Vinyl Album Sales Hit New Record High in Christmas Week 2020

Vinyl records are back in a big way and actually hit a new record this holiday season.

Billboard reports that 1.842 million LPs were sold the week of Christmas and that’s the highest single-week number since Nielsen Music/MRC Data began electronically tracking music sales back in 1991. And last week was also great for independent record stores with a reported 733,000 copies sold through indie retailers, which was also the biggest such week since ‘91.

The release at the heart of the uptick was Paul McCartney’s new album, “McCartney III,” with 32,000 records sold earning Sir Paul the third-largest sales week for a vinyl album since – you guessed it – 1991.