Saturday, 3 January 2009

The Beatles came in second


Nielsen SoundScan, the entertainment industry's data information system that tracks point-of-purchase sales of recorded music product, Nielsen BDS, the music industry's leading music performance monitoring service, and Nielsen RingScan, which tracks mobile ringtone purchases, have announced their 2008 U.S. year-end sales and performance monitoring data for the 52-week period December 31, 2007 through December 28, 2008. These are their top ten figures in the vinyl album area. Sold units in parantheses.

Top Ten Vinyl Albums:
1 In Rainbows/ Radiohead (25,800)
2 Abbey Road/ Beatles (16,500)
3 Chinese Democracy/ Guns 'N Roses (13,600)
4 Funplex/ B-52's (12,800)
5 Third/ Portishead (12,300)
6 In the Aeroplane.../Neutral Milk Hotel (10,200)
7 Dark Side of the Moon/Pink Floyd (10,200)
8 Fleet Foxes/ Fleet Foxes (9,600)
9 Death Magnetic/ Metallica (9,400)
10. O.K. Computer/ Radiohead (9,300)

Top Ten Vinyl Artists:
1 Radiohead (61,200)
2 Metallica (39,500)
3 Beatles (20,400)
4 Elliott Smith (17,800)
5 Bob Dylan (15,200)
6 Portishead (15,100)
7 Ryan Adams (14,000)
8 Coldplay (13,900)
9 Guns 'N Roses (13,600)
10. Neutral Milk Hotel (13,200)

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