Noel Gallagher has topped the new vinyl record chart with his second solo record Chasing Yesterday. Vinyl records have been granted their own official chart in line with a boom in sales in the format in recent years.

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher topped the first week of the vinyl chart with Chasing Yesterday

Vinyl album sales are up to 69 per cent year on year - singles are up 23 per cent. 1.29 million LPs were sold in 2014 including albums from Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan. 

However, the biggest seller on the first week of the official chart was Gallagher, who edged out younger acts including Royal Blood.

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"With sales of vinyl albums at their highest level since the heady days of Britpop - and growing - the introduction of an Official Vinyl Chart at this time makes perfect sense," said Gennaro Castaldo of British recorded music industry body, the BPI.

"The chart will not only help us to better understand which artists and type of music are driving this resurgence, but will also help guide a new generation of younger, but emotionally-engaged, fans as they contemplate the vinyl delights that await them." 

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Kim Bayley, the chief executive of the Entertainment Retailers Association which runs Record Store Day, said: "Independent record stores in particular have driven the vinyl revival, stocking and supporting the format when much of the world had written it off."

The rest of the vinyl top 10 was made up by Led Zeppelin, Arctic Monkeys, Public Service Broadcasting, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, War on Drugs and Peace. 

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