With 49,000 units sold, Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface is the top-selling vinyl release of 2016. 

With 49,000 units sold, Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface is the top-selling vinyl release of 2016. 

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Music consumption data service BuzzAngle Music just released its first-ever yearly report, which was led with positive findings: overall music consumption rose 4.2% from 2015, evidencing growth for the second year in a row. The report highlights the sharp rise in audio streaming, trending genres (hip-hop/rap rules), and, unsurprisingly, the continuing decrease in physical albums sales. But the party’s not over just yet for physical music: vinyl record sales rose 25.9% in 2016.

Rockers are keeping the sales afloat, with 63% of vinyl albums sales coming from rock projects, including top-seller Twenty One PilotsBlurryface and Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool. The list is heavy with classic, seminal releases, like Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black , The Beatles’ Abbey Road, Prince and the Revolution’s Purple Rain, and Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue.

Props to Record Store Day, whose April 16 nationwide event was the biggest single day for vinyl album sales of the year. Check out the complete list of top-selling records below and read BuzzAngle's full report here.

25 Top-Selling Vinyl Albums of 2016

1. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface (49,004)

2. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black (41,087)

3. Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool (39,861)

4. The Beatles, Abbey Road (39,615)

5. Adele, 25 (39,512)

6. David Bowie, Blackstar (39,334)

7. Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (35,244)

8. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Legend (32,899)

9. Twenty One Pilots, Vessel (31,006)

10. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (30,495)

11. Various Artists, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (30,328)

12. Chris Stapleton, Traveller (29,707)

13. Lana Del Rey, Born to Die (27,450)

14. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (26,644)

15. Michael Jackson, Thriller (26,092)

16. Blink-182, California (25,549)

17. Panic! at the Disco, Death of a Bachelor (24,861)

18. The Lumineers, Cleopatra (24,120)

19. Taylor Swift, 1989 (23,364)

20. Adele, 21 (22,616)

21. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV (20,919)

22. Arctic Monkeys, A.M. (20,731)

23. Nirvana, Nevermind (20,255)

24. Leon Bridges, Coming Home (19,631)

25. David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (19,373)