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KSI And Record Store Day Boosted The Albums Market For The Latest Chart Week

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KSI And Record Store Day Boosted The Albums Market For The Latest Chart Week

KSI’s sophomore album All Over The Place (BMG) debuted at No.1 with sales of 34,328 (Official Charts Company), a 25% increase on the opening of the UK rapper’s debut LP Dissimulation (27,472 week one sales). Dissimulation, which peaked at No.2, has sales to date of 98,978. All Over The Place is BMG’s first chart-topper of 2021 so far.

With an array of signed editions and formats, KSI racked up 18,421 physical copies of All Over The place, including 5,227 vinyl units. The album’s 20.9 million streams added up to a further 13,389 chart sales.

The albums market for the week reached 1,836,029 units across all formats – a 9.75% rise and its highest level for five weeks. Physical sales increased by 8.64% week-on-week to 308,403, although a big streaming week meant physical only had a 16.8% market share.

While Record Store Day did not quite deliver the results of last month’s first vinyl drop, the second and final drop of 2021 still helped lift vinyl LP sales above 100,000 units. The weekly total of 105,221 represented a 35.6% increase on the previous week for vinyl LPs. Overall physical sales were up 8.6% week-on-week to 308,403.

While RSD titles are strictly limited, rapid sales of the available copies provided chart entries for Dee Gees – Hail Satin (Columbia) by Foo Fighters (No.17, 3,006 sales) and the 50th anniversary purple vinyl edition of Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath (Sanctuary/BMG) at No.51 (1,677 sales).

Following the first Record Store Day vinyl drop last month, physical sales were up 12.9% week-on-week to 384,982 and a 20.7% market share – the highest since Christmas. Vinyl LP sales during the week hit 150,362.

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