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Tyler, the Creator Tops Vinyl Sales in 2023 as Best-Selling Male Artist

In a remarkable achievement, Tyler, the Creator has claimed the title of the best-selling male artist in vinyl sales for 2023, solidifying his position as a dominant force in the music industry.
Words by Jayvis Mercado
Photo from Tyler, The Creator’s official Instagram page @feliciathegoat, with no intended copyright infringement.

Tyler, the Creator has emerged as the best-selling rapper on vinyl in 2023, according to recent reports. The artist achieved an impressive sales figure of 552,000 records in the United States, solidifying his position as not only the top-selling rapper of the year but also the best-selling male artist overall. In fact, Tyler, the Creator secured the third spot among all artists in terms of vinyl sales. Expressing gratitude, he took to Twitter and thanked his fans, saying, “thanks to you all who helps in keeping physical media alive!”

Several other notable hip-hop artists also made it to the top 10 list for vinyl sales in 2023. Travis Scott claimed the fourth position with 474,000 albums sold, Kendrick Lamar secured the sixth spot with 382,000 albums, and the late Mac Miller landed at the tenth spot with 354,000 albums sold.

Leading the vinyl sales chart for the year was Taylor Swift, who held onto her position as the top-selling artist for the third consecutive year, with an impressive 3.484 million albums sold. Lana Del Rey followed closely behind at the second spot with 646,000 copies. The rest of the top 10 featured Olivia Rodrigo at fifth place with 408,000 albums, Metallica at seventh with 378,000 albums, The Beatles at eighth with 373,000 albums, and Fleetwood Mac at ninth with 357,000 albums.

Overall, the US witnessed a significant rise in vinyl sales in 2023, with a total of 49.61 million records sold, marking a 14.2% increase from the previous year’s 43.46 million copies. Notably, one out of every 25 vinyl albums sold belonged to Taylor Swift.

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