ABBA‘s Voyage was the best-selling vinyl album of 2021 in the U.K.
Released in November, Voyage was ABBA’s comeback album, their first set of new music in four decades.
The Official Charts Company on Wednesday published the top 40 best-selling vinyl albums and singles of 2021.
The Swedish pop supergroup’s first full-length release in nearly 40 years, Voyage comes out on top of the vinyl best sellers list, having sold over 40,000 copies on wax since its release.
Voyage instantly debuted at the top of the Official Albums Chart, powered by 90% physical copies. In its opening week, the album racked up 29,900 sales on vinyl, making it the fastest-selling vinyl release of the century.
In second place is Adele‘s 30. Her experimental fourth album sold 37,000 copies on vinyl in 2021
Other popular 2021 releases to make the Vinyl Top 40 include Ed Sheeran‘s = in 4th place, Lana Del Rey‘s Chemtrails Over The Country Club in 8th position, Coldplay‘s Music of the Spheres at 13, Taylor Swift‘s Red (Taylor’s Version) at 20 and Olivia Rodrigo‘s massive debut album Sour at 22.
The Specials‘ classic Number 1 “Ghost Town” was the best-selling vinyl single of 2021 in the U.K.
Vinyl sales in the U.K. were the highest for three decades in 2021, the Official Charts Company said.
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