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UK’s top 20 best selling vinyl records is bleak reading for new music


The best selling UK vinyl records of 2017 is dominated by male major artists, it has been revealed.

Ed Sheeran tops the list with his album Divide, closely followed by Liam Gallagher’s debut solo album As You Were in second and closely behind is Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. 

David Bowie makes two appearances, as does Nirvana and Guardians Of The Galaxy while Amy Winehouse was the only female to make the list.

Around 4.1 million vinyl albums were sold in the UK last year meaning vinyl now accounts for around 3% of all music consumed.

Top 20 vinyl albums sold in the UK in 2017:

01. Ed Sheeran – Divide
02. Liam Gallagher – As You Were
03. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
04. Guardians Of The Galaxy – Awesome Mix 1 Original Soundtrack
05. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
06. Rag’N’Bone Man – Human
07. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
08. Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
09. Oasis – What’s The Story Morning Glory
10. David Bowie – Legacy
11. Radiohead – OK Computer
12. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend
13. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying – Who Built The Moon
14. Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
15. Nirvana – Nevermind
16. Beatles – Abbey Road
17. Queen – Greatest Hits
18. Nirvana – Unplugged in New York
19. Guardians Of The Galaxy – Awesome Mix 2 Original Soundtrack
20. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust