This year is predicted to be the biggest for vinyl sales since the late 1980s, as the format’s popularity grows among young listeners.

Sales are strong across all genres as well as on both new releases and back catalogues, according to HMV.

The entertainment giant – which has suffered historically from the demise of physical media – said that it was on track to sell 1.5 million records during 2017 and predicting that it would sell 10 every minute in the run up to Christmas.

The retailer has seen vinyl sales rise 31% this year, powered by the top five best-selling artists on the format, which include Ed Sheeran and Amy Winehouse.

HMV music manager John Hirst said: “2017 is set to be our biggest year for vinyl sales since the late 1980s, with demand soaring across all genres and artists.

“A strong year for new releases from artists such as Ed Sheeran and Rag & Bone Man has been followed up with a really strong back end, with the Gallagher brothers really driving the LP sales into Q4.

“Sales also continue to soar across our back catalogue, perhaps as people use streaming as a discovery tool alongside wanting to browse and collect physical music formats.”