The 10 best selling vinyl albums of 2015 in the US so far. Nice to see Taylor at #1 (kids + vinyl = yeah!), and such new up-and-comers like Pink Floyd and Miles Davis still making the chart.
1. Taylor Swift, 1989 (34,000)
After debuting at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, 1989 sold 1.287 million copies during the first week of release. The total U.S. sales figure from the debut week of 1989 was the highest since 2002, and made Swift the first artist to sell one million or more copies of an album in a week-long period for three albums.
2. Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell (32,000)
The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200, slightly below the debut of his previous album, Age of Adz, which debuted at #7, selling 36,000 copies in its first week.
3. Arctic Monkeys, AM (27,000)
In the United Kingdom, Arctic Monkeys broke a record with AM, becoming the first independent-label band to debut at number one in the UK with their first five albums.
4. Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color (26,000)
The album debuted atop the US Billboard 200 chart selling 96,000 copies (91,000 copies of traditional album sales) in its first week, in the week ending April 26, 2015, making it the band’s first number one album.
5. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (23,000)
It was first released in 1959. In 2003, the album was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
6. Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour (23,000)
As of April 2015, In the Lonely Hour has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
7. Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon (23,000)
With an estimated 50 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide.
8. Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack (22,000)
The soundtrack album reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first soundtrack album in history consisting entirely of previously released songs to top the chart.
9. Father John Misty, I Love You Honeybear (22,000)
Soon after the release of the Sub Pop deluxe LP version in February, 2015, fans and label recognized that the pressing was damaged due to packaging issues which finally caused a warp defect. The label released an official statement, confirming that the first pressing of the deluxe version will no longer be available and that they will press a new version.
10. Hozier, Hozier (21,000)
His performance of “Take Me to Church” with Annie Lennox at the 2015 Grammy Awards is still awesome.