David Bowie named top selling artist in 2013 so far in UK independent record stores

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From NME:

David Bowie has been named the top-selling artist of 2013 so far in the UK’s independent record shops.

The Official Record Store Chart reflects sales in the UK’s independent record shops. It was launched as part of last year’s Record Store day, the annual celebration of independent record shops.

The annual chart is compiled of sales of albums from around 100 independent record retailers who participate in Record Store Day UK.

A year to date version of the Official Record Store Chart indicates that despire best-selling albums by Emeli Sande and the cast of Les Miserables over on the Official Albums Chart, in the UK’s independent record outlets, David Bowie, Daft Punk and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds reign supreme. See the full year-to-date Top 20 best sellers of 2013 below.

Official Record Store Chart 2013 year-to-date (January to September)

1. David Bowie ‘The Next Day’
2. Daft Punk ‘Random Access Memories’
3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘Push The Sky Away’
4. Queens Of The Stone Age ‘Like Clockwork’
5. Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’
6. The National ‘Trouble Will Find Me’
7. Boards Of Canada ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’
8. Vampire Weekend ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’
9. Savages ‘Silence Yourself’
10. Mumford & Sons ‘Babel’
11. Jake Bug ‘Jake Bugg’
12. Emeli Sande ‘Our Version Of Events’
13. John Grant ‘Pale Green Ghosts’
14. Atoms For Peace ‘AMOK’
15. Kurt Vile ‘Walkin’ On A Pretty Daze’
16. Rod Stewart ‘Time’
17. Black Sabbath ’13’
18. Foals ‘Holy Fire’
19. Johnny Cash ‘The Classics’
20. Public Service Broadcasting ‘Inform Educate Entertain’