Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album Rumors is one of the best-selling albums of 2022 — here’s why — Forbes | Hot Mobile Press

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The best-selling albums of 2022 include the anticipated recent hits from Harry Styles, BTS and Adele and, surprisingly, the 1977 album rumours by Fleetwood Mac, billboard Announced Thursday, about halfway through the year.

Important facts

rumours is the ninth best-selling album of 2022 to date and the only work on the top 10 chart not released in 2021 or 2022.

The album featuring the classic hits “Dreams” – which has over 1 billion streams on Spotify – “The Chain” and “Go Your Own Way” is also the fourth best selling vinyl of the year, which could contribute to its overall sales increase.

rumours celebrated its 45th anniversary in February and was honored with stories of its chaotic genesis and classic songs, press that could have sparked renewed interest in the work.

Earlier this year, experts said The guard Its long chart history can be credited to its sound because it “never goes out of style” and its popularity on vinyl.

rumours is also one of the best selling vinyl albums of the year in the UK

Streams of “Dreams” soared in 2020 after the song went viral on TikTok thanks to a video of a man skateboarding to the tune while drinking cranberry juice.


“We don’t talk about Bruno” from the Encanto Soundtrack is the most streamed song of the year so far, and Latto’s “Big Energy” is the best selling song of the year so far and Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” is the most listened song on radio in the US so far this year. Selling vinyl could also contribute to the success of Harry’s housesince it’s also the best-selling vinyl album of the year so far.

Best-selling albums of 2022 so far

  1. Harry’s houseHarry Styles (2022)
  2. proveBTS (2022)
  3. AngryOlivia Rodrigo (2021)
  4. 30Adele (2021)
  5. Encanto Soundtrack (2021)
  6. StrangeStray Kids (2022)
  7. Twilight FMThe Weekend (2022)
  8. Boundless loveRed Hot Chili Peppers (2022)
  9. rumoursFleetwood-Mac (1977)
  10. Minisode 2: Thursday ChildTomorrow X Together (2022)

Best streamed songs of 2022 so far

  1. “We’re not talking about Bruno,” The Encanto Cast (2021)
  2. “Industry Baby”, Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow (2021)
  3. “Heat Waves”, Glass Animals (2020)
  4. “Super Gremlin”, Kodak Black (2022)
  5. “Enemy”, Imagine Dragons and JID (2021)
  6. “The Way It Was”, Harry Styles (2022)
  7. “Stay,” Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI (2021)
  8. “Surface Pressure”, Jessica Darrow (2021)
  9. “First Class”, Jack Harlow (2022)
  10. abcdefu, Gayle (2022)

The most listened to songs on the radio so far in 2022

  1. “Heat Waves”, Glass Animals (2020)
  2. “Stay,” Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI (2021)
  3. “Already to Me”, Adele (2021)
  4. “Ghost”, Justin Bieber (2021)
  5. “It’s What I Want”, Lil Nas X (2021)
  6. “Big Energy”, Latto (2022)
  7. “Bad Habits”, Ed Sheeran (2021)
  8. “Shock,” Ed Sheeran (2021)
  9. “Woman”, Doja Cat (2021)
  10. “I Need to Know”, Doja Cat (2021)

The best-selling songs of 2022 so far

  1. “Big Energy”, Latto (2022)
  2. “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”, Dua Lipa and Elton John (2021)
  3. “We’re not talking about Bruno,” The Encanto Cast (2021)
  4. “AA”, Walker Hayes (2021)
  5. abcdefu, Gayle (2022)
  6. “About the Damned Time”, Lizzo (2022)
  7. “The Way It Was”, Harry Styles (2022)
  8. “Until You Can’t,” Cody Johnson (2021)
  9. “Shock,” Ed Sheeran (2021)
  10. “Fancy Like”, Walker Hayes (2021)

What to look out for

Those lists could soon be turned on their head with the release of several highly anticipated projects. Beyoncé’s latest album Renaissance coming out next week. Lizzo’s new album Special will be released on Friday. Eminem’s curtain up 2 will be released on August 2nd.

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Since its release in April Harry’s house broke records published by Spotify, and its lead single “As It Was” surpassed them billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks. That Encanto Soundtrack dominated the billboard Atop the Hot 100 and 200 charts for weeks earlier this year, it’s no surprise that two of the year’s most popular songs have been among the most streamed to date.

Further reading

Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ tops Billboard charts for ninth time as Lizzo climbs (Forbes)

‘Encanto’ Soundtrack Drops From Number One On Billboard 200 After Nine Weeks (Forbes)

Fleetwood Mac: Who’s still buying rumors after 926 weeks on the charts? (The guard)

Harry Styles’ New Album “Harry’s House” Breaks a Vinyl Sales Record (Forbes)

Tyler, The Creator Album Tops Billboard Charts Thanks to Record-Breaking Vinyl Sales (Forbes)

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