Jack White tops mid-year 2018 vinyl sales

News / July 6, 2018

It’s that time again. Nielsen has unveiled vinyl sales statistics from the first half of 2018. Some highlights are below:

  • Vinyl albums sales are up 19.2 percent from the first six months of 2017. 7.6 million albums sold, up from 6.4.
  • Vinyl represents 11.2 percent of all albums sold.
  • Record Store Day week resulted in 733K vinyl albums sold.

And here are the top 10 sellers from the first part of the year. Courtesy of Billboard.

1. Jack White, Boarding House Reach (37,000)
2. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. (30,000)
3. Soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (28,000)
4. Michael Jackson, Thriller (28,000)
5. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (28,000)
6. Panic! at the Disco, Pray for the Wicked (26,000)
7. Justin Timberlake, Man of the Woods (26,000)
8. Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (Soundtrack) (25,000)
9. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black (25,000)
10. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (23,000)

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.