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Adele’s “30” Becomes Best-Selling Vinyl Album of 2021 – Billboard


that of Adele 30 spends a fourth consecutive and total week at n ° 1 on BillboardTop Album Sales Chart (dated December 25) – and also becomes the best-selling vinyl album of 2021.

In all its available formats, physical and digital, 30 sold 146,000 copies in the United States during the week ending Dec. 16 (down 2%) according to MRC Data. Its total sales climb to 1.21 million. It is the only album released in 2021 to sell a million copies.

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30 Also dominates the list of vinyl albums for a fourth week, with 41,000 copies sold (up 16%). Its total vinyl sales now climb to 234,000, becoming the best-selling wax album of 2021. It surpasses previous bestseller, Taylor Swift’s Always, which sold 232,000 copies on vinyl until December 16.

With 30 spend a fourth week at No. 1 on best-selling albums, the ensemble becomes the first album with four consecutive weeks at No. 1 in over a year, since Swift’s Folklore spent his first five weeks at No.1 (August 8 to September 5, 2020), out of a total of seven non-consecutive leading weeks. 30 is the second album released in 2021 to accumulate at least four weeks at No. 1 for best-selling albums, after Olivia Rodrigo Sour, who landed four non-consecutive weeks in charge.

BillboardThe ‘s Best Selling Album Rankings ranks the top selling albums of the week based solely on traditional album sales. The history of the graph dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard started compiling tables with information on the number of electronically controlled rooms from SoundScan, now MRC Data. Pure album sales was the only metric used by the Billboard 200 album chart in the listing dated December 6, 2014, after which this chart moved to a methodology that blends album sales with equivalent album units. to streaming track and equivalent album units. For all graphic news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.

Former No. 1 in album sales for Swift Red (Taylor version), remains at No. 2 in the latest best-selling album count, with 33,000 sales (down 14%).

MONSTA X’s latest album, the dream, starts at n ° 3 with 29,500 copies sold. Of this, 28,000 were sold on CD and 1,500 were sold via digital download. The album was not available in any physical format other than CD. Like many K-pop releases, the CD edition of the album was released in multiple collector’s packages (over 10, including a Target-exclusive edition) each with a set of standard internal paper products and random items ( collectible cards, sticker sheet, poster, etc.).

The former number 1 of Olivia Rodrigo Sour is stationary at No. 4 for best-selling albums with 27,000 copies sold (up 57%, thanks to an increase in vinyl record purchases), Billie Eilish topped the charts Happier than ever 11-5 chests with 19,000 sold (up 41%, in part due to increased vinyl sales) and No. 1 for the Beatles So be it falls 5-6 with 17,000 sold (although up 7%).

Vince Guaraldi Trio soundtrack for the animated special A Charlie Brown Christmas plunges 6-7 with 17,000 sold (up 9%). Former Beatles frontman Abbey route climbs 12-8 with nearly 17,000 sold (up 28%)

Neil Young / Crazy Horse’s new album barn ranks 9th for best-selling albums with 15,500 copies sold. Of this, physical album sales include 13,500 (9,000 on CD, 4,500 on vinyl LP and a negligible amount on cassette) and digital album sales include 2,000. barn is the 13th top 10 for Young in the Best Selling Albums chart, since its launch in 1991.

Carrie Underwood My present rounds out the top 10 best-selling albums, dropping from 7 to 10 with 15,000 sales (less than 1%).