While overall album sales were down again in 2014, vinyl album sales were a bright spot in an otherwise generally bleak sales picture. Sales of the configuration grew by 52 percent in 2014 to 9.2 million copies (up from 6.1 million in 2013). For the seventh straight year, more vinyl albums were sold than in any other year since Nielsen started tracking music sales in 1991.
The top-selling vinyl album of 2014 is also the top-selling vinyl album of any calendar year in the Nielsen era: Jack White's Lazaretto, with 87,000. (In 2013, the top-selling vinyl album was Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, with 49,000.)