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Billboard has published its mid-year charts for 2016, and the late David Bowie has scored the top-selling vinyl album for the first half of the year with his final studio effort, Blackstar . The album, which was released two days before Bowie’s January 10 death, sold 57,000 vinyl copies — 21,000 more than the #2 bestselling LP, Adele ‘s 25 .

Also among the 10 bestselling vinyl records for 2016 so far are Bob Marley and the Wailers ‘ 1984 Legend compilation and The Beatles ‘ classic 1969 album Abbey Road . Legend landed in fifth place with 23,000 copies sold, while Abbey Road takes the #7 spot with 21,000 in sales.

Meanwhile, Blackstar was among the top 10 albums in overall pure sales, finishing at #8 with 428,000 copies sold.

 

See the full Top 10 beneath.

1. David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’ (57,000)
2. Adele – ’25’ (36,000)
3. Twenty One Pilots – ‘Blurryface’ (31,000)
4. Amy Winehouse – ‘Back to Black’ (27,000)
5. Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ (23,000)
6. Kendrick Lamar – ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ (22,000)
7. The Beatles – ‘Abbey Road’ (21,000)
8. Twenty One Pilots – ‘Vessel’ (20,000)
9. Miles Davis – ‘Kind of Blue’ (19,000)
10. The Lumineers – ‘Cleopatra’ (19,000)
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