UK vinyl album sales hit record high in 2019





A 4.1% increase on the previous year.

UK vinyl sales continued to increase in 2019, reports BPI.

Read more: Our favourite albums of 2019

Marking the 12th consecutive year of vinyl sales growth, 4.3 million LPs were sold in the UK during 2019.

Vinyl albums now account for one in every 8 albums purchased in the UK across digital and physical formats.

Liam Gallagher’s Why Me? Why Not topped the charts with 29,000 LPs sold, followed by Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go at number 2, and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours at number 3.

Of the top 10 best selling vinyl albums in 2019, there was only one other record released during the same year that made the cut – Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent at number 6.

Elsewhere, Queen’s Greatest Hits came in at 4, Beatles’ Abbey Road at 5, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon at 7, Oasis’ Definitely Maybe at 8, Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures at 9 and David Bowie’s Legacy at 10.

Check out the UK’s top 40 best selling vinyl albums below.

UK’s top selling vinyl albums of 2019 

1 Liam Gallagher Why Me ? Why Not
2 Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go
3 Fleetwood Mac Rumours
4 Queen Greatest Hits
5 Beatles Abbey Road
6 Lewis Capaldi Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
7 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon
8 Oasis Definitely Maybe
9 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
10 David Bowie Legacy
11 Sam Fender Hypersonic Missiles
12 Oasis What’s The Story Morning Glory
13 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody – Ost
14 Nirvana Nevermind
15 Motion Picture Cast Recording The Greatest Showman
16 Amy Winehouse Back To Black
17 Bruce Springsteen Western Stars
18 Who Who
19 Coldplay Everyday Life
20 Original Soundtrack Guardians Of The Galaxy – Awesome Mix 1
21 Billie Eilish Don’t Smile At Me
22 Foals Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Pt 1
23 Harry Styles Fine Line
24 Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
25 Fontaines Dc Dogrel
26 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Ghosteen
27 Lana Del Rey Norman F**King Rockwell
28 Stone Roses The Stone Roses
29 Gerry Cinnamon Erratic Cinematic
30 Foals Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Pt 2
31 Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend
32 Arctic Monkeys Am
33 Catfish & The Bottlemen The Balance
34 Kylie Minogue Step Back In Time – The Definitive
35 Michael Kiwanuka Kiwanuka
36 Specials Encore
37 Ed Sheeran No 6 Collaborations Project
38 Abba Gold – Greatest Hits
39 Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m
40 Jeff Wayne The War Of The Worlds