Coldplay score fastest-selling album of 2014 with ‘Ghost Stories’

Meanwhile, Chris Martin joins Kings Of Leon onstage in Glasgow at Radio 1's One Big Weekend

Coldplay have scored the fastest selling album of 2014 with ‘Ghost Stories’.

The album was today (May 25) named as the band’s sixth consecutive Number One album by the Official Charts Company, after selling 168,000 copies since its release last Monday (May 19). Altogether, the band have sold 11.1 million albums in the UK since the release of their debut, 2000’s ‘Parachutes’. Earlier, the band’s frontman Chris Martin joined Kings Of Leon onstage at Radio 1’s One Big Weekend in Glasgow, to play ‘Fans’ from the band’s 2007 album ‘Because Of The Times’.

Other new entries in the Official Album Chart include Beautiful South bandmates Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s ‘What Have We Become’ at Number Three, whilst the 20th anniversary re-issue of Oasis’ ‘Definitely Maybe’ is in at Number Five. REM’s ‘Unplugged 1991 & 2001 – The Complete Sessions’ entered the chart at Number 22.

Meanwhile, in the Official Singles Chart Sam Smith has had this third Number One with ‘Stay With Me’. “I don’t even know what to say,” he commented. “I really poured my heart into this record and I’m just so happy people love this song. Thank you so much.” Elsewhere, Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’ entered the chart at Number 15 and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pills N Potions’ at 38.