So What Did Canadians Buy on Record Store Day?

Did you go shopping on Record Store Day? What did you buy? Nielsen Canada has the numbers. (And there’s more coverage here.)

  • RSD week saw a 349% increase in vinyl LPs at retailers, compared to a week earlier.
  • RSD pushed an 8% increase in overall album sales at retail
  • Physical singles sales grew by 1,600% over the prior week

Top Vinyl LP Albums (RSD Exclusives)

1 Alexisonfire Crisis
2 Neil Young Decade
3 The Doors Live at the Matrix ’67
4 Coheed & Cambria Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV
5 Rush Cygnus X-1
6 Santana Live at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair
7 David Bowie Cracked Actor
8 Soundtrack Space Jam
9 Notorious BIG Born Again
10 Claypool Lennon Lime and Limpid


Top Singles (RSD Exclusives)

1 Pink Floyd Interstellar Overdrive
2 Pearl Jam State of Love & Trust/Breath
3 John Williams Star Wars: A New Hope
4 The Smiths The Boy with the Thorn in his Side
5 U2 Red Hill Mining Town
6 Toto Africa
7 Alice In Chains What the Hell/Get Born
8 Lumineers Song Seeds
9 Deee-Lite Groove is in the Heart
10 Red Hot Chili Peppers Go Robot/Dreams of a Samurai

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.

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