Top 10 Vinyl Albums, 2012
For the fifth year in a row, more vinyl albums were purchased than any previous year in the history of Nielsen SoundScan. In 2012, vinyl albums reached 4.6 million in sales, an increase of 19% from 2011. Of all vinyl albums sold in 2012, 67% were purchased at independent music stores. The following table lists the rank, title, artist and U.S. sales data for the top ten selling vinyl albums of 2012.
|Rank Title, Artist||Units Sold|
|1. Blunderbuss, Jack White||34,000|
|2. Abbey Road, The Beatles||30,000|
|3. Babel, Mumford & Sons||29,000|
|4. El Camino, Black Keys||25,000|
|5. Sigh No More, Mumford & Sons||23,000|
|6. Bloom, Beach House||21,000|
|7. For Emma Forever Ago, Bon Iver||19,000|
|8. Boys & Girls, Alabama Shakes||17,000|
|9. 21, Adele||16,000|
|10. Bon Iver, Bon Iver||15,000|
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