Vinyl sales are rising, here’s the top 10 Vinyl records this year so far

The Vinyl resurgence continues to boost music sales into 2016 despite a drop in physical music sales.

Nielsen music reporting company revealed stats for vinyl in their US mid-year report for music. The report shows that Vinyl LPs made up 12% of physical music sales in the first half of 2016.

Vinyl is currently at it’s highest point in the last 28 years with growth of 32% in 2015 equating to $416 million in sales. Thanks to Nielsen we also know the top 10 selling Vinyl LPs so far this year which reveals some interesting throwbacks as well as not-so-surprising recent hit records.

Here’s the top 10 Vinyl records for the first half of 2016 and how many copies they’ve sold so far:

10: The Lumineers – Cleopatra (19,000 copies sold)

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9: Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (19,000 copies sold)

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8: Twenty One Pilots – Vessel (20,000 copies sold)

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7: Beatles – Abbey Road (21,000 copies sold)

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6: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly (22,000 copies sold)

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5: Bob Marley and the Wailers – Legend (23,000 copies sold)

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4: Amy Winehouse – Back to Black (27,000 copies sold)

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3: Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface (31,000 copies sold)

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2: Adele – 25 (36,000 copies sold)

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1: David Bowie – Blackstar (57,000 copies sold)

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3 comments

    This is quite interesting.
    I read somewhere that for the 1st time since the “renaissance” of the record, the amount of sales decreased the last 2 months. Something to follow closely!

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