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Posted on May 22, 2014 03:12 pm
Mixed reviews haven't prevented Coldplay's latest album from being incredibly successful. "Ghost Stories," the band's sixth LP, is set to become the UK's fastest selling album of 2014, Gigwise reports.
Shifting 82,000 copies on the first day of its release alone (19 May 2014), "Ghost Stories" has soared straight to the top of the charts in a whopping 72 countries, according to data released by the Official Charts Company.
If "Ghost Stories" tops the UK charts on Sunday, which looks pretty likely, it'll be the Chris Martin and co's sixth No 1 in a row - meaning all of their records have bagged the top spot, from 2000 debut "Parachutes" to 2011's "Mylo Xyloto," via 2005's "X&Y."
"The arrival of any Coldplay album is always an event and Ghost Stories is no exception," said Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot. "To so comfortably achieve the biggest first day of any album is remarkable, especially after a three-year wait since their last album.
"Every one of Coldplay's studio albums has achieved Number One status, and 'Ghost Stories' is on course to maintain that perfect record."
Coldplay recently announced a show at London's Royal Albert Hall on July 1. They'll also be headlining the Saturday May 24 of Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow.