At a time when virtually any song ever released is just a click away, more and more fans are choosing to go to a bit more trouble in order to play the music they love, as the younger generation embraces this old-school ritual.

With one week left in 2021, vinyl album sales were up 52.4% over 2020, with a total volume of nearly 40.5 million units. Expect some major movement on the year-end chart following an extremely active final sales week.