Record Store Day: The Official biggest albums in independent record shops each year 2012-2021

In honour of Record Store Day, the Official Charts Company reveals the biggest album in independent record stores each year between 2012-2021.

Record Store Day 2022 is upon us; with April 23 proving the ultimate appreciation of music in its physical form.

This weekend, there's even more reason to celebrate. Not only does Record Store Day mark its 15th anniversary, but it's also the 10th anniversary of our very own Official Record Store Chart.

So, as we shine a spotlight on the importance of independent record shops and their contribution to music consumption, the Official Charts Company can today reveal the biggest-selling album of each year in indie record stores, 2012-2021.

Swipe through the gallery below to see which records topped the best-sellers list each year; with appearances from Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Wolf Alice and more.

To see the full list of exclusive releases available in this year's Record Store Day drop on April 23, head this way. Visit for more information.

The best-selling albums in independent record shops each year 2012-2021

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