Top 10 Vinyl Albums, 2012

For the fifth year in a row, more vinyl albums were purchased than any previous year in the history of Nielsen SoundScan. In 2012, vinyl albums reached 4.6 million in sales, an increase of 19% from 2011. Of all vinyl albums sold in 2012, 67% were purchased at independent music stores. The following table lists the rank, title, artist and U.S. sales data for the top ten selling vinyl albums of 2012.


Rank Title, Artist Units Sold
 1. Blunderbuss, Jack White 34,000
 2. Abbey Road, The Beatles 30,000
 3. Babel, Mumford & Sons 29,000
 4. El Camino, Black Keys 25,000
 5. Sigh No More, Mumford & Sons 23,000
 6. Bloom, Beach House 21,000
 7. For Emma Forever Ago, Bon Iver 19,000
 8. Boys & Girls, Alabama Shakes 17,000
 9. 21, Adele 16,000
10. Bon Iver, Bon Iver 15,000
Source: Nielsen SoundScan. © 2012, Nielsen Media Research.

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Top 10 Vinyl Albums, 2012

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