Chart Watch : Taylor Swift Special Edition : CD Vs Vinyl Sales Analysis

Welcome to episode 9 of Chart Watch

The weekly look at the UK Album Charts from Now Spinning Magazine with me Phil Aston

Please watch the video for the full analysis

This weeks special edition looks at the phenomenal sales of Taylor Swift’s new album Midnights and especially the breakdown between CD sales and Vinyl Sales. I also look at the Artic Monkeys who also sold a lot more CDs than vinyl this week.

This weeks highlights

Taylor Swift – Midnights
Chart Position = 1
Total Sales = 204,501
Physical Sales = 139,450
CD Sales = 75,667
Vinyl = 61,948
Cassettes = 1,835
Downloads = 7,087
Streams = 57,964

Artic Monkeys – The Car
Chart Position = 2
Total Sales = 119,016
CD Sales = 57,934
Vinyl = 37,866
Cassettes = 9,850
Downloads = 2,556
Streams = 10,810

Simple Minds – Direction of The Heart
Chart Position = 4
Total Sales = 9,813

Kylie Minogue – Impossible Princess
Re-entry at number 5
6,384 sales (all but 44 were vinyl)

A-Ha – True North
Chart Position = 12
Total Sales = 4,168

Jean Michel Jarre – Oxymore
Chart Position = 41
Total Sales – 2,202

High Cornwell – Moments of Madness
Chart Position = 44
Total Sales = 1,685

Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine

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