Jack White Beats The Beatles
Like vinyl? If so, Jack White's Blunderbuss' was the biggest selling vinyl album of 2012 bumping The Beatles’ Abbey Road from the top of the chart.
Every year, Nielsen SoundScan registers the biggest selling albums on vinyl, and for the past two years The Beatles’ Abbey Road has topped the chart. Abbey Road is still selling well, given it was album released nearly 44 years ago, in 1969. But it is down to #2.
Vinyl records sold 4.6 million in the U.S. in 2012. That was an increase of 17.7% on 2011.
According to Nielsen SoundScan the top 10 vinyl albums of 2012 were:
1. Jack White Blunderbuss (34,000)
2. The Beatles Abbey Road (30k)
3. Mumford & Sons Babel (29k)
4. Black Keys El Camino (25k)
5. Mumford & Sons Sign No More (23k)
6. Beach House Bloom (21k)
7. Bon Iver For Emma Forever Ago (19k)
8. Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls (17k)
9. Adele 21 (16k)
10. Bon Iver Bon Iver (15k)