June 15, 2008 19:22
Coldplay Number One on three days' sales
'Viva La Vida' is the band's fastest-selling album
Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends' has taken the Number One spot in the UK Album Charts tonight (June 15), despite only being available to buy for three days.
According to the Official UK Chart Company, the album has sold 302,000 since its release on Thursday (June 12), outselling the other artists in the top five album chart combined.
'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends' has comfortably beaten the first week sales totals of their albums 'Parachutes' and 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head', but hasn't toppled 'X&Y''s first week total.
The Thursday release has meant that the album is Coldplay's fastest-selling release, however.
Last week's Number One, Paul Weller's '22 Dreams', fell to Number Four, while The Fratellis' 'Here We Stand' charted at Number Five.
In the Singles Chart, Mint Royale's remix of 'Singin' In The Rain' stayed at Number One, while Rihanna's 'Take A Bow' remained a place below.
The Top 10 Singles are:
1. Mint Royale - 'Singin' In The Rain'
2. Rihanna - 'Take A Bow'
3. Ne-Yo - 'Closer'
4. The Ting Tings - 'That's Not My Name'
5. Sara Bareilles - 'Love Song'
6. Gabriella Cilmi - 'Sweet About Me'
7. Duffy - 'Warwick Avenue'
8. Chris Brown - 'Forever'
9. Sam Sparro - 'Black And Gold'
10.Will.I.Am. ft. Cheryl Cole - 'Heartbreaker
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