Arctic Monkeys take top spot in Billboard vinyl

News / May 22, 2018

On top of their outstanding performance on the UK vinyl chart (24,500 vinyl copies sold), Arctic Monkeys also had the top selling U.S. vinyl record the past week, topping Billboard. Beach House’s new album, 7, came in at #2, while the Kendrick Lamar-led Black Panther soundtrack hit 3 in its first week of vinyl release.

The top ranked holdover was Leon Bridges falling from the top spot to #5. You can see the top 15 below.

  1. Arctic Monkeys — Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
  2. Beach House — 7
  3. Various Artists — Black Panther (from and inspired by)
  4. John Prine — The Tree of Forgiveness
  5. Leon Bridges — Good Thing
  6. Tom Waits — The Heart of Saturday Night
  7. Childish Gambino — Awaken, My Love! (non box-set edition)
  8. Various Artists — Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
  9. Tom Waits — Nighthawks at the Diner
  10. Prince — Purple Rain
  11. Jon Hopkins — Singularity
  12. Fleetwood Mac — Rumours
  13. Michael Jackson — Thriller
  14. Jerry Garcia — Before The Dead
  15. Various Artists — The Greatest Showman OST


Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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