U.S. Vinyl Album Sales Hit New Record High


As predicted, U.S. vinyl album sales hit another historic high, as 1.842 million LPs were sold in the week ending Dec. 24, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That’s the largest week for the format since Nielsen Music/MRC Data began electronically tracking music sales in 1991. The previous high was set only a week earlier, when 1.445 million were sold in the frame ending Dec. 17.

Furthermore, vinyl album sales outpaced CD sales for the week: 1.841 million vs. 1.671 million. It’s the fourth time that’s happened since 1991, and all four instances occurred in 2020.

The Wonder Years Announce Box Set

The Wonder Years have announced a 10-year anniversary box set for The Upsides/Suburbia.

In Celebration of the 10 Year Anniversaries of The Upsides and Suburbia, I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing, we’ve put together a comprehensive, 4xLP box set complete with new art from the original artists, Mitchell Wojcik and James Heimer, new songs in the style of the original recordings, b-sides, demos and a 32-page book filled with essays, original illustration sketches and never-before-seen photos. We have 1500 exclusive copies in a beautiful galaxy variant, never to be printed again.