The Top Selling Vinyl Records Of 2018

As the year has now ended, you may find yourself curious of what the top selling vinyl records of 2018 were.  According to Forbes, vinyl record sales were at around 9.7 million in 2018.  To give some perspective, 2017 had 8.6 million in sales of vinyl records.  2017 was considered a great year for vinyl records.  Therefore, these sales are still on the rise.

Now that we see how great the sales were for 2018, what were the top selling vinyl record albums of 2018?  Billboard has posted these sales, and some of them are a little surprising.  Let's take a look at these top records and see what consumers are buying.  (The following links contain affiliate links.  These means at no additional cost to you, I get paid if you click through and make a purchase).

The Best Top Selling Vinyl Records Of 2018


10.  Panic! at the Disco, Pray for the Wicked

Sales: 59,000

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9. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black

Sales: 59,000

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8. Queen, Greatest Hits

Sales: 60,000

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7. Bob Marley and The Wailers, Legend: The Best Of

Sales: 61,000

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6. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon

Sales: 67,000

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5. Prince and The Revolution, Purple Rain

Sales: 71,000

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4. The Beatles, Abbey Road

Sales: 76,000

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3. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours

Sales: 77,000

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2. Michael Jackson, Thriller

Sales: 84,000

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1. Soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1

Sales: 84,000

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Gear Needed To Enjoy Vinyl Records


As you are looking through this list of the top selling vinyl records of 2018, you may have an interest to jump in to start your own collection.  You may be tempted to get one of those all-in-one cheaper record players from the store, but as discussed previously, these are not going to give you the quality that vinyl records deserve to be heard on.

Consider looking into getting a good quality turntable, receiver, and speaker system that are all sold separately.  While this is an investment, the sound will be completely different from what you can hear on mp3's and show why vinyl has made such a great comeback.

Final Thoughts About The Top Selling Vinyl Records Of 2018


While some of these top selling records were expected, there are a couple that are kind of shocking that they made this list.  Regardless of where your music interest lies, it is important for us as consumers to keep this industry alive so our favorite artists keep releasing new music.  Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with our latest articles!

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