YAFF wrote:Montavilla wrote:magicshoes wrote:Holy crap look at those numbers!!
25 sold 22,000 copies on vinyl LP -- the third-largest sales week in Nielsen history for an album on vinyl.
I was skeptical about that statistic (really, Thriller didn't sell more than 22,000 copies in a week?), but it turns out that Nielsen has only been tracking point-of-sales since 1991. So, that makes sense since in 1991 vinyl would have far less popular than... whatever cds are made of.
Adele's achievement is phenomenal but no regular album release has ever or will ever match "Thriller"
Do you really think Thriller sold 3.3 million copies in it's first week of release? No. It grew into the phenomenon that it is, it didn't start that way.