Queen have beaten the likes of The Beatles, Oasis and Billie Eilish to become the UK’s biggest vinyl artist of 2019.
The legendary rock band shifted more than 75,000 units last year, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), buoyed by the success of the film soundtrack to the 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
The Beatles, who came second in the chart, also received a boost in vinyl sales thanks to a film, after the release of Danny Boyle’s Yesterday film, with the 50th anniversary reissue of their classic Abbey Road album proving popular as well.
Heritage acts David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac took third, fourth and fifth respectively in the biggest vinyl artist chart.
Billie Eilish, the only new artist on the list, took seventh despite having only two titles available in the format — her ‘Don’t Smile At Me’ EP and debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
The top 10 titles included new releases by Eilish and Lewis Capaldi alongside classics such as Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures and Oasis’s 1994 debut Definitely Maybe.
Vinyl album sales have now grown for 12 consecutive years, increasing by 4.1 per cent in 2019, with more 4.3 million copies sold over the course of the year. The BPI analysis was based on data published by the Official Chart Company.
The Top selling vinyl artists of 2019 are as follows:
Top selling vinyl titles of 2019:
Liam Gallagher – Why Me? Why Not.
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Queen – Greatest Hits
The Beatles – Abbey Road
Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To Hellish Extent
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
Oasis – Definitely Maybe
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
David Bowie – Legacy