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When music CDs [came / come] out over 30 years ago, everyone thought that would mean the [end / ends] of vinyl records. After MP3s and streaming came [longing / along] , people thought records would die. This was not the [box / case] . Vinyl records have been making a [throwback / comeback] . Many younger people are becoming very interested in the seven-inch and 12-inch discs. So much so [what / that] in 2022, vinyl record sales were greater than CD sales for the first time [since / for] 1987. In 2022, just over 41 million vinyl records were sold in the US. This [compares / comparison] to 33 million CDs. Records have been increasing in popularity for quite some time. The year 2022 was the 16th [consecutively / consecutive] year of growth for record sales. Records now account [at / for] 71 per cent of non-digital music.

The CEO [on / of] the Recording Industry Association of America, Mitch Glazier, said there has been a "remarkable" [arise / rise] in record sales. He said: "Vinyl is cementing its [role / roll] as a fixture of the modern music marketplace." He added: "Music [loves / lovers] can't get enough of the high-quality sound and real connection to artists that vinyl [delivery / delivers] ….Record labels have met that demand with a steady stream [at / of] exclusives, special re-issues, and beautifully crafted packages and discs." Many people say the covid pandemic has helped records [make / do] a comeback. A record label boss said: "Lots of folks were [sticky / stuck] at home working in the pandemic…They invested [in / on] turntables and hi-fi….I think that's still carrying [on / off] today."

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