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
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
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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