- via Rolling Stone
The Beatles‘ 1969 classic Abbey Road is the top-selling vinyl album for a third consecutive year, according to sales data recently released by Nielsen SoundScan.
The record sold 41,000 copies in 2011, up from 35,000 in 2010 and 34,800 in 2009. Abbey Road was the second-highest selling vinyl album in 2008, with its 16,500 copies eclipsed by Radiohead‘s In Rainbows, which sold 25,800 that year.
The gradual increase in vinyl sales for Abbey Road over the past few years mirrors an overall upward trend in vinyl sales, though the format only accounts for 3.9 percent of total music sales for the year.