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Official Charts Company Introduce First UK Vinyl Chart

Monday, 13 April 2015 Written by Laura Johnson

The Official Charts Company has introduced the first UK vinyl chart.

The chart will be released weekly on OfficialCharts.com. Last year, vinyl sales were the highest they'd been in 20 years and recent figures show that vinyl album sales are up 69% compared to the same time last year. 

Official Charts Company Chief Executive, Martin Talbot said:

“We’re delighted to launch the UK’s first Official Vinyl Albums and Official Vinyl Singles charts on OfficialCharts.com, to coincide with Record Store Day this coming weekend. With vinyl album sales up by almost 70% already this year, vinyl junkies could well have snapped up 2 million units by the end of this year – an extraordinary number, if you consider sales were one-tenth of that just six years ago. This growth underlines the continuing resurgence of this much-loved format, whether you’re a fan of Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher, Led Zeppelin or David Bowie.”

Topping both the album and single vinyl chart for this 2015's first quarter are Noel Gallager's High Flying Birds. To check out the chart head here

 





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