UK vinyl sales pass 1m mark for first time since 1996

Coral Williamson

Annual sales of vinyl albums in the UK have passed the 1 million mark for the first time in nearly 20 years, according to Official Charts data released by the BPI.

It’s now predicted that the final total for 2014 will reach 1.2m, beating 1996’s figure of 1,083,206 – the last year that sales hit the six-figure mark.

The one millionth vinyl album sale happened over the weekend. The milestone of resurgence in the format was predicated last month, ...

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