And the Biggest-Selling Vinyl Album of 2014 Is…

Again, let’s be clear: if we add up all the vinyl sales from around the world, that number would still represent a tiny, tiny, tiny sliver of overall recorded music sales–about 2%. Still, it’s awfully cool to watch those sales go up. Things got better by 49% this year.

That being said, it should come as no surprise that the vinyl sales champion of 2014 is Jack White’s Lazaretto, which moved 75,700 copies.

Second place went to the Arctic Monkeys’ AM (40,600), Turn Blue from the Black Keys (28,300), Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die (27,200) and Morning Phase from Beck (25,000).

Read more at Gigwise and The Wall Street Journal.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “And the Biggest-Selling Vinyl Album of 2014 Is…

  • December 15, 2014 at 1:22 pm
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    Compact Music in Ottawa’s top five vinyl on calendar year are as follows

    1. Black Keys Turn Blue
    2. Arcade Fire Reflektor
    3.Tie Jack White Lazaretto/Bon Iver For Emma Forever
    4. Arctic Monkeys AM
    5. Tie Arcade Fire Funeral/Daft Punk Random access memory

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