The Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums and singles of 2021

The top vinyl list includes popular releases by Lana Del Rey, Adele and ABBA.

Vinyl sales in the UK were the highest for three decades in 2021, the Official Charts Company can confirm. 

Despite challenges to both supply and production demand during the pandemic, vinyl sales have jumped up by 11%, to 5.3 million copies purchased last year. This is also the 14th consecutive year of growth for vinyl records. 

The biggest vinyl album released in 2021 was Voyage by ABBA. The Swedish pop supergroup's first full-length release in nearly 40 years, Voyage comes out on top of our vinyl best sellers list, having sold over 40,000 copies on wax since its release last November. 

Voyage instantly debuted at the top of the Official Albums Chart, powered by 90% physical copies. In its opening week ABBA's Voyage racked up 29,900 sales on vinyl, making it the fastest-selling vinyl release of the century, overtaking the 24,500 first-week vinyl sales of Arctic Monkeys’ Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino in 2018.

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Not far behind in second place is Adele with 30. Her experimental fourth album sold 37,000 copies on vinyl in 2021 - with 16,700 of those coming from its record-breaking opening week.

Other popular 2021 releases to make the Vinyl Top 40 include Ed Sheeran's = in 4th place, while Lana Del Rey's Chemtrails Over The Country Club is in 8th position. It became Lana's fifth UK Number 1 in the UK, and at the time even saw her break a record for fastest-selling vinyl by a female act of the 21st century

Coldplay's Music of the Spheres comes in at 13, Taylor Swift is at 20 with Red (Taylor's Version) and Olivia Rodrigo's massive debut album Sour is at 22.

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The best-selling vinyl singles of 2021

The Specials' classic Number 1 Ghost Town is the best-selling vinyl single of 2021 in the UK, following a re-release to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Harry Styles' preppy 2020 pop single Watermelon Sugar comes in second while following England's exciting 2020 Euro's journey, Three Lions by David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and the Lightning Seeds rounds up the Top 10.

2021 singles to make the list include Kylie Minogue and Dua Lipa's remix of the single Real Groove from Dua's 2054 live stream show (4) and ABBA's wistful comeback single I Still Have Faith In You (7).

You can keep tabs on the best-selling vinyl records of the week every week here on OfficialCharts.com via the Official Vinyl Albums Chart and Official Vinyl Singles Chart.

Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of 2021

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 VOYAGE ABBA
2 30 ADELE
3 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
4 = ED SHEERAN
5 BACK TO BLACK AMY WINEHOUSE
6 NEVERMIND NIRVANA
7 GREATEST HITS QUEEN
8 CHEMTRAILS OVER THE COUNTRY CLUB LANA DEL REY
9 BLUE WEEKEND WOLF ALICE
10 FINE LINE HARRY STYLES
11 SEVENTEEN GOING UNDER SAM FENDER
12 THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON PINK FLOYD
13 KNEBWORTH 1996 OASIS
14 TYPHOONS ROYAL BLOOD
15 MUSIC OF THE SPHERES COLDPLAY
16 MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT FOO FIGHTERS
17 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
18 BACK THE WAY WE CAME - VOL 1 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING
19 HAPPIER THAN EVER BILLIE EILISH
20 RED (TAYLOR'S VERSION) TAYLOR SWIFT
21 EVERMORE TAYLOR SWIFT
22 SOUR OLIVIA RODRIGO
23 ABBEY ROAD BEATLES
24 CRAWLER IDLES
25 THE STONE ROSES STONE ROSES
26 COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS ARLO PARKS
27 LET IT BE BEATLES
28 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
29 FAT POP PAUL WELLER
30 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS
31 SENJUTSU IRON MAIDEN
32 CALIFORNIAN SOIL LONDON GRAMMAR
33 WE'RE ALL ALONE IN THIS TOGETHER DAVE
34 SOMETIMES I MIGHT BE INTROVERT LITTLE SIMZ
35 BLUE BANISTERS LANA DEL REY
36 KID A MNESIA RADIOHEAD
37 WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT I'M ARCTIC MONKEYS
38 IT WON'T ALWAYS BE LIKE THIS INHALER
39 FOLKLORE TAYLOR SWIFT
40 W.L. SNUTS

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Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl singles of 2021

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 GHOST TOWN THE SPECIALS
2 WATERMELON SUGAR HARRY STYLES
3 COSMIC DANCER MORRISSEY & DAVID BOWIE
4 REAL GROOVE KYLIE MINOGUE & DUA LIPA
5 ALL YOU'RE DREAMING OF LIAM GALLAGHER
6 KYOTO PHOEBE BRIDGERS
7 I STILL HAVE FAITH IN YOU ABBA
8 NO TIME TO DIE BILLIE EILISH
9 3 LIONS BADDIEL/SKINNER/LIGHTNING SEED
10 COSMIC FRINGES PAUL WELLER
11 BLUE MONDAY NEW ORDER
12 MOTHER DAVID BOWIE
13 DARK DAYS YARD ACT
14 FIRE U2
15 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS COLDPLAY
16 BRITISH BOMBS DECLAN MCKENNA
17 I SEE YOUR GHOST LATHUMS
18 THE PRETTIEST STAR DAVID BOWIE
19 ERRORS IN THE HISTORY OF GOD BIFFY CLYRO
20 GLORIA U2
21 AT THE HOME ORGAN - DEMOS 1980-1982 JERRY DAMMERS
22 TYPHOONS ROYAL BLOOD
23 MODEL VILLAGE IDLES
24 LOVE ME LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW FREDDIE MERCURY
25 THE A TEAM ED SHEERAN
26 GASOLINE HAIM FT TAYLOR SWIFT
27 1 WAY DMA'S
28 WEEKENDER FLOWERED UP
29 RADIO FREE EUROPE REM
30 BACK TO THE LIGHT BRIAN MAY
31 LIMBO ROYAL BLOOD
32 THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME AC/DC
33 SIMMER HAYLEY WILLIAMS
34 2010 SQUID
35 I MORON LOVELY EGGS FT IGGY POP
36 ALIVE PEARL JAM
37 TEXAS SUN KHRUANGBIN & LEON BRIDGES
38 SPIRIT POWER AND SOUL JOHNNY MARR
39 WANNABE SPICE GIRLS
40 SEVEN NATION ARMY WHITE STRIPES

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