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Yard Act, Tears For Fears Among UK’s Biggest-Selling Vinyl Artists To Date For 2022

Yard Act’s ‘The Overload’ was the UK’s biggest selling vinyl album so far with 11,000 units sold since its release in February.

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Yard Act, Frank Turner and Tears For Fears have scored the UK’s biggest selling vinyl albums and singles so far in 2022.

Yard Act’s The Overload was the biggest selling vinyl album so far with 11,000 units sold since its release in February, according to the UK’s  Official Charts Company.

Yard Act’s debut album was closely followed by Tears For Fears’ first album in 17 years The Tipping Point, while Black Country New Road came in third with their second album Ants From Up There.

Elsewhere, Fleetwood Mac’s classic album Rumours went in at four, The Wombats‘ Fix Yourself, Not The World finished fifth and Charli XCX came sixth with Crash.

“It’s ace to have won music for at least one quarter of the year,” Yard Act said of their accolade. “Clearly it has made some form of connection with enough people, for this to happen which is the most important thing.”

“We are incredibly grateful for that and will never forget that. To all our team and the whole crew at Island Records for believing in us, working so hard and chucking loads of money at it, thank. NOW LET’S GO GET THIS BREAD!”

Meanwhile, the biggest selling vinyl single of the year so far was Frank Turner’s “A Wave Across A Bay” closely followed by Ghost’s “Hunter Moon”.

“This is great news, I love vinyl, I’m very proud of the song,” said Turner. “It’s a benefit single for the Tiny Changes charity, which was set up by the family of [Frightened Rabbit‘s] Scott Hutchison in the wake of his death, so that’s what the song is about. Thanks very much.”

Elsewhere, Yard Act’s “Dark Days” came in third and Shakespears Sister’s 90s hit “Stay”, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, was at four.

The best-selling vinyl albums of 2022 so far are:

1. Yard Act – The Overload
2. Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point
3. Black Country New Road – Ants From Up There
4. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
4. The Wombats – Fix Yourself, Not The World
6. Charli XCX – Crash
7. Rex Orange Country – Who Cares
8. Don Broco – Amazing Things
9. Bonobo – Fragments
10. Frank Turner – FTHC

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