ARIA reveal top-selling vinyl of 2018 & launch a new weekly vinyl chart
With the continuing rise in vinyl sales in Australia proving it’s more than just a fad renaissance, ARIA this morning announced the launch of a new weekly Vinyl Albums Chart.
It launches on Saturday, April 13 to coincide with Record Store Day.
Vinyl album sales have been rising for eight consecutive years, up 15.19% in 2018.
In 2018, sales were worth $21.7 million, compared to $18.8 million in 2017.
The figure was $15.1 million in 2016, which at that time was a phenomenal leap of 70% from 2015 at $8.9 million.
Vinyl album sales hit 896, 209 units in 2018, up 9.36% from 819, 516 from 2017.
ARIA chief executive Dan Rosen said, “The renewed love affair of Australian music fans with vinyl albums has been a phenomenon over the last few years.
“There is a major sense of nostalgia to the experience of vinyl.
“The format is tangible and collectable, often with original and numbered artworks.
“Artists are increasingly using physical formats such as vinyl as a way to give their fans a substantial way of showing their fandom, often working hand in hand with the digital and streaming version for the artist.”
Perfectly timed for Record Store Day comes the top-selling vinyl albums of 2018.
TOP 10 VINYL SELLERS OF 2018
(1) Queen, Greatest Hits
(2) Guardian of the Galaxy soundtrack
(3) Nirvana, Nevermind
(4) Arctic Monkeys, Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino
(5) Amy Winehouse, Back To Black
(6) Gang of Youths, Go Farther In Lightness
(7) Queen, Greatest Hits II
(8) The Beatles, Abbey Road
(9) The Beatles, The Beatles (White Album)
(10) Pulp Fiction, Original Soundtrack
TOP 10 AUSTRALIAN VINYL SELLERS OF 2018
(1) Gang of Youths, Go Farther In Lightness
(2) Tame Impala, Currents
(3) Tash Sultana, Flow State
(4) Powderfinger, Internationalist
(5) Gang of Youths, MTV Unplugged Live In Melbourne
(6) Skeggs, My Own Mess
(7) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Eyes Like The Sky
(8) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Float Along Fill Your Lungs
(9) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, 12 Bar Bruise
(10) INXS, Kick