Top Selling Vinyl Records

  • A close-up shot of a record on a record player.
Go ahead and listen to Drake and Taylor Swift on whatever device you like. But, as many audiophiles know, there are some tunes that just sound better on vinyl.

More than 14 million vinyl LPs were sold in 2017, according to Nielsen Entertainment’s annual music report. That marks 12 consecutive years of growth in the industry. To give you another fun fact, the top selling vinyl record of 2017 was, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by the Beatles.

But not all of the recent best sellers are blasts from the past. Nielsen has charted vinyl sales since 2014. Here’s a look at the biggest selling records of the last four years.

Best Selling Vinyl Records

10. Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die” — 81,000.
9. Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” — 104,000
8. “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack — 105,000
7. The Beatle’s “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” — 106,000
6. Arctic Monkey’s “AM” — 107,000
5. Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” — 123,000
4. Bob Marley’s “Legend” — 143,000
3. Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” — 144,000
2. Adele’s “25” — 174,000
1. The Beatle’s “Abbey Road” — 208,000

Climate Controlled Self Storage for Records

Records have a warmth and sense of authenticity that you won’t find in a digital file. But they’re also prone to damage from temperature and humidity swings if not protected and properly taken care of.

At StorageMart, you can rent a climate-controlled self storage unit as small as 25 square feet or so—which will offer more than enough room to store hundreds of albums, as well as your old record player. Check out our storage unit guide or rent a unit online today.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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