Album sales decreased in 2020 across digital and physical. During the year everything else seemed to be in free fall, vinyl sales shot up by a staggering 46.2% according to MRC Data’s 2020 year-end report.

Vinyl sales have been steadily increasing for the past 15 years. The trend continued in 2020, and vinyl had its biggest year in units sold since MRC Data started keeping track in 1991.

Despite constant growth in sales, there are two reasons why vinyl sales growth appears so big in 2020: Record Store Day and accurate reporting.

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