While overall music sales continued to decline in 2014, one bright spot was been the continuing resurgence in vinyl sales, led by Nashville’s own Jack White. In 2014, 9.2 million vinyl albums were sold, marking a 52 percent increase from 2013. The sales numbers also mark the first time vinyl albums surpassed 9 million units in more than 20 years. Vinyl sales accounted for nearly four percent of all album sales in 2014.
White’s Lazaretto album was the best-selling vinyl album in 2014, moving nearly 87,000 units in United States, and garnering worldwide sales of more than 150,000. Those sales numbers also notch Lazaretto as the top-selling vinyl album in any year since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking vinyl sales in 1991.
The multi-talented musician will make a tour stop at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 28. Country legend Loretta Lynn is also on the bill.
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