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Harry Styles’ new album breaks the record for most vinyl sales

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Harry Styles has claimed the world record for the most vinyl sales in a week – knocking his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift off the top spot.

The singer, 28, set a new record for the largest single week week in the United States with his third album – Harry’s House – selling an incredible 182,000 copies.

Lorraine’s showbiz correspondent Ross King shared the news during a segment on Wednesday, telling viewers: ‘This is amazing. His new album Harry’s House is absolutely brilliant.

King of pop! Harry Styles has claimed the world record for the most vinyl sales in a week – knocking his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift off the top spot

‘It’s all about vinyl – it’s back in. Harry Styles has knocked out his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift off the top spot when it comes to vinyl sales.

‘Taylor held the record for one week of sales in the US for her album Red (Taylor’s Version) with 114,000 copies but Harry has sold 182,000 copies.’

The LP had sold more than 146,000 copies within just three days of its May 20 release, already smashing Taylor’s previous record.

The sales aren’t a huge shock as his 2019 album Fine Line was a No.1 seller on vinyl in 2020 and No.4 in the charts throughout 2020.

Harry’s self-titled debut solo album also skyrocketed in the vinyl stakes and sold 236,000 copies when it was launched in 2017.

Smashed the record: Taylor held the record for one week of sales in the US for her album Red (Taylor's Version) with 114,000 copies but Harry has sold 182,000 copies

Smashed the record: Taylor held the record for one week of sales in the US for her album Red (Taylor’s Version) with 114,000 copies but Harry has sold 182,000 copies

Last year marked the first time vinyl records out sold CDs, making it the leading format for buying physical copies of music in modern times.

Harry’s House debuted in the top spot on the Billboard 200 after selling more than 521,500 album units in the US in its debut week.

The new album, for the week ending May 26, had the highest-selling week to date in 2022; and since fellow Columbia Records artist Adele sold more than 839,000 units for the week ending November 25, 2021 for her album 30.

In the UK, Harry’s new release has certainly made itself at home, as it has been marked by the fastest-selling album of the year to date, soaring right to number one.

Straight to the top: In the UK, Harry's new release has certainly made itself at home, as it has been marked the fastest-selling album of the year to date, soaring right to number one

Straight to the top: In the UK, Harry’s new release has certainly made itself at home, as it has been marked the fastest-selling album of the year to date, soaring right to number one

The album joined his single in the number one category- as the double whammy left Harry taking top spot on both the Official Album and Singles charts last week.

The single has officially gained the longest-running number one single of 2022, after a whopping eight weeks without budging.

Surpassing both of his other solo albums, the new release has already received over 113,000 chart sales in just seven days.

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Fastest selling: He released his new album Harry's House just last week, and it has been marked the fastest-selling album of the year to date

Fastest selling: He released his new album Harry’s House just last week, and it has been marked the fastest-selling album of the year to date

No moving: His single, As It Was, has officially gained the longest-running number one single of 2022, after a whopping eight weeks without budging

No moving: His single, As It Was, has officially gained the longest-running number one single of 2022, after a whopping eight weeks without budging

This is compared to his debut self-titled record which managed 57,000 UK chart sales in its first week in May 2017, and 2019’s Fine Line – which saw 49,000.

And with all the hype surrounding Harry’s new album, it has pushed Fine Line back into the UK top 10 this week too.

Celebrating the new release, the former One Direction singer held an intimate Only Night Only concert at Brixton Academy.

Flying past: Surpassing both of his other solo album's, the new release has already received over 113,000 chart sales in just seven days

Flying past: Surpassing both of his other solo album’s, the new release has already received over 113,000 chart sales in just seven days

Live show: Celebrating the new release, the former One Direction singer held an intimate concert at Brixton Academy on Tuesday evening

Live show: Celebrating the new release, the former One Direction singer held an intimate concert at Brixton Academy on Tuesday evening

All about Harry: The album has certainly made itself at home in the charts, taking over the top three

All about Harry: The album has certainly made itself at home in the charts, taking over the top three

Treating the 4,921 attendees to a host of tracks from the new album, he gave an energetic performance as he was back on UK turf.

e, as Harry sets off to perform in Glasgow on June 11 – before making his way around the UK and Europe.

The Grammy award-winning artist’s previous solo two efforts – his self-titled 2017 album and the 2019 Fine Line release – also debuted at number one in their respective first weeks.

The latest: Harry's House debuted in the top spot on the Billboard 200 after selling more than 521,500 album units in the US in its debut week

The latest: Harry’s House debuted in the top spot on the Billboard 200 after selling more than 521,500 album units in the US in its debut week

The release of Styles’ new album was bolstered by its lead single As It Was, which has been the number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 the past three weeks.

The One Direction alum has been on a media blitz promoting his third solo effort, as he appeared on shows such as Apple Music with Zane Lowe, The Howard Stern Show, the TODAY show, and Morning Edition on NPR in the past two weeks.

On Sunday Harry performed at Radio 1’s Big Weekend music festival held at Coventry, England’s War Memorial Park, where he sang cuts from his new album.

The release of Styles' new album was bolstered by its lead single As It Was, which has been the number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 the past three weeks

The release of Styles’ new album was bolstered by its lead single As It Was, which has been the number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 the past three weeks

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