Are you ready to go back to the cassette era? According to a recent report by Nielson Music, about 174,000 cassette albums were sold in the U.S. during 2017. That number rose from the 129,000 sold in 2016.
Last year Tyler, the Creator’s Flower Boy, Frank Ocean’s Blond, Jay-Z’s 4:44, Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2, and more were some of albums that were available on cassette.
A lot of the of cassette sales grossed from the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtracks—Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Mix, Vol. 1.
It’s time to dust off that old cassette player and purchase some new tapes!
Check out the top-selling cassette sales below.
|TOP 10 SELLING CASSETTE ALBUMS OF 2017 IN U.S.|
|1||Soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2||19,000|
|2||Soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1||15,000|
|3||Soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Mix, Vol. 1||5,000|
|4||Soundtrack, Stranger Things, Volume One||3,000|
|5||Eminem, The Eminem Show||3,000|
|6||Various Artists, The Hamilton Mixtape||3,000|
|7||Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain(Soundtrack)||2,000|
|8||Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface||2,000|
|9||Kanye West, Yeezus||2,000|
Source: Nielsen Music & Billboard