Vinyl album sales have hit another Nielsen-era record high, as the configuration sold 14.32 million (up 9 percent) in 2017 in the US. That’s up from the previous one-year high, registered in 2016 with 13.1 million. 2017 marks the 12th straight year of growth in vinyl album sales.
Vinyl LP sales represented 8.5 percent of all album sales in 2017 – up from 6.5 percent for the configuration’s share in 2016. Further, LP sales were 14 percent of all physical album sales in 2017 (a Nielsen-era record share for the format) – up from 11 percent in 2016.