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The Beatles Lead U.S Vinyl Sales To All Time High In 2017

01-05-2018
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(Radio.com) The classics never go out of style. Vinyl sales in America have a hit an all-time high, with 14.32 million records being sold from Dec. 30, 2016 through Dec. 28, 2017. That's a 9 percent increase over the 2016 numbers (via Billboard).

Leading the way were a pair of classic titles from the Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (72,000 copies) and Abbey Road (66,000). The top five was rounded out by the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack at no. 3 (62,000 copies), Ed Sheeran's รท (Divide) (62,000 copies) and Amy Winehouse's Back to Black and Prince's Purple Rain (both selling 58,000 copies).

Other acts to move considerable units include Bob Marley and The Wailers, Legend: The Best Of' (49,000), Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon (54,000). Read more here.

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