Taylor Swift is the driving force behind vinyl sales in the UK reaching a 30-year high.

With a little assistance from Taylor Swift, vinyl record sales in the UK have soared this year to a level not seen since 1990. 

According to preliminary data provided on Thursday by the British Phonographic Industry, an association of UK record labels and corporations, 

vinyl sales have increased 11.7% to 5.9 million units so far in 2023.This represents a 16-year run of increasing sales for the classic format,  

more than four times the growth in sales in 2022, according to a BPI study of data from Official Charts, which records UK music sales and streaming. 

According to the trade association, this week was the greatest week for vinyl album sales this century, with over 250,000 vinyl albums purchased. 

The Rolling Stones' "Hackney Diamonds," Lana Del Rey's "Did You Know There's A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd.",  

and Swift's "Speak Now (Taylor's Version)" have all sold the most copies  ,

of their albums this year, after Swift's 2014 release of "1989 (Taylor's Version)."

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