2021 was another great year for collecting vinyl. The Discogs Community purchased over 12,000,000 records throughout the year!
The top 50 best-selling records of 2021 prove once again that the Community has very eclectic taste. The list includes everything from the Cro-Mags to Cat Stevens. However, classic reissues and limited Record Store Day releases weren’t the only records being snatched up in large quantities.
Tracy Chapman has become a staple of the monthly best-selling roundups, so it’s in no way surprising that she would wind up on the top 50 best-selling records of 2021. Long out of print, used copies of this 1988 pressing of her self-titled album continue to sell well on Discogs.
Live recordings of legendary acts like The Police, The Grateful Dead, and Tears For Fears ended up on this year’s list. Ariana Grande and Twenty One Pilots also landed on the list with limited-edition live records.
About the data: In order to prepare this list in time for a year-end review, the best-selling data reflects January 1, 2021, through November 30, 2021.