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Vinyl Sales In 2017 Hit 26-Year High
Christian Eede , January 4th, 2018 14:24

Last year was another record year for vinyl sales hitting their highest level since 1991

2017 once again saw interesting in vinyl continue to grow following an ongoing resurgence with sales peaking at their highest level since 1991, according to the BPI.

As The Vinyl Factory reports, 4.1 million vinyl albums were sold in the UK last year. This figure does not include the sale of single 12"s and EPs however. The format is now said to account for around 3% of all music consumed though, including streaming, digital sales and physical sales.

However, only five of the top 20 best-selling vinyl albums in 2017 were actually released last year, with the list topped by Ed Sheeran's Divide. Other 2017 entrants came via Liam Gallagher's debut solo album, as well as albums by Rag'N'Bone Man, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and the soundtrack from the second Guardian of the Galaxy film.

Amy Winehouse's Back To Black is the only album by a female artist, while Radiohead's OK Computer was given a boost at number 11 by its reissue in June of last year which saw the band celebrating the album's 20th anniversary. You can read the full list below.

  1. Ed Sheeran – Divide
  2. Liam Gallagher – As You Were
  3. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix 1 Original Soundtrack
  5. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
  6. Rag'N'Bone Man – Human
  7. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
  8. Beatles – Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  9. Oasis – What's The Story Morning Glory
  10. David Bowie – Legacy
  11. Radiohead – OK Computer
  12. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend
  13. Noel Gallagher's High Flying – Who Built The Moon
  14. Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
  15. Nirvana – Nevermind
  16. Beatles – Abbey Road
  17. Queen – Greatest Hits
  18. Nirvana – Unplugged in New York
  19. Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix 2 Original Soundtrack
  20. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust