Thursday, November 3, 2011

Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

International rock sensation Coldplay has done it again. After surprising fans over the summer with their first single in two years, "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall," followed by another, "Paradise," the band's latest album (of which both singles stem), Mylo Xyloto, debuted at the No. 1 spot on Billboard 200 chart this week, selling more than 447,000 copies.

Billboard reports that Coldplay's previous two albums--Viva La Vida Or Death and All His Friends and X&Y--also debuted at No. 1, both selling more than 700,000 copies in their first weeks.  Mylo Xyloto's debut landed the third-largest sales week of the year, succeeding Lady Gaga's Born This Way (1.1 million) and Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV (964,000).  It has also landed the second-largest sales week by a rock artist, after U2's No Line On The Horizon debuted at No. 1 in March 2009.

Congratulations, boys!

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