The Beatles’ Abbey Road Is The Best-Selling Vinyl Album Of The Last Decade
Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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According to figures provided by Neilson Music, the Beatles‘ Abbey Road is the best selling vinyl record of the last decade.
Of all of the vinyl records sold between 2010 to 2019, the Fab Four’s 11th album came out on top.
No doubt receiving a healthy boost from a 2019 re-issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the album’s 1969 release, the record moved no less than 558,000 units in the US.
Neilson’s figures also reveal Abbey Road to be the highest-selling vinyl record of 2019, selling 246,000 copies.
It was trailed by Billie Eilish – an avowed Beatles fanatic who recently covered the group’s White Album track ‘I Will’ – debut album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.
When it came to overall US album sales and streams the Beatles ranked a respectable 10, losing out to Taylor Swift‘s Lover which came in at number 1.
Neilson’s figures also suggested that while still falling short of historical peaks, vinyl sales continue to be on the rise.
The full report here.
Top 10 Vinyl Albums Of 2019 (Rank, Artist, Title, Sales)
1 Beatles Abbey Road 246,000
2 Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 176,000
3 Queen Greatest Hits 1 139,000
4 Soundtrack Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 123,000
5 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack) 108,000
6 Beach Boys Sounds Of Summer: Very Best Of 107,000
7 Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon 92,000
8 Michael Jackson Thriller 88,000
9 Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend 84,000
10 Fleetwood Mac Rumours 78,000
Top 10 Vinyl Albums Of The Decade (Rank, Artist, Title, Sales)
1 Beatles Abbey Road 558,000
2 Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon 376,000
3 Soundtrack Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 367,000
4 Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend 364,000
5 Amy Winehouse Back To Black 351,000
6 Michael Jackson Thriller 334,0000
7 Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 313,000
8 Fleetwood Mac Rumours 304,000
9 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue 286,000
10 Lana Del Rey Born To Die 283,000