Record Store Day 2024’s Top Sellers: Noah Kahan, Olivia Rodrigo, Paramore, Pearl Jam & More

Kahan’s blue-colored pressing of I Was/I Am was the top-selling RSD 2024 album, while Kahan and Olivia Rodrigo teamed up for the top single.

Noah Kahan and Olivia Rodrigo

Noah Kahan and Olivia Rodrigo perform onstage during the Olivia Rodrigo Sold-Out GUTS World Tour at Madison Square Garden on April 5, 2024 in New York City.

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Vinyl releases from Noah Kahan, Olivia Rodrigo, Paramore, Pearl Jam and more were among the top-sellers from Record Store Day (RSD) 2024 in the United States, according to data tracking firm Luminate.

The annual independent record store celebration was held on April 20 this year and boasted a bevy of unique and limited-edition albums and singles (mostly vinyl pressings) created for the festivities. More than 350 titles were released for RSD 2024 at independent record stores across the United States.

Kahan does double-duty with both the top-selling RSD single and album, according to Luminate (see lists, below). The top-selling RSD-exclusive single was a joint effort from Kahan and Rodrigo: a two-song, 7-inch colored-vinyl. The single features Rodrigo’s cover of Kahan’s “Stick Season” and Kahan’s cover of Rodrigo’s “Lacy,” both recorded in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. The top-selling RSD-exclusive album was a blue-colored vinyl pressing of Kahan’s 2021 sophomore album I Was/I Am.

The Nos. 2 to 5-biggest selling RSD-exclusive albums were: Paramore’s This Is Why / Re: This Is Why (double vinyl set, bone and ruby red-colored vinyl), Pearl Jam’s Dark Matter (on yellow and black ghostly-colored vinyl), Paramore’s Re: This Is Why (on ruby red-colored vinyl) and Talking HeadsLive at WCOZ 77 (double vinyl). (Paramore was also the RSD 2024 Ambassador, following in the footsteps of such recent previous RSD Ambassadors as Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires (2023), Taylor Swift (2022), Fred Armisen (2021), Brandi Carlile (2020) and Pearl Jam (2019).

While most RSD 2024 titles had a fairly limited pressing — under 5,000 each — a few titles this year earned larger production runs (such as I Was/I Am and the Kahan/Rodrigo single, which each had a run of more than 30,000).

Top-Selling Record Store Day 2024 Exclusive Albums at Independent Record Stores in the U.S.
Rank, Artist, Title
1. Noah Kahan, I Was/I Am (blue-colored vinyl)
2. Paramore, This Is Why / Re: This Is Why (Standard + Remix) (bone and ruby red-colored double vinyl)
3. Pearl Jam, Dark Matter (yellow and black ghostly-colored vinyl)
4. Paramore, Re: This Is Why (ruby red-colored vinyl)
5. Talking Heads, Live at WCOZ 77 (double vinyl)
6. The 1975, The 1975 Live at Gorilla (white-colored double vinyl)
7. The Weeknd, Live at SoFi Stadium (triple vinyl)
8. ATEEZ, The World EP.Fin: Will [X. Ver.] (clear or black-colored vinyl + 7-inch vinyl)
9. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (picture disc vinyl)
10. David Bowie, Waiting in the Sky (Before the Starman Came to Earth) (vinyl)
11. Wallows, Nothing Happens (5th Anniversary Edition) (aqua splatter and aqual with white splatter-colored double vinyl)
12. Young Thug, Jeffery (vinyl)
13. Team Sleep, Team Sleep (gold-colored double vinyl)
14. Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Fuckin’ Up (clear-colored double vinyl)
15. Ramones, The 1975 Sire Demos (vinyl)
16. Gorillaz, Cracker Island (Deluxe Vinyl Version) (pink and magenta-colored double vinyl)
17. The Replacements, Not Ready for Prime Time: Live at the Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, January 11, 1986 (double vinyl)
18. Grateful Dead, Nightfall of Diamonds (180 gram four vinyl LP set)
19. Soundtrack, Lost in Translation (Music From the Motion Picture Soundtrack [Deluxe Edition]) (double vinyl)
20. The Cure, The Top (picture disc vinyl)
21. Bill Evans, Everybody Digs Bill Evans (180 gram vinyl)
22. Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage (vinyl)
23. The Doors, Live at Konserthuset, Stockholm, September 20, 1968 (triple vinyl)
24. Various Artists, South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert (Towelie-Blue-colored triple vinyl)
25. John Lennon, Mind Games EP (140 gram glow-in-the-dark-colored vinyl)
Source: Luminate, for the week ending April 25, 2024

Top-Selling Record Store Day 2024 Exclusive Singles at Independent Record Stores in U.S.
Rank, Artist, Title

1. Olivia Rodrigo & Noah Kahan, Stick Season (Rodrigo) / Lacy (Kahan), Live from the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge (7-inch colored vinyl)
2. David Byrne & Paramore, Hard Times / Burning Down the House (12-inch vinyl)
3. U2, Atomic City (Live at Sphere, Las Vegas) / Atomic City (Mike WiLL Made-It Remix) (10-inch transparent red-colored vinyl)
4. 100 Gecs, Hey Big Man / Torture Me / Runaway (10-inch vinyl)
5. Daft Punk, Something About Us / Veridis Quo / Voyager (Dominique Torti’s Wild Style Edit) (12-inch vinyl)
6. The Beatles, She Loves You (3-inch vinyl)
7. G.B.I., The Regulator (7-inch vinyl)
8. Lil Peep, Star Shopping / Star Shopping (Live in London) / Star Shopping (Live in Belgium) (7-inch vinyl)
9. Holly Humberstone/MUNA, Into Your Room (with MUNA) (7-inch vinyl)
10. Chappell Roan, Pink Pony Club / Naked in Manhattan (7-inch baby pink-colored vinyl)
Source: Luminate, for the week ending April 25, 2024

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