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Band's latest album was released on Monday (May 19)

Coldplay‘s new album ‘Ghost Stories’ is set to become the fastest selling album of the year so far in the UK.

The album was released on Monday (May 19) and immediately shot to the top of the charts in 72 countries around the world.

Official Chart Company data reveals that over 82,000 copies of the record were sold in Britain on the first day alone. This places them comfortable ahead of the previous one-day sales record in 2014, Paolo Nutini‘s ‘Caustic Love’, which sold 44,000 within 24 hours.

This makes the chances of Coldplay topping the Official Albums Chart this week look very likely. If they achieve the landmark position, it will be the band’s sixth Number One with their sixth album, following; Parachutes (2000), A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002), X&Y (2005), Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008) and Mylo Xyloto (2011).

Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot says, “The arrival of any Coldplay album is always an event and Ghost Stories is no exception. To so comfortably achieve the biggest first day of any album is remarkable, especially after a three–year wait since their last album. Every one of Coldplay’s studio albums has achieved Number Onen status and Ghost Stories is on course to maintain that perfect record.”

Coldplay have also recently announced a string of live dates around the world, including a London show in July.

Coldplay will play:


Glasgow Green, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, UK (May 24)
Paris Casino de Paris, France (May 28)
Tokyo Dome City Hall, Japan (June 12)
London Royal Albert Hall, UK (July 1)