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)
9: Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (19,000 copies sold)
8: Twenty One Pilots – Vessel (20,000 copies sold)
7: Beatles – Abbey Road (21,000 copies sold)
6: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly (22,000 copies sold)
5: Bob Marley and the Wailers – Legend (23,000 copies sold)
4: Amy Winehouse – Back to Black (27,000 copies sold)
3: Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface (31,000 copies sold)
2: Adele – 25 (36,000 copies sold)
1: David Bowie – Blackstar (57,000 copies sold)