If you’re a music lover in any form, you’d probably be aware that Record Store Day was held almost a fortnight ago, with music fans across the globe lining up early at their local store to snap up some of the most sought-after releases of the year. Now that the dust has settled and the racks are filled with leftover copies of that strange jazz album you passed over, the final sales figures for RSD in the US have been released to give us an idea of which acts truly dominated on the day.
As Billboard reports, Nielsen Music have released their findings for Record Store Day in the US, and it indicated that the love of vinyl is well and truly alive.
This year’s event saw a total of 733,000 albums sold in the week ending April 26th, of which 580,000 albums were sold at independent music retailers, the biggest week for vinyl that indie retailers have seen since Nielsen Music began tracking sales back in 1991.
Of course, while the Aussie figures remain unknown at this stage, the most intriguing portion of Nielsen’s findings is their list of the top-selling albums and singles this year, which indicates that both Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin were the top sellers in both respective formats.
Of the list of best-selling acts, David Bowie was the most popular artist, with two of his albums, and one single making the list, while Madonna, The Cure, and Tom Waits all appeared twice in the albums list, with the latter appearing back-to-back with his Bastards and Brawlers reissues.