973,000 vinyl LPs had been bought within the week ending Dec. 19 — a brand new single-week Nielsen Music-era report.
Vinyl album gross sales hit yet one more report week within the U.S., based on Nielsen Music.
Within the week ending Dec. 19, the information monitoring agency stories 973,000 vinyl albums had been bought within the U.S. — marking the only greatest week for vinyl album gross sales for the reason that firm started electronically monitoring music gross sales in 1991.
The earlier single-week excessive was registered a 12 months in the past, when 905,000 vinyl albums had been bought within the week ending Dec. 27, 2018.
Vinyl album gross sales had been so sizzling within the week ending Dec. 19, they comprised 25% of all albums bought that week (3.92 million throughout all codecs: CD, LP, digital, cassette, and many others.), and 31% of all bodily albums bought (3.16 million on CD, LP, cassette, and many others.).
The highest-selling vinyl album within the week ending Dec. 19 was Harry Types’ new Tremendous Line, which bought 28,000 copies — the fourth-largest gross sales week for a vinyl album in Nielsen Music historical past.
The business could not have to attend lengthy to beat the brand new single-week vinyl gross sales report, because the upcoming monitoring week ends on Thursday (Dec. 26) — which means it would have 5 full days of last-minute Christmas purchasing factored into its seven-day monitoring interval.
Final 12 months, for instance, within the weeks ending Dec. 20 and Dec. 27, 2018, there have been 880,000 and 905,000 vinyl albums bought, respectively.
The highest 10 promoting vinyl albums within the newest monitoring week (ending Dec. 19) had been: Types’ Tremendous Line, Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, The place Do We Go? (12,000), The Beatles’ Abbey Highway (11,000), the Guardians of the Galaxy: Superior Combine Vol. 1 soundtrack (10,000), Queen’s Best Hits (9,000), Michael Jackson’s Thriller (8,000), Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack (7,000), Garth Brooks’ Legacy field set (7,000), Taylor Swift’s Lover (7,000) and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours (7,000). (All numbers have been rounded to the closest thousand.)