Pink Floyd in Top 10 Vinyl of 2015
Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon may be more than 40 years old, but, according to Nielsen Music, it's one of the 10 top-selling albums for the first half of 2015…on vinyl, that is. The classic 1973 album landed at #7 on the 2015 Nielsen Music U.S. Mid-Year Report's Top Vinyl Albums list after selling 22,600 copies.
The report reveals that sales of vinyl records have increased by 38-percent from last year, and now comprise almost nine percent of all physical album sales. At #1 on the vinyl albums tally is pop superstar Taylor Swift's 1989, which has sold 33,500 copies.
Pink Floyd is one of the only classic-rock acts to appear in the top 10 of any of the lists featured in the 2015 Nielsen Music U.S. Mid-Year Report. The only other veteran rocker is Paul McCartney, whose collaboration with Rihanna and Kanye West "FourFiveSeconds" landed at #9 on the Top Digital Songs tally, with more than 1.8 million copies downloaded.