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2021 VINYL FINAL:
TURNTABLE MANIA



At the risk of sounding like a broken record, vinyl broke another modern-day record last year, moving the most units since 1991. Nearly 42 million LPs were purchased, an increase of more than 51% vs. 2020. Overall physical albums increased by 22%, with vinyl being the primary driver. CDs also increased in sales to 40.6m, up 1%. Digital albums continued their decline, cratering 24% from the previous year.

Adele tops the vinyl best-seller list of 2021 with 319k, an average of 53k for each of the album’s six weeks in release.

 

THE MOST-STREAMED SONGS OF THE YEAR
You know it's not the same as it was. (12/1a)
A JOLLY TOP 20
Republic is glowing in holiday cheer. (12/1a)
2022 (NEARLY) FINAL MARKETSHARE
IGA and Republic are on top. (11/30a)
THE BIGGEST ALBUMS OF 2022
A Bunny, a Taylor and a Morgan walk into a bar... (11/30a)
SONG REVENUE:
XMAS IS COMING
It's the most wonderful time of the year. (12/1a)
GRAMMY SEASON
Artists sound off on the prospect of being nominated
CATALOG ECONOMICS
They're changing the game... for some.
VOTING AGAINST FASCISM
You're helping with the runoff, right?
IS IT CHRISTMAS YET?
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