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Cassette album sales make a come back!


According to Nielson Music, cassettes had a great year in 2017 as the sales rose by 35%. With 174,000 copies sold, it is an increase over 2016’s 129,000. Several big artists preferred to release their projects via cassettes throughout last year. Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2, DJ Khaled’s Grateful, and Lana Del Rey’s Lust for Life were just some of the mainstream albums that were available in this format, however, a large percentage of 2017’s cassette sales were credited to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. The report found that audiences are progressively turning to on-demand streaming to get their music, while sales in physical media are falling. But some formats are experiencing a boost: 2017 was considered to be the best year in cassettes sales after 2012.

Here are top 10 selling cassettes of 2017 –

01. Soundtrack – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 (19,000)
02. Soundtrack – Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1(15,000)
03. Soundtrack – Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Mix, Vol. 1(5,000)
04. Soundtrack – Stranger Things, Volume One (3,000)
05. Eminem – The Eminem Show (3,000)
06. Various Artists – The Hamilton Mixtape (3,000)
07. Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain (2,000)
08. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface (2,000)
09. Kanye West – Yeezus (2,000)
10 Nirvana – Nevermind (2,000)

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