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Vinyl Album Sales Hit All-Time High Thanks To Record Store Day Black Friday Sale

Record Store Day’s Black Friday, November 27th sale pushed vinyl album sales to its biggest week ever according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data dating back to 1991.

In the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 1.253 million vinyl albums sold, a jump of 56%)

It’s also only the second time that weekly vinyl album sales topped 1 million. The last time was 1.243 million sold in the week ending Dec. 26, 2019.

The Top 5 in vinyl album sales according to Billboard:

“The top-selling vinyl album in the week ending Dec. 3 was Harry Styles’ Fine Line, with 15,000 copies sold (up 12%); it rises 2-1 on the latest Vinyl Albums chart (dated Dec. 12). Vince Guaraldi Trio’s soundtrack to the A Charlie Brown Christmas TV special was the No. 2 vinyl seller of the week (rising 5-2 with 11,000; up 37%) while Queen’s Greatest Hits was the No. 3 biggest-selling LP of the week (up 4-3 with just under 11,000; up 26%). Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (6-4 with 10,000; up 70%) and Taylor Swift’s Folklore (1-5 with just under 10,000; down 36%) round out the top five.”

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