For some years, vinyl rebranded trend among preferred music formats. Last year, it was best seller in the UK, 8 percent more in relation to 2020.
More than five million of units, the vinyls experienced their highest level of sales in 2021, as officially reported by the Industry British Phonographic.
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The UK’s favorite vinyls
Although the report gave detailed figures, it highlighted the album Voyage, which marked ABBA’s return to the top of the ranking, with around 30,000 units only in its first week.
Adele, with her album 30, and Sam Fender, with Seventeen Going Under, succeed the popular Swedish quartet on this podium.
The sustained increase in the sale of vinyl – which this year brings together 23 percent of the total music acquired – had already shown in 2020 that it would exceed CD for the first time in 34 years.
ABBA achieved a record thanks to the release of their new songs
The four members of ABBA, an acronym for the first names of its members, are now all in their seventies: Anni-Frid Lyngstad (75), Agnetha Fältskog (71), Björn Ulvaeus (76) and Benny Andersson (74) announced their return to the industry in 2021.
On November 5 they presented their work Voyage, after their separation in 1982. A disc with 10 songs and that had as advances the cuts “I Still Have Faith in You” Y “Don’t Shut Me Down”That ranked within the top 10 on the charts.
On the other hand, this craze for the legendary band set a new record. Pre-orders for the album reached more than 80 thousand copies. According to his record label, he exceeded the mark he had Take That for your albums Progress Y III.
Adele’s new album became the best-selling album of the year in the US in less than a week
The English artist’s album became the best-selling album of the year in the United States, according to the MRC Data organization. In this case, sales in vinyl, CD, streaming and digital download were added.
Adele sang “To Be Loved” in her living room.
In this way, the English singer surpassed the album Evermore from Taylor Swift, published in December 2020.
“30”, a long-awaited album that had a very good acceptance
The material sold more than 500,000 copies in the United States in a few days. Let’s remember that the album came out on Friday, November 19.
30 broke another record by surpassing the sales of any album sold in the last 11 years. Taylor Swift was at the top with Evermore as the best seller with 462,000 copies in a few days.
In the UK, the numbers were also shocking: 167,000 units sold in less than a week.
Adele asked Spotify to pull out the button to randomly listen to songs from her albums
As reported BBC, on the British singer’s albums hosted on the music streaming service the button no longer appears “shuffle”Which is used to listen to the songs randomly. The artist herself and her representatives lobbied for that to happen.
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The British singer-songwriter explained on Twitter why she doesn’t want her records to be played randomly. Retweeting an article that accounts for the change, Adele said: “This was the only request I had in our ever-changing industry! We don’t create albums so carefully and we think about our song list for no reason. Our art tells a story and our stories must be heard as we intend. Thanks Spotify for listening. “
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Record UK vinyl sales: ABBA and Adele amongst the most requested