In the week ending Dec. 19, the data tracking firm reports 973,000 vinyl albums were sold in the U.S. -- marking the single biggest week for vinyl album sales since the company began electronically tracking music sales in 1991.
The top-selling vinyl album in the week ending Dec. 19 was Harry Styles' new Fine Line, which sold 28,000 copies -- the fourth-largest sales week for a vinyl album in Nielsen Music history.
Last year, for example, in the weeks ending Dec. 20 and Dec. 27, 2018, there were 880,000 and 905,000 vinyl albums sold, respectively.
The top 10 selling vinyl albums in the latest tracking week (ending Dec. 19) were:
- Styles' Fine Line,
- Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (12,000),
- The Beatles’ Abbey Road (11,000)
- The Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack (10,000)
- Queen’s Greatest Hits (9,000)