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Music: 2021 Was a Good Year for Wallen, Adele — And Vinyl

This combination of album covers shows "30" by Adele, left, and “Dangerous: The Double Album,” by Morgan Wallen. Adele’s album “30” recorded the highest album sales debut in four years and Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” ended 2021 as both the top country album of the year and the most popular album across all genres, with 3.2 million equivalent album units earned during the year.  (Columbia Records, left, and Big Loud Records-Republic Records via AP)
This combination of album covers shows "30" by Adele, left, and “Dangerous: The Double Album,” by Morgan Wallen. Adele’s album “30” recorded the highest album sales debut in four years and Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” ended 2021 as both the top country album of the year and the most popular album across all genres, with 3.2 million equivalent album units earned during the year. (Columbia Records, left, and Big Loud Records-Republic Records via AP)
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New York (AP) -- New data from the music industry confirms what a lot of people long suspected — 2021 was a very good year for Morgan Wallen, Adele and vinyl.

MRC Data's year-end report, presented in collaboration with Billboard, showed that Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” ended 2021 as both the top country album of the year and the most popular album across all genres, with 3.2 million equivalent album units earned during the year.