Best-selling video albums in the United States

The list of best-selling video albums in the U.S. is based on RIAA certifications and SounsScan figures. The RIAA began certifying commercially-available music video in 1985. In 1991 the RIAA began certifying Music Video Singles. The United States became the first country to certify music videos.

Since 2003 CD/DVD hybrid certifications are accepted. Sales of CD/DVD hybrid units can be applied equally to each configuration. Please note: this list does not include CD/DVD combos such as Rob Zombie’s Past, Present & Future, Collision Course by Jay-Z & Linkin Park, Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day and others releases like this. Site considers all CD/DVD combos as albums (not video).

The best-selling video album in the U.S. is the double DVD set Farewell I Tour: Live From Melbourne by Eagles which sold 1,5 million copies. With 6-times platinum, Elvis Presley’s A Little Less Conversation and Here Without You by 3 Doors Down are the top-certified video singles (300,000 copies each). 4-disc Four Flicks by The Rolling Stones is the best selling music video boxset in the U.S. with 475,000 copies sold.

Certification criteria for music video in the United States

The Video Single must contain no more than two tracks, and the maximum running time is 15 minutes. Video Boxset must include two or more video marketed as a set. Each individual video within set is counted as one toward certification.

Type Since Gold Platinum
Video Longform 1.01.1985 50,000 100,000
Video Single 1.01.1991 25,000 50,000
Video Boxset 1.01.2001 50,000 100,000

