By Raven Saunt For Mailonline
Published: 09:20 GMT, 1 January 2020 | Updated: 09:50 GMT, 1 January 2020
More than half of 2019's top 20 selling albums were releases from previous years as LP sales continue to plummet.
The official chart, which was released yesterday, revealed that the bulk of popular albums were in fact from 2017 and 2018.
It even included albums from artists including Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Rod Stewart and Elton John.
The official chart, which was released yesterday, even included compilation albums from artists including Fleetwood Mac (pictured)
It revealed that the bulk of popular albums were in fact from 2017 and 2018 and also included works by Elton John (left) and Rod Stewart (right)
It is thought to be the first year that the annual chart has not been dominated by fresh releases and indicates that albums are becoming increasingly less popular with music consumers.
Lewis Capaldi and Ed Sheeran took the top two spots with their 2019 releases of Divinely Uninspired... and No. 6 Collaborations Project respectively.
But the oldest in the batch by far was The Platinum Collection by Queen which was originally released in 2000.
Soundtracks from popular musicals also found their way into the official chart including that from Bohemian Rhapsody and The Greatest Showman.
More than half of 2019's top 20 selling albums were releases from previous years despite Lewis Capaldi (left) and Ed Sheeran (right) bagging the two top spots
This year there were only nine fresh albums that reached the top 20 which is significantly lower