ROBBIE WILLIAMS\' ALBUM HELPS CASSETTE SALES REACH 15-YEAR HIGH

ROBBIE WILLIAMS' ALBUM HELPS CASSETTE SALES REACH 15-YEAR HIGH

Figures show that 2019 marked a fifth consecutive year of growth in the consumption of recorded music in the UK.

Robbie Williams's latest album has helped cassette sales to hit a 15-year high.

The singer's latest offering, The Christmas Present, was the fastest-selling cassette album since Now 52 in July 2002.

Releases by Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, Kylie Minogue and Madonna also did well on the format this year, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

Cassette sales still only account for just 0.1% of overall recorded music consumption, but demand has increased for seven consecutive years, and the 2019 sales tally of 80,404 purchases is the biggest annual total recorded in 15 years.

Growth also continued for vinyl, with 4.3 million LPs sold, the biggest total this century.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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