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Ghost Stories by the numbers

Mackplay

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Ghost Stories went #1 in over 100 iTunes stores. But iTunes Charts are not official charts even though in many countries that's all we have.
 

Mackplay

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#1 in Hungary, #1 in Sweden and #1 in Denmark.
#9 in Greece.
Ghost Stories has also been certified Gold in Italy
 

Mackplay

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It's now #1 in Poland too and it has been certified Platinum in Australia for moving 70K albums.
 

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Thank you for all those MackStats! :D Looks like Coldplay are dominating the world once again :awesome::sneaky:
 

Sparky

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Ghost Stories is down to #2 in the UK charts on the 2nd week but has sold 75,000 copies, higher than MX's 2nd week sales (considerably higher as Buzzjack music forums claimed), great sales :D

A Sky Full of Stars is up 1 place to #14 in the UK thanks to the Graham Norton effect! :)
 

Mackplay

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Also #1 in Czech Republic and Chile.
Ghost Stories is still #1 in many countries where it went #1 last week.
It will also stay #1 in the USA.
 

eleanordc

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Also #1 in Czech Republic and Chile.
Ghost Stories is still #1 in many countries where it went #1 last week.
It will also stay #1 in the USA.
I find it unbelievable that while it's #1 in U.S I have only heard a Ghost Stories song played one time on the radio here in D.C and it's almost like the album doesn't exist! Granted I don't listen to a ton of radio since it's pretty awful but still.... Hopefully it's different at other stations across the States.
 

Mackplay

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I find it unbelievable that while it's #1 in U.S I have only heard a Ghost Stories song played one time on the radio here in D.C and it's almost like the album doesn't exist! Granted I don't listen to a ton of radio since it's pretty awful but still.... Hopefully it's different at other stations across the States.
The radio support has been bad except for Alternative Rock stations. While songs like Happy by Pharrell and Dark Horse by Katy Perry had over 200 millions in airplay, Magic only had 12 millions. A Sky Full Of Stars is just starting to get played on radio. It will be released to popular radio stations next Tuesday so hopefully we'll start hearing it more and more.
My local Adult station here in Cincinnati has been playing A Sky Full Of Stars. They love Coldplay, they always play their songs.
 

eleanordc

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The radio support has been bad except for Alternative Rock stations. While songs like Happy by Pharrell and Dark Horse by Katy Perry had over 200 millions in airplay, Magic only had 12 millions. A Sky Full Of Stars is just starting to get played on radio. It will be