List of best-selling video albums in the United States

Farewell I Tour by Eagles is the best-selling music DVD in the U.S.
ArtistTitleSalesCertification or SoundScanCertification dateYear release
1EaglesFarewell I Tour: Live From Melbourne1,500,00030x Platinum (2-disc)04.02.20082005
2Michael JacksonNumber Ones1,300,00013x Platinum21.08.20092003
3Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin DVD1,238,688SoundScan08.02.20132003
4Michael FlatleyLord Of The Dance1,200,00012x Platinum18.03.19981997
5New Kids On The BlockHangin’ Tough – Live1,200,00012x Platinum24.05.19901989
6New Kids On The BlockHangin’ Tough1,100,00011x Platinum30.11.19901989
7AdeleLive At The Royal Albert Hall1,000,00010x Platinum06.12.20122011
8Michael JacksonVideo Greatest Hits – History900,0009x Platinum21.08.20091995
9AC/DCLive At Donington839,286SoundScan12.04.20091992
10Michael JacksonLive In Bucharest – The Dangerous Tour800,0008x Platinum16.05.20132005
11Pink FloydP.U.L.S.E.800,0008x Platinum31.07.20061995
12EaglesHell Freezes Over800,0008x Platinum24.10.20011994
13Michael JacksonMoonwalker800,0008x Platinum17.04.19891989
14NirvanaMtv Unplugged In New York700,0007x Platinum24.02.20202007
15ColdplayLive 2003600,0006x Platinum13.01.20042003
16Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg & Ice Cube & Warren GThe Up In Smoke Tour600,0006x Platinum28.11.20052000
17Backstreet BoysAll Access Video600,0006x Platinum23.12.19991998
18NsyncN The Mix600,0006x Platinum12.12.20001998
19Michael JacksonHistory On Film Volume Ii600,0006x Platinum21.08.20091997
20YanniLive At The Acropolis600,0006x Platinum22.04.19981994
21AC/DCFamily Jewels577,592SoundScan12.04.20092005
22MetallicaLive Shit: Binge & Purge548,000SoundScan2004-091993
23JourneyGreatest Hits Dvd 1978-1997534,472SoundScan12.04.20092003
24One DirectionUp All Night – The Live Tour500,0005x Platinum15.05.20132012
25Eric ClaptonCrossroads Guitar Festival500,00010x Platinum (2-disc)29.02.20082004
26EvanescenceAnywhere But Home500,0005x Platinum17.12.20042004
27Various ArtistsConcert For George500,00010x Platinum (2-disc)01.09.20112003
28Bee GeesOne Night Only500,0005x Platinum17.01.20071998
29HansonTulsa, Tokyo And The Middle Of Nowhere500,0005x Platinum28.07.19981997
30Cedarmont KidsToddler Tunes500,0005x Platinum31.01.20051996
31AC/DCNo Bull: Live At The Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas, Madrid500,0005x Platinum16.10.20081996
32The Three TenorsThe Three Tenors In Concert 1994500,0005x Platinum11.04.19961994
33Garth BrooksThis Is Garth Brooks500,0005x Platinum07.01.19931992
34The Three TenorsIn Concert500,0005x Platinum06.10.19941990
35Pamela Conn Beall,Susan Hagen Nipp & Wee Sing SeriesWee Sing Together500,0005x Platinum22.08.19941985
36Elvis PresleyAloha From Hawaii500,000
100,000 +
200,000 +
1x Platinum
VHS (1984)
4x Platinum (2-disc)
Deluxe DVD (2004)
2x Platinum
Special DVD (2006)
VHS (1985)
Deluxe DVD (2004)
Special DVD (2006)
37The Rolling StonesFour Flicks475,00019x Platinum (4-disc)20.07.20042003
38Celine DionLive In Las Vegas: A New Day…463,186SoundScan26.09.20102007
39AerosmithYou Gotta Move400,0004x Platinum07.01.20052004
40Blue Man GroupThe Complex Rock Tour Live400,0004x Platinum09.04.20082003
41NsyncLive From Madison Square Garden400,0004x Platinum28.11.20012000
42Cedarmont KidsAction Bible Songs400,0004x Platinum31.01.20051995
43Cedarmont KidsSilly Songs400,0004x Platinum31.01.20051995
44Barbra StreisandThe Concert (Live At Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, July 1994)400,0004x Platinum04.06.20011994
45Ray StevensComedy Video Classics400,0004x Platinum01.03.20051993
46Mary Kate & Ashley OlsenOur First Video400,0004x Platinum19.10.19941993
47Billy Ray CyrusBilly Ray Cyrus400,0004x Platinum25.02.19941992
48Garth BrooksGarth Brooks400,0004x Platinum24.04.19921991
49Metallica$19.98 Home Vid Cliff’em All!400,0004x Platinum06.12.19991987
50KidsongsA Day At Old Macdonald’s Farm400,0004x Platinum18.03.19921986
51Elvis Presley’68 Comeback Special383,334
50,000 +
133,334 +
1x Gold
VHS (1985)
4x Platinum
Deluxe DVD (2004)
2x Platinum
Special DVD (2006)
VHS (1985)
Deluxe DVD (2004)
Special DVD (2006)
52BeyoncéThe Beyoncé Experience Live361,416SoundScan12.04.20092007
53RushRush In Rio350,0007x Platinum (2-disc)01.09.20102003
54Various ArtistsRadio City Christmas Spectacular Featuring The Rockettes300,0003x Platinum27.01.20092008
55Eric ClaptonCrossroads Guitar Festival 2007300,0006x Platinum (2-disc)23.07.20082005
56Celtic WomanCeltic Woman300,0003x Platinum14.12.20112005
573 Doors DownHere Without You300,0006x Platinum (video single)30.09.20042004
58Elton JohnDream Ticket300,00012x Platinum (4-disc)17.02.20052004
59Elvis PresleyA Little Less Conversation300,0006x Platinum (video single)13.11.20032003
60CherThe Farewell Tour300,0003x Platinum15.12.20052003
61Pink Floyd & Classic Albums SeriesThe Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moon300,0003x Platinum28.02.20072003
62Tenacious DThe Complete Masterworks300,0006x Platinum (2-disc)07.01.20052003
63Paul MccartneyBack In The U.S.300,0003x Platinum10.01.20032002
64Britney SpearsLive And More300,0003x Platinum15.11.20012000
65SantanaSupernatural Live300,0003x Platinum22.09.20032000
66Britney SpearsTime Out With Britney Spears300,0003x Platinum15.06.20001999
67Dave Matthews BandListener Supported300,0003x Platinum26.07.20021999
68MetallicaS&M300,0006x Platinum (2-disc)09.06.20031999
69Backstreet BoysHomecoming – Live In Orlando300,0003x Platinum23.12.19991999
70Backstreet BoysA Night Out With The Backstreet Boys300,0003x Platinum04.01.19991998
71Cedarmont KidsPreschool Songs300,0003x Platinum31.01.20051997
72NirvanaLive! Tonight! Sold Out!!300,0003x Platinum11.09.20071994
73Mary Kate & Ashley OlsenThe Case Of The Logical I Ranch300,0003x Platinum18.11.19941994
74Mary Kate & Ashley OlsenThe Case Of Thorn Mansion300,0003x Platinum18.11.19941994
75Michael JacksonDangerous – The Short Films300,0003x Platinum21.08.20091993
76Jan HammerBeyond The Mind’s Eye300,0003x Platinum27.05.19941992
77MadonnaThe Immaculate Collection300,0003x Platinum20.09.19941990
78Bruce SpringsteenVideo Anthology / 1978-88300,0003x Platinum29.03.19891989
79Pamela Conn Beall, Susan Hagen Nipp & Wee Sing SeriesWee Sing In Sillyville300,0003x Platinum22.08.19941989
80Pamela Conn Beall, Susan Hagen Nipp & Wee Sing SeriesWee Sing Presents Grandpa’s Magical Toys300,0003x Platinum22.08.19941989
81RaffiRaffi In Concert With Rise & Shine Band300,0003x Platinum23.06.20001988
82KidsongsA Day With The Animals300,0003x Platinum18.03.19921986
83QueenLive At Wembley Stadium289,912SoundScan22.04.20071991
84Pink FloydLive At Pompeii285,983SoundScan22.04.20071989
85The BeatlesAnthology260,00013x Platinum (5-disc)05.05.20031996
86PSY (싸이)Gangnam Style250,0005x Platinum (video single)29.03.20132012
87Justin TimberlakeFuturesex/Loveshow: Live From Madison Square Garden250,0005x Platinum (2-disc)05.03.20082007
88The BeatlesHelp!250,0005x Platinum (2-disc)25.01.20122007
89KissKissology Volume 1 1974-1977250,0005x Platinum (2-disc)19.01.20072006
90RushR30250,0005x Platinum (2-disc)01.09.20102005
91CreamRoyal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6 2005250,0005x Platinum (2-disc)11.07.20062005
92Various ArtistsLive Aid250,00010x Platinum (4-disc)26.01.20052004
93Dave Matthews BandThe Central Park Concert250,0005x Platinum (2-disc)22.04.20042003
94Jimi HendrixLive At Woodstock250,0004x Platinum (2-disc)10.07.20071999
95UsherTruth Tour: Behind The Truth233,3347x Platinum (3-disc)19.01.20062005
96Various ArtistsLive 8225,0009x Platinum (4-disc)14.12.20052005
97Celtic WomanA New Journey – Live At Slaine Castle217,393SoundScan27.04.20082007
98MetallicaThe Videos 1989-2004206,398SoundScan12.04.20092006

