The top five selling US classical records

The top five selling US classical records


norman lebrecht

November 28, 2016

1 Il Volo

2 Joyce DiDonato


3 Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Hallelujah

4 J J Wright

5 Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Messiah

No other record topped 200 sales last week, according to Nielsen Soundscan.



  • Dirk Fischer says:

    Dear Norman, in your opinion and experience, what is the reference for a per-week-sale in classical music? You seem to imply as if 200 units a week would be normal.

    Dirk Fischer
    Director, Solaire Records

  • Babarona says:

    Please post the complete Soundscan results. Without that information, artists can hardly plan to make a recording with hopes of selling a good number.