UK Vinyl sales are on the rise with nearly 640,000 LPs purchased in Q1 of 2016 – 61.8% on the same period in 2015, according to BPI and Official Charts Company research.
The rise could be mostly down to Bowie fans paying tribute to the late star by purchasing Blackstar, his last released album and vinyl back catalogue releases from his vast discography. What with Record Store Day taking pride of place in many music fans diary, the vast amount of new turn tables on the market and popular artists once again, offering vinyl as a format, this is only going to increase as time goes by.
The top ten albums purchased in 2016 were..
|Top 10 vinyl albums of 2016|
|1) David Bowie||Blackstar|
|2) Amy Winehouse||Back To Black|
|3) Various Artists||Guardians of the Galaxy Mix 1|
|4) Radiohead||A Moon Shaped Pool|
|5) Fleetwood Mac||Rumours|
|6) The Stone Roses||Stone Roses|
|7) Bob Marley||Legend|
|8) The Beatles||Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band|
|9) Prince||Purple Rain|
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