June 15, 2005 16:35

COLDPLAY NUMBER ONE IN 22 COUNTRIES

’X&Y’ is selling shitloads everywhere...

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COLDPLAY have followed their massive success in the UK by scoring their first Number One album in America.

The band’s album ’X&Y’ sold 737,000 copies inside a week in the US, and is the second biggest selling first week sale in the country, beaten only by 50 Cent’s ’The Massacre’, which topped a million in its first week.

In the UK, the album went straight to the top of the UK albums charts, becoming the second biggest first week seller in British chart history, behind Oasis’ third album ’Be Here Now’.

It’s the first time since the release of Radiohead’s ’Kid A’ that a new British album has occupied the top spot on both charts. In total, the band are Number One in 22 countries.

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

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