The Official Biggest Selling Vinyl Albums And Singles Of 2016
Sales of vinyl are still on the up. We're halfway through 2016 already, and it seems like the public's rekindled love affair with vinyl is still burning brightly.
Sales of album and singles in the beloved black plastic format are still growing, with latest predictions saying vinyl sales are likely to top 3 million by the end of the year in UK, compared to 2.1 million at the end of 2015, which marked a 21 year high for the format.
So why is the world turning back to vinyl? It's not just nostalgia. Record Store Day has helped reinvigorate interest in the format, with a host of collectable exclusives becoming available, along with an increased variety in specialist UK retailers like HMV and Fopp. Plus, the UK supermarkets have been getting in on the act too, with Tesco and Sainsbury's stocking a variety of new and classic titles in the format.
The Official Top 40 biggest selling vinyl albums of 2016 as reported by Official Charts.
1 BLACKSTAR DAVID BOWIE
2 BACK TO BLACK AMY WINEHOUSE
3 A MOON SHAPED POOL RADIOHEAD
4 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - AWESOME MIX 1 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
5 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
6 EVERYTHING YOU'VE COME TO EXPECT LAST SHADOW PUPPETS
7 THE STONE ROSES STONE ROSES
8 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
9 25 ADELE
10 PURPLE RAIN - OST PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION
Read the full charts (vinyls and singles) here.