Record Store Day 2017 Broke A Lot Of Records

More than 547,000 albums were sold on vinyl in one week...

The final figures for Record Store Day 2017 have been tallied – and the event broke a lot of records.

Despite its somewhat divisive status in the independent community, there's little doubting the impact Record Store Day has.

This year's instalment offered a bumper crop, with more than 547,000 albums sold on vinyl in just one week.

Sales at independent record shops jumped some 197% on the previous week, the biggest jump since the event began a decade ago.

Record Store Day 2017 grew 1.4% year on year, with independent record shops now representing some 31% of all physical album sales.

All figures gathered by Nielsen Music – check out the full breakdown HERE.

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