UK vinyl sales reached their highest number since 1991 with more than 3.2 million records sold, according to recent findings published by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).
The mark represents a 53 percent increase from 2015. It still pales to the 45 billion audio streams recorded in 2016, and even falls short of the first 1 billion stream marker in December, but it’s a big deal for what was once considered a near-dead medium.
David Bowie’s posthumous Blackstar LP sold more than twice as many copies of 2015’s top-seller, Adele’s 25.
Outside of the wax world, Adele has the highest-selling album with 25, Drake’s “One Dance” was the best-selling single, and music consumption was up an overall 1.5 percent, or 123 million albums consumed.