According to Nielsen Music’s report recapping music sales in the U.S. across the 2010s, the Beatles’ Abbey Road was the No. 1 best selling vinyl album of the decade. The 10 biggest vinyl albums of the past 10 years are almost entirely older iconic albums by artists like Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, and Fleetwood Mac. Only two albums actually released in the 2010s appear on the list: the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack (which is entirely comprised of songs released in the ’60s and ’70s) and Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die. Find the full list below.
Nielsen’s decade recap notes that Drake had the biggest decade for overall streaming, Adele’s 21 had the biggest decade in album sales, and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk!” topped the 2010s’ single sales chart.
Abbey Road, which got a massive box set reissue last year, also topped vinyl sales for 2019 in the U.S. The second-biggest vinyl seller for the year was also the only 2019 album to appear on last year’s vinyl sales chart: Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.