Jack White and Arctic Monkeys dominate US vinyl sales for 2014

The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey and Beck also proved popular among vinyl buyers

Jack White and Arctic Monkeys have proven to be the two most popular artists among US vinyl buyers in the US this year.

White’s 2014 album ‘Lazaretto’ was the biggest selling record on the format, shifting a huge 75,700 copies since its release in June according to the Wall Street Journal. The album was already confirmed as the biggest selling vinyl album since Pearl Jam’s ‘Vitalogy’ in 1994.

Meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys’ 2013 record ‘AM’ was also popular with over 40,000 sales and was one of the five best sellers alongside Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Born To Die’ debut. The Black Keys‘ ‘Turn Blue’ and Beck‘s ‘Morning Phase’ also featured in the top five, with sales of at least 25,000 each.

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Overall, vinyl sales went up 49 per cent in the US in the last 12 months, with nearly eight million records purchased.

Arctic Monkeys also proved popular among UK vinyl buyers as sales of the format surpassed a million for the first time since the 1990s this year.
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