More than 1.5 million albums will be sold in the UK this year...

HMV have revealed that it expects to sell more than 1.5 million albums in the UK this year.

The chain joined the vinyl revival last year, stocking black wax at shops across the country. The move has been warmly received, with HMV set to sell more vinyl albums this year than at any time since 1997.

The topsellers are a mixed bunch. David Bowie's 'Blackstar' is out in front, followed by the ever-green Amy Winehouse favourite 'Back To Black'.

Curiously, the Guardians Of The Galaxy Soundtrack is just ahead of both The Stone Roses and The 1975 - to each their own, we suppose.

In recognition of this, HMV is launching Vinyl Week - running between June 13th - 19th, fans will be able to purchase special editions of classic records from The Sex Pistols, Manic Street Preachers, The Clash, and more.

Gennaro Castaldo, Director of Communications at BPI, said: “Sales of vinyl have risen dramatically since their low point in 2007, with over two million LPs purchased last year for the first time in more than two decades. With no let-up in sight, the BPI has every expectation this trend will continue, and estimates that up to 3.5 million LPs or more could be purchased during the course of 2016”.

Related: What Do The Vinyl Charts Mean, Anyway?

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