David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ beats Adele to be the best selling vinyl record of 2016 so far

'Blackstar' has shifted 57,000 vinyl copies since its release

David Bowie‘s ‘Blackstar’ is the best selling vinyl record of the year so far.

The late music icon’s final album was released on his 69th birthday (January 8) and two days before his death. According to data published by The Vinyl Factory, it has been purchased on vinyl 57,000 times so far in 2016.

Bowie beat Adele‘s ’25’ to the top spot, which was also the best selling vinyl album of 2015, selling 116,000 copies last year. So far in 2016, ’25’ has shifted 36,000 vinyl copies.


Elsewhere in the Top 10 are Kendrick Lamar, The Lumineers and Twenty One Pilots, the latter act having two albums in the countdown (‘Blurryface’ and ‘Vessel’).

See the full Top 10 beneath.

1. David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’ (57,000)
2. Adele – ’25’ (36,000)
3. Twenty One Pilots – ‘Blurryface’ (31,000)
4. Amy Winehouse – ‘Back to Black’ (27,000)
5. Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ (23,000)
6. Kendrick Lamar – ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ (22,000)
7. The Beatles – ‘Abbey Road’ (21,000)
8. Twenty One Pilots – ‘Vessel’ (20,000)
9. Miles Davis – ‘Kind of Blue’ (19,000)
10. The Lumineers – ‘Cleopatra’ (19,000)