Best-selling video albums in the United States by year

Billboard has published year-end music video charts since 1985. Until 1989 it was published under the name Top Music Videocassettes. Since 1990 it has been published as Top Music Video. Sales are counted from December of the previous year to November of the current year. Charts may include CD/DVD combo.

1985MadonnaMadonna – Four Clips
1986MadonnaThe Virgin Tour – Madonna Live
1987Bon JoviBreakout
1988Metallica$19.98 Home Vid Cliff’em All!
1989Metallica$19.98 Home Vid Cliff’em All!
1990New Kids On The BlockHangin’ Tough
1991The Three TenorsIn Concert
1992QueenWe Will Rock You
1994MetallicaLive Shit: Binge & Purge
1995Barbra StreisandThe Concert (Live At Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, July 1994)
1996Shania TwainThe Woman In Me
1997Master PI’m Bout It
1998HansonTulsa, Tokyo And The Middle Of Nowhere
1999NSYNCN The Mix
2000Britney SpearsTime Out With Britney Spears
2002Britney SpearsBritney: The Videos
200350 CentThe New Breed
2004Linkin ParkLive In Texas
2005Linkin Park & Jay-ZCollision Course [CD + DVD]
2006Green DayBullet In A Bible [CD + DVD]
2007EaglesFarewell I Tour: Live From Melbourne
2008Garth BrooksThe Ultimate Hits [2x CD + DVD]
2009Michael JacksonNumber Ones
2010BeyoncéI Am… Yours: An Intimate Performance At Wynn Las Vegas
2011BeyoncéI Am… World Tour
2012AdeleLive At The Royal Albert Hall
2013One DirectionUp All Night – The Live Tour
2014MetallicaThrough The Never
2015One DirectionWhere We Are: Live From San Siro Stadium
2016Joey + RoryHymns (That Are Important To Us)
2017The BeatlesEight Days A Week – The Touring Years
2018Alan JacksonPrecious Memories: Live At The Ryman
2019Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace
2020Jojo SiwaJojo Siwa: Dream The Concert Experience
2021Garth BrooksGarth Brooks: Road I’m On
2022The BeatlesGet Back

