When it comes to purchasing vinyl, consumers want two things: classic albums and soundtracks.
According to Nielsen Music’s 2017 mid-year album charts, The Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the top selling vinyl of the year thus far, moving 39,000 units. The #1 position is largely due to the rerelease of the album for its 50th anniversary.
The Fab Four also secured the #7 position with Abbey Road selling 26,000 copies. Other familiar titles to make the Top 10 are Bob Marley and the Wailers‘ Legend at #4 (30,000 units), Amy Winehouse‘s Back To Black at #5 (27,000 units), Prince and the Revolution‘s Purple Rain at #8 (24,000 units) and Pink Floyd‘s The Dark Side of the Moon (23,000 units).
The soundtracks for La La Land and Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 clock in at #2 and #3, with 33,000 and 30,000 units sold respectively.
Other titles to crack the Top 10 include two 2017 releases: Ed Sheeran‘s latest album, ÷ (Divide) (#6, 27,000 units) and Tennis‘ Yours Conditionally (#9, 24,000 units.)
Here’s the full Top 10:
1. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (39,000)
2. Soundtrack, La La Land (33,000)
3. Soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (30,000)
4. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Legend (30,000)
5. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black (27,000)
6. Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide) (27,000)
7. The Beatles, Abbey Road (26,000)
8. Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (24,000)
9. Tennis, Yours Conditionally (24,000)
10. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon (23,000)
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