Home Music Update: The Beatles’ Surprising Sales Figures Bode Well for Their Streaming Launch

As we approach Beatles’ Eve– or Christmas Eve, as it used to be called– here are just a few numbers to think about.

According to SoundScan, the Beatles’ $50 “1 + 1” box set has sold an impressive 10,700 copies since November 6th.

The “1” CD, released in 2000, brainchild of the last Neil Aspinall, has sold 12.6 million copies in the U.S. This year alone, “1” has sold 182,000 copies.

On the SoundScan year end catalog list– that’s all records released up until 2 years ago– the Beatles have at least 4 albums in the top 100.

This year alone, the vinyl version of “Sgt. Pepper” has sold 43,000 copies. The vinyl version, mind you. (So glad I kept the original.)

“Abbey Road” is number 4 on the list of LPs sold this year.

So get ready. However it plays out on Thursday, it’s going to be a wild night on Spotify.

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