Timeline of best-selling video albums in the United States

This is a list of previous RIAA highest certifications for music video. Four Clips by Madonna was the first music video certified by RIAA. It received Platinum award on May 31, 1985. Bruce Springsteen became the first artist to achieve a multi-platinum video award.

Certification dateArtistTitleSalesCertification
29.03.1989Bruce SpringsteenVideo Anthology / 1978-88300,0003x Platinum
17.04.1989Michael JacksonMoonwalker800,0008x Platinum
05.02.1990New Kids On The BlockHangin’ Tough – Live900,0009x Platinum
02.03.1990New Kids On The BlockHangin’ Tough – Live1,000,00010x Platinum
24.05.1990New Kids On The BlockHangin’ Tough – Live1,200,00012x Platinum
04.02.2008EaglesFarewell I Tour: Live From Melbourne1,500,00030x Platinum (2-disc)

Top certified non-music videos by RIAA

Several non-music videos (Children’s / Comedy) have been certified by the RIAA under Video Longform rules. Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again was certified 29-miles platinum for sales of 2.9 million copies. This is the best-selling video certified by RIAA. Eagles is certified higher (30 times platinum) for sales of 1.5 million double DVD Farewell I Tour.

ArtistTitleSalesCertificationCertification dateYear release
Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy, Bill Engvall & Ron WhiteBlue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again2,900,00029x Platinum14.12.20052004
Jeff DunhamSpark Of Insanity2,000,00020x Platinum21.01.20102007
Jeff DunhamArguing With Myself2,000,00020x Platinum21.01.20102006
Larry The Cable GuyGit-R-Done1,200,00012x Platinum26.01.20052004
Ron WhiteThey Call Me Tater Salad1,000,00010x Platinum26.01.20052004
Jeff DunhamVery Special Christmas Special1,000,00010x Platinum21.01.20102008
Robin WilliamsLive On Broadway900,0009x Platinum04.11.20042002
Veggie TalesJosh And The Big Wall500,0005x Platinum13.10.19981997
Veggie TalesDave And The Giant Pickle500,0005x Platinum02.06.19991996
Veggie TalesA Very Silly Singalong500,0005x Platinum02.06.19991997
Bill EngvallHere’s Your Sign: Live!500,0005x Platinum26.01.20052004
Jeff DunhamControlled Chaos500,0005x Platinum24.04.20122011
Gabriel IglesiasI’m Not Fat… I’m Fluffy500,0005x Platinum05.06.20122009
Veggie TalesMadame Blueberry400,0004x Platinum13.10.19981998
Veggie TalesLarry-Boy And The Rumor Weed400,0004x Platinum20.08.19991999
Jeff FoxworthyYou Might Be A Redneck If… / Check Your Neck400,0004x Platinum26.01.20052004
Larry The Cable GuyMorning Constitutions400,0004x Platinum07.10.20082007
Terry FatorTerry Fator: Live From Las Vegas400,0004x Platinum16.10.20122009
Jeff DunhamMinding The Monsters400,0004x Platinum13.06.20142012
Veggie TalesA Very Silly Singalong 2 (The End Of Silliness)?300,0003x Platinum17.02.19991998
Ron WhiteYou Can’t Fix Stupid300,0003x Platinum07.07.20062006

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