HMV predicts biggest vinyl sales since the 1980s

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Sales of vinyl records are expected to exceed four million by the end of the year, thanks to the likes of big artists including both the Gallagher brothers' releasing solo projects. 

The BPI (British Phonographic Industry) has predicted that sales will exceed four million by the end of the year, the highest the figure has been since records began back in the early 1990s.

The hike in sales is thanks, in part, to big artists including Ed Sheeran. Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher all releasing their records on vinyl, as well as other formats.

HMV are expected to sell 1.5 million vinyl albums in 2017, with sales already up 31% on last year.

The news comes after supermarket chain Sainsburys launched their own range of vinyl compilation albums for shoppers to pick up alongside their groceries, with 1 in 20 vinyl records in the UK now purchased in a Sainsburys store.