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.
This week's top-selling vinyl albums:
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) December 29, 2020
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.