'Live Tour' Debuts at No. 1 on Music Video Chart, Selling 76,000; Act Also Hits No. 1 on Dance/Club Chart
After notching a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in March, pop group One Direction collects two more chart-toppers this week.
Its home video release "Up All Night: The Live Tour" debuts at No. 1 on Music Video Sales with 76,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the best sales week this year for any music video release, and the largest bow since Adele's "Live at the Royal Albert Hall" launched at No. 1 on Dec. 17, 2011 chart, with 96,000. "Up All Night: The Live Tour" also curiously outsells the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week, John Mayer's "Born and Raised," which moved 65,000.
Home video sales of music events and concerts don't generally sell exceptionally well. In the entirety of 2011, only one release -- Adele's live set -- sold more than 100,000. It shifted 451,000 last year.