Cassette sales have reached a 15-year high. Yes, you read correctly, and yes, they’re still a thing.
Largely thanks to Billie Eilish and The 1975, plus fans who enjoy the vintage music medium, a new report from the Official Charts Company shows 2018 as the highest sales point of cassettes in the U.K. since 2014, with the trend continuing this year.
Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is 2019’s highest seller at 4,000 copies, while The 1975 topped last year with A Brief Inquiry, now at 8,000 copies sold.
Catfish and the Bottlemen were also featured on 2019’s best-seller list at second with The Balance.