Since Gold Platinum Diamond
1.09.1989 10,000 20,000
1.08.1991 10,000 20,000 100,000
1.07.2009 7,500 15,000 60,000
1.01.2018 5,000 10,000 40,000

List of best-selling video albums in France

ArtistTitleSalesCertificationCertification dateYear release
1QueenLive At Wembley Stadium140,000
10,000 +
100,000 +
1x Gold
for VHS (1991)
1x Diamond
for DVD (2003)
2x Platinum
for DVD (2011)
for VHS (1991)
for DVD (2003)
for DVD (2011)
2Johnny Hallyday100% Johnny – Live A La Tour Eiffel115,000
100,000 +
1x Diamond
for DVD (2000)
1x Platinum
for DVD reissue (2015)
for DVD (2000)
for DVD reissue (2015)
3Diam’sAu Tour De Ma Bulle100,0001x Diamond17.10.20072007
4Tokio HotelZimmer 483 – Live In Europe100,0001x Diamond17.12.20082007
5Noir DesirNoir Desir En Images100,0001x Diamond30.11.20062006
6U2Vertigo 2005 – U2 Live From Chicago100,0001x Diamond13.12.20052005
7Les Enfoirés15 Ans D’enfoires100,0001x Diamond21.06.20052005
8PlaceboSoulmates Never Die – Live In Paris 2003100,0001x Diamond21.06.20052004
9Johnny HallydayParc Des Princes 2003100,0001x Diamond09.12.20032003
10RenaudTournee D’enfer100,0001x Diamond24.08.20042003
11Various ArtistsEmilie Jolie100,0001x Diamond09.12.20032003
12Various ArtistsLe Petit Prince100,0001x Diamond09.12.20032003
13Florent PagnyÉté 2003 À L’olympia100,0001x Diamond09.12.20032003
14GarouLive A Bercy100,0001x Diamond17.12.20032002
15Patrick BruelEntre-Deux100,0001x Diamond25.03.20032002
16M (Matthieu Chedid)Le Tour De M100,0001x Diamond21.12.20042002
17Raymond Devos80 Ans 80 Sketches100,0001x Diamond07.01.20032002
18MusicalLes Dix Commandements100,0001x Diamond23.10.20012001
19Mylène FarmerMylenium Tour100,0001x Diamond23.10.20012000
20MusicalNotre Dame De Paris100,0001x Diamond29.12.19991999
21Celine DionAu Cœur Du Stade100,0001x Diamond15.05.20011999
22Mylène FarmerLive A Bercy100,0001x Diamond23.10.20011997
23Mylène FarmerMusic Videos Ii & Iii100,0001x Diamond23.10.20011997
24Spice GirlsGirls Talk100,0001x Diamond29.06.19981997
252 Be 3En Coulisses – Vol.1100,0001x Diamond18.11.19971997
26Pink FloydP.U.L.S.E.100,0001x Diamond09.12.20061995
27Michael JacksonVideo Greatest Hits – History100,0001x Diamond27.05.19971995
28Les InconnusIsabelle A Les Yeux Bleus100,0001x Diamond08.11.19951990
29Les InconnusAu Secours ! Tout Va Mieux100,0001x Diamond08.11.19951989
30Celine DionLive À Paris80,000
60,000 +
3x Platinum
for VHS (1996)
1x Platinum
for DVD (2003)
for VHS (1996)
for DVD (2003)
31Les InsusDigisleeve 3CD60,0001x Diamond09.03.20182017
32Johnny HallydayRester Vivant Tour60,0001x Diamond09.03.20182016
33Les Enfoirés2017: Mission Enfoirés60,0001x Diamond03.03.20172016
34Les Enfoirés2015: Sur La Route Des Enfoirés60,0001x Diamond29.07.20152015
35StromaeRacine Carrée Live60,0001x Diamond23.12.20152015
36RenaudTournée Rouge Sang – Paris Bercy + Hexagone60,0003x Platinum23.04.20082007
37Celine DionLive In Las Vegas: A New Day…60,0003x Platinum19.12.20072007
38AC/DCPlug Me In60,0003x Platinum19.12.20072007
39IndochineAlice & June Tour60,0003x Platinum19.12.20072007
40Yannick NoahUn Autre Voyage – Tour 200760,0003x Platinum19.12.20072007
41Âge Tendre SeriesÂge Tendre – La Tournée Des Idoles – Vol. 160,0003x Platinum24.01.20072006
42Depeche ModeTouring The Angel: Live In Milan60,0003x Platinum25.04.20072006
43Michael JacksonLive In Bucharest – The Dangerous Tour60,0003x Platinum12.10.20052005
44Michel SardouLive60,0003x Platinum30.11.20052005
45GarouRoutes60,0003x Platinum14.06.20052005
46Phil CollinsFinally… The First Farewell Tour60,0003x Platinum13.12.20052004
47QueenQueen On Fire – Live At The Bowl60,0003x Platinum13.04.20052004
48ColdplayLive 200360,0003x Platinum23.11.20042003
49Daft PunkInterstella 5555: The 5tory Of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem60,0003x Platinum23.11.20042003
50Edith PiafHymne A La Mome60,0003x Platinum25.04.20072003
51Jacques BrelComme Quand On Était Beau60,0003x Platinum09.12.20032003
52Jean-Louis AubertComme On A Fait60,0003x Platinum13.04.20052003
53LorieTendrement Votre60,0003x Platinum17.12.20032003
54Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin DVD60,0003x Platinum08.06.20042003
55Lara FabianLive60,0003x Platinum20.08.20032002
56Various ArtistsUrban Peace60,0003x Platinum07.01.20032002
57LoriePres De Vous60,0003x Platinum17.12.20032002
58David BowieBest Of Bowie60,0003x Platinum23.04.20082002
59Depeche ModeOne Night In Paris60,0003x Platinum19.10.20052002
60U2Elevation 2001 Tour: Live At Boston60,0003x Platinum11.12.20012001
61Helene SegaraEn Concert A L’olympia60,0003x Platinum08.06.20042001
62Pink FloydThe Wall60,0003x Platinum10.07.20022000
63Johnny HallydayOlympia 2000 – Le Film60,0003x Platinum23.10.20012000
64Jean-Jacques GoldmanTournee 98 En Passant60,0003x Platinum15.05.20011999
652 Be 3Live Au Zenith60,0003x Platinum13.05.19981998
662 Be 3En Coulisses – Vol.260,0003x Platinum21.12.19971997
67Spice GirlsSpice: Official Video Volume 160,0003x Platinum29.06.19981997
68Michael JacksonHistory On Film Volume II60,0003x Platinum10.03.19981997
69Mylène FarmerMusic Videos I60,0003x Platinum23.10.20011997
70Lagaf’Eclats De Rire60,0003x Platinum17.01.19941992
71Jean-Jacques GoldmanClips 1981 – 198960,0003x Platinum08.11.19951989
72Jean-Jacques GoldmanCarnet De Route60,0003x Platinum08.11.19951987

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