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Coldplay's X&Y is number one in 22 countries


Story: Jack Foley

COLDPLAY may have lost out in the singles chart battle to a certain Crazy Frog, but justice has been done in terms of album sales, as X&Y looks set to become one of the biggest-selling albums of all-time.

The album went straight to the No.1 spot in the UK chart, becoming the second biggest first-weeker seller in British chart history.

It's beaten only by Oasis' third album, Be Here Now.

In America, meanwhile, X&Y scored an even bigger triumph, scoring the band's first number one and selling a colossal 737,000 copies in its first week.

The phenomenal success means that it has become the second biggest first-week seller of the year in the States, beaten only by 50 Cent's The Massacre (which moved a million copies).

And the success didn't stop there, as X&Y became the number one album in 22 countries upon its first week of release, thereby ensuring its position as one of the great releases of all-time.

Coldplay are currently on a European tour, which includes a headline appearance at Glastonbury festival (June 25) and headline shows at Crystal Palace.

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