Music Notes: The Top 10 Best-Selling CDs in Phoenix

Niki D'AndreaSeptember 16, 2021
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A recent study by music streaming service Spotify showed Phoenix was the top city in the world for CD sales, beating L.A. and other urban centers like London and Paris. With several local music retail stores across the Valley, including multiple Zia Record Exchange outlets, Phoenix seems a perfect place for picking up a piece of ’90s nostalgia or classic rock on CD – or a hot new copy of the latest K-Pop sensation. Here are the top 5 best-selling new and pre-owned CDs at Zia.

Top 5 New CDs
Seven-member South Korean boy bands BTS and GOT7 claim four of the top five spots with super sweet pop, while Taylor Swift’s newest album checks in at No. 2, boosted by sales of autographed copies provided to indie record stores.

1. BTS – BE (Essential Edition)

2. Taylor Swift – Evermore

3. GOT7 – Breath of Love: Last Piece

4. BTS – Love Yourself: Tear

5. BTS – Map of the Soul: 7

Top 5 Pre-Owned CDs
Early ’90s grunge and Top 40 FM rock from the ’70s form the multi-generational backbone of Zia’s used CD business, with multi-platinum classics still selling in all sorts of formats (well, except maybe 8-track).

1. Nirvana – Nevermind

2. Pearl Jam – Ten

3. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon

4. Fleetwood Mac – Greatest Hits

5. Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill

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