The Beatles lead as vinyl sales increase in the U.S.

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Vinyl sales in the U.S. are at an all-time high. That’s according to the 2017 U.S. Music Year-End Report.

The report says there was a 9% increase in record sales from 2016, with 14.32 million sold in 2017. This is the 12th consecutive year of growth for vinyl sales.

Billboard reports that vinyl LP sales made up 8.5% of all album sales in 2017 and were were 14% of all physical album sales in 2017.

The top two selling albums were Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at 72,000 copies and Abbey Road at 66,000 copies.

Other top sellers include:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 – 62,000 copies
  • Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) -62,000 copies
  • Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black– 58,000 copies
  • Prince’s Purple Rain – 58,000 copies
  • The Wailers’ Legend: The Best Of… – 49,000 copies
  • Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon – 54,000 copies
  • The La La Land soundtrack – 49,000 copies
  • Michael Jackson’s Thriller – 49,000 copies