Overall, 257 million albums were sold in the United States in 2014, 11 percent less than 2013. Digital album sales fell by 9 percent, continuing 2013’s first-ever decline in digital sales. Swift’s 1989 was the top-selling digital album, selling 1.41 million units.
Vinyl record sales continue to rise (Fat Possum recently opened a new vinyl pressing plant to meet demand). Sales are are up 52 percent this year at 9.2 million. Jack White’s Lazaretto was the top selling vinyl album, selling 87,000 units.