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Coldplay album fastest-selling this year

The Straits Times | Thursday, May 29, 2014

Coldplay, Christ Martin (third from left) is the frontman of the English indie rockers Coldplay.


British band Coldplay's new album Ghost Stories went straight to No. 1 in the charts on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said, becoming the fastest-selling album of the year. The group's sixth studio album and sixth successive British No. 1 album, it has sold 168,000 copies since going on sale on May 19, a figure the Charts Company called "staggering".

Coldplay knocked last week's No. 1 album Xscape, a collection of previously unreleased songs by the late Michael Jackson, off the top perch into second place.

This article was first published on May 27, 2014.
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