Everything old is new again in the music business, with U.S. vinyl sales hitting a record high over Christmas, according to Nielsen Music.
More than 1.8 million LPs were sold in the week leading up to Christmas; the most since Nielsen began tracking album sales electronically back in 1991.
Even better, more than 40 percent of those sales (733,000 copies) came from independent record stores.
Vinyl also outsold CDs by nearly 170,000 last week; the fourth time that’s happened in 2020.
The bestselling vinyl album was McCartney III with over 32,000 vinyl copies sold.