The Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl releases of 2021 so far

Records from Lana Del Rey, Bicep and Arlo Parks are among the most popular on vinyl so far in 2021.

The UK's biggest vinyl album of 2021 so far is Lana Del Rey's Chemtrails Over The Country Club, OfficialCharts.com can reveal. 

Released last month, the record has sold over 17,300 copies on wax to top the UK's Official year-to-date vinyl albums chart. 16,700 of those were bought in its first week, earning Lana the title of having the fastest-selling vinyl album of the century for a female act.

Sales of vinyl records continue to climb in the UK, with nearly 5 million vinyl albums purchased last year, up 11.5% on the previous 12 months. The upward trend looks set to continue this year, with many fans supporting their favourite acts by purchasing vinyl in the absence of gigs and touring as the UK slowly eases out of lockdown. 

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The second best-seller on vinyl is Foo Fighters' chart-topping Medicine At Midnight, the UK's overall biggest album of 2021 released this year, while Isles by electronic duo Bicep rounds out the Top 3. 

British singer-songwriter Celeste lands at Number 4 with her debut album Not Your Muse, which recently had an expanded edition re-release on vinyl, while another debut album, Collapsed In Sunbeams by Arlo Parks, completes the Top 5.

The top selling 'vintage' album is Fleetwood Mac's Rumours at Number 6, while Slowthai's Tyron - a Number 1 in February - is at Number 7. Amy Winehouse's Back To Black continues to perform well at 8, and Kings Of Leon's chart-topping When You See Yourself completes the Top 10. 

Further down the Top 40 there are more big 2021 releases from Mogwai, Bring Me The Horizon, Shame and Pale Waves. 

Vinyl singles

Harry Styles currently has the UK's best-selling vinyl single of the year with Watermelon Sugar, which was given a limited edition release on red vinyl back in February and topped the Official Vinyl Singles Chart, outselling the rest of the Top 40 combined that week. 

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Elsewhere, a release of Morrissey & David Bowie's Cosmic Dancer - a live duet recorded in 1991 - is at Number 2, followed by David Bowie's Mother, which was reissued on what would have been his 74th birthday in January, at 3.

Liam Gallagher's 2020 charity/Christmas single All You're Dreaming Of places at 4, and I See Your Ghost by Wigan indie band Lathums completes the Top 5.

Cassettes

The unlikely revival of the cassette continues this year, albeit with sales remaining small compared to the rest of the market. The best-selling of 2021 so far is Lana's Chemtrails Over The Country Club with 7,900 sales. 

Indie-pop band Pale Waves appear in the Top 10 with their latest album Who Am I (4), as does Selena Gomez's Spanish EP Revelacion (6), and the debut mixtape from US singer-songwriter Ashnikko, Demidevil (9). 

Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of 2021 so far

  TITLE ARTIST
1 CHEMTRAILS OVER THE COUNTRY CLUB LANA DEL REY
2 MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT FOO FIGHTERS
3 ISLES BICEP
4 NOT YOUR MUSE CELESTE
5 COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS ARLO PARKS
6 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
7 TYRON SLOWTHAI
8 BACK TO BLACK AMY WINEHOUSE
9 SPARE RIBS SLEAFORD MODS
10 WHEN YOU SEE YOURSELF KINGS OF LEON
11 AS THE LOVE CONTINUES MOGWAI
12 COLLECTIONS FROM THE WHITEOUT BEN HOWARD
13 GREATEST HITS QUEEN
14 FOR THE FIRST TIME BLACK COUNTRY NEW ROAD
15 POST HUMAN - SURVIVAL HORROR BRING ME THE HORIZON
16 THE FUTURE BITES STEVEN WILSON
17 NEVERMIND NIRVANA
18 FINE LINE HARRY STYLES
19 DRUNK TANK PINK SHAME
20 WHO AM I PALE WAVES
21 QUIET LIFE JAPAN
22 FOR THOSE THAT WISH TO EXIST ARCHITECTS
23 FOLKLORE TAYLOR SWIFT
24 THE STONE ROSES STONE ROSES
25 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS
26 THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON PINK FLOYD
27 STORIES FROM THE CITY STORIES FROM THE PJ HARVEY
28 LIVE AT BRIXTON DMA'S
29 STATION TO STATION DAVID BOWIE
30 WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT I'M ARCTIC MONKEYS
31 NATURE ALWAYS WINS MAXIMO PARK
32 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
33 ABBEY ROAD BEATLES
34 GREATEST HITS WHITE STRIPES
35 SUCKAPUNCH YOU ME AT SIX
36 EVERING ROAD TOM GRENNAN
37 PROMISES FLOATING POINTS/SANDERS/LSO
38 SHORE FLEET FOXES
39 APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION GUNS N' ROSES
40 WELFARE JAZZ VIAGRA BOYS

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Official Top 10 best-selling vinyl singles of 2021 so far

  TITLE ARTIST
1 WATERMELON SUGAR HARRY STYLES
2 COSMIC DANCER MORRISSEY & DAVID BOWIE
3 MOTHER DAVID BOWIE
4 ALL YOU'RE DREAMING OF LIAM GALLAGHER
5 I SEE YOUR GHOST LATHUMS
6 NO TIME TO DIE BILLIE EILISH
7 TYPHOONS ROYAL BLOOD
8 SIMMER HAYLEY WILLIAMS
9 DUSTING FOR SMOKE DANIEL AVERY
10 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS COLDPLAY

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Official Top 10 best-selling cassettes of 2021 so far

  TITLE ARTIST
1 CHEMTRAILS OVER THE COUNTRY CLUB LANA DEL REY
2 WEIRD YUNGBLUD
3 POST HUMAN - SURVIVAL HORROR BRING ME THE HORIZON
4 WHO AM I PALE WAVES
5 SUCKAPUNCH YOU ME AT SIX
6 REVELACION SELENA GOMEZ
7 COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS ARLO PARKS
8 WILD WEST CENTRAL CEE
9 DEMIDEVIL ASHNIKKO
10 EVERMORE TAYLOR SWIFT

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