More than HALF of 2019's top 20 selling albums are OLD as LP sales continue to ...

More than HALF of last year's top 20 selling albums are OLD - including a Queen compilation from 2000 - as LP sales continue to plummet Official chart, released yesterday, revealed bulk were in fact from 2017 and 2018 It is thought to be first year the chart has not been dominated by fresh releases The oldest was Queen's The Platinum Collection originally released in 2000

By Raven Saunt For Mailonline

Published: 09:20 GMT, 1 January 2020 | Updated: 09:50 GMT, 1 January 2020

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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)

The official chart, which was released yesterday, even included compilation albums from artists including Fleetwood Mac (pictured)

Elton John

Rod Stewart

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. 

Lewis Capaldi

Ed Sheeran

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

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