The Beatles Sgt. Pepper Unbelievably Breaking Records
June 10, 2017
By Stephen Pate – The Beatles Sgt. Pepper broke vinyl sales records. 11, 000 vinyl albums were sold in the United States alone during the 1st week. That’s unbelievable for a 50-year-old LP. Sgt Peppers already had 15 weeks at # 1 during 1967.
The Beatles are the best selling music act of all time. They have sold 2.5 billion records since 1963, a record that remains unchallenged. (Source: Washington Post and CBS)
As of June 17th, Sgt. Peppers vinyl has been # 1 for two weeks on the Billboard Vinyl Albums chart. The week of June 8th 11,000 copies were RIAA certified sold.
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“That’s the biggest sales frame for a Beatles album on vinyl since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991.”
The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band sold 71,000 physical copies the week ending June 8th.
High physical album sales are phenomenal in the age of download and streaming music.
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