The new album scores band a 7th Number one position
Coldplay have topped the UK album charts for a 7th time, it has been officially reported today (February 12).
The news follows on from their hotly tipped live performance at Super Bowl 50 last Sunday (February 7) during the half time celebrations, where they shared stage with Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson and Beyonce.
Originally released in December 2015, ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ has this week reached the UK album top spot. The new LP is the latest in a succession of straight number one albums for the UK band, since the release of their début full length ‘Parachutes’ back in 2000, according to The Official UK Charts Company.
The company reported that the album’s sales had a spike of 8,000 copies sold directly after their Super Bowl 50 performance on Monday February 8.
Previously, ‘A Head Full OF Dreams’ was kept off the top spot by Adele‘s ’25’, which has now dropped to number 2 in the chart. Last week David Bowie‘s hit collection, Best Of Bowie, was crowned number 1 but has slid back to number 3 in the charts.
Coldplay have also seen a surge in combined singles sales, with their Beyoncé collaboration ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ one of the week’s highest climbers so far. The song has risen from Number 60 to 28.
You can watch the band’s Super Bowl performance in the player below.
Coldplay’s Jonny Buckland and Will Champion recently spoke to NME ahead of their Super Bowl performance, describing the chance to play the high-profile show as “surreal”.
“It felt pretty good,” Buckland said about being asked to play the gig. “Will and I went to it last year, to watch the game. It’s so big that you can’t even begin to think about it.”
Champion described the gig as “slightly terrifying,” but also as “a huge opportunity”. He added: “A lot of our favourite bands or acts have done it. It’s a bit too big to comprehend. We’re treating it as ‘we’ve got twelve minutes to play, let’s try and do as well as we can’. So much goes into it, but it’s one of those things where you never really know what’s going to happen on the day.”