Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Is the Best-Selling Album of 2014 So Far

Official Chart Company data reveals best sellers at half-way point in year.

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Coldplay's sixth album "Ghost Stories" has been named the top-selling album of 2014 so far by the Official Charts CompanyNME reports.

The record was released in May and sold 168,000 copies in its first week. It has since sold in excess of 375,000 copies to date. Altogether, the band have sold 11.1 million albums in the UK since the release of their debut, 2000's "Parachutes."

Next highest-selling is Paolo Nutini's "Caustic Love," with 329,000 sales, and Ellie Goulding's 2012 album "Halcyon," which was reissued in an expanded version as "Halcyon Days" and has sold 275,000 copies so far this year.

Arctic Monkeys' 2013 album "AM" appears on the chart at Number 10.

The top-selling albums of 2014 so far are:

1. Coldplay, "Ghost Stories"
2. Paolo Nutini, "Caustic Love"
3. Ellie Goulding, "Halcyon"
4. Paloma Faith, "A Perfect Contradiction"
5. Sam Smith, "In the Lonely Hour"
6. Pharrell Williams, "Girl"
7. Bastille, "Bad Blood"
8. London Grammar, "If You Wait"9. Beyonce, "Beyonce"10. Arctic Monkeys, "AM"

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    Van Guff
    Interesting. Mylo Zyloto was everywhere, I felt I couldn't get away from it. Ghost Stories, on the otherhand from my perspective, has been fairly quiet. I've seen it pop up a few times on UG, but not much else in the media!
    Hopefully by the end of the year The Hunting Party and the new FF album will be on there
    I could see that happening. I mean 100-something copies in the first week is good...
    Its a great album, released at the right time, by one of the most popular artists and arguably the biggest band in the world. Its not very suprising
    It's a deserving record. I'm sure a lot of people will be ignorant towards it on this site, but whatever... They're a solid band putting out solid records. All talented musicians.
    And to contrast the Death Grips and King Crimson articles here is the least surprising news in music.