When you’ve been utilizing your additional time at house currently as an excuse to construct your bodily music library, you’re definitely not alone: Individuals purchased 2.11 million vinyl records within the week ending on December twenty third, in keeping with Billboard. This marks vinyl’s greatest week in gross sales since SoundScan started monitoring music gross sales in 1991, in addition to the primary time vinyl gross sales have exceeded two million models in many years. 41,500 of these gross sales went to Kid Cudi, whose Man on the Moon III: The Chosen simply broke the document for the most important vinyl gross sales week for each a male artist and a rap album in Nielsen historical past.
That is the second consecutive yr of LP supremacy, after 2020 was the best year in vinyl’s history, outselling CDs for the primary time in 34 years. The earlier weekly vinyl gross sales document was set throughout final yr’s vacation rush, with 1.84 million models moved throughout the week ending December twenty fourth, 2020.
The brand new document is a forty five% improve in comparison with the week ending December sixteenth, 2021 (1.46 million), so we are able to assume a whole lot of people had been counting on information to meet their last-minute present procuring wants. Cudi is definitely relishing in his success this vacation season: “That is HUGE. I wanna thank everybody who went out and copped the vinyl! That is all due to YOU! I LOVE YOU ALL,” he wrote on Instagram.
However even above Child Cudi, the best-selling vinyl album previously week was Adele‘s 30, which moved 59,000 copies and topped Billboard‘s weekly Vinyl Albums chart for the fifth week in a row. Its gross sales now rack as much as 293,000 within the US alone, which explains that global vinyl shortage that’s inflicting all of your favourite indie bands to undergo deeply. Billie Eilish‘s Happier Than Ever had a powerful yr in vinyl gross sales, too, having bought 73,000 vinyl copies its first week of launch.