Remove ads, unlock a dark mode theme, and get other perks by upgrading your account. Experience the website the way it's meant to be.

U.S. Vinyl Album Sales Hit New Record High

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

    This article has been imported from for discussion. All of the forum rules still apply.


    As predicted, U.S. vinyl album sales hit another historic high, as 1.842 million LPs were sold in the week ending Dec. 24, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That’s the largest week for the format since Nielsen Music/MRC Data began electronically tracking music sales in 1991. The previous high was set only a week earlier, when 1.445 million were sold in the frame ending Dec. 17.

    Furthermore, vinyl album sales outpaced CD sales for the week: 1.841 million vs. 1.671 million. It’s the fourth time that’s happened since 1991, and all four instances occurred in 2020.


    Not all embedded content is displayed here. You can view the original to see embedded videos, tweets, etc.
  2. Yellowcard2006


    Pretty exciting to see physical music come back. People enjoy holding things.
  3. Damn, I love reading news like this.
  4. fredwordsmith

    Regular Supporter

    It’s the only way I buy albums now, other than BandCamp for digital only things. It’s purposeful and makes me slow down when I’m listening.
  5. Yourbiggestflan


    Any ideas for the four surges this year? Obviously the holidays and gifting had a lot to do with it, but I'm guessing Mccartney's album can be attributed for a bunch as well. Curious when the other 2 weeks occurred and what it could possibly be attributed to. Vinyl is beautiful. Data is beautiful. I could talk about this stuff all day!
    Bartek T. likes this.
  6. stars143

    Trusted Supporter

    Multiple Record Store Days maybe?
    Bartek T. likes this.