Vinyl continues to be one of the fashionable bodily music codecs within the U.S., because it simply had its largest gross sales week in over 30 years.
Billboard stories that over 2.2 million vinyl data have been offered within the U.S. in the course of the week ending in Dec. 22, which is its largest gross sales week since Luminate began counting music gross sales in 1991. Vinyl noticed a 46.7 % enhance in gross sales that week as in comparison with the week prior, which means that data have been a well-liked reward for the vacations.
Vinyl gross sales additionally made up 57 % of whole album gross sales that week, with CDs, cassettes, different bodily codecs and digital downloads making up the opposite 43 %.
It is the second 12 months in a row that the weekly vinyl gross sales document was damaged — over 2.1 million items have been offered within the U.S. throughout the identical week (ending in Dec. 23) in 2021. These are the one two situations since 1991 the place weekly vinyl gross sales surpassed 2 million items. However the recognition of vinyl continues to develop generally, as yearly gross sales have been up 3.6 % in 2022 in comparison with 2021.
Unsurprisingly, Taylor Swift’s newest launch Midnights was the top-selling vinyl of the week, with 68,000 copies offered. Nonetheless, it was additionally the top-selling vinyl document of the 12 months, having offered a whopping 575,000 copies in its first week [via Billboard].
Harry Kinds’ Harry’s Home, Adele’s 30, Olivia Rodrigo’s Bitter, Swift’s Crimson (Taylor’s Model), Kendrick Lamar’s good child, m.A.A.d metropolis, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, The Beatles’ Abbey Street, Tyler, the Creator’s Name Me If You Get Misplaced and Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever claimed the remainder of the spots within the High 10 of Billboard’s 12 months-Finish Vinyl Albums chart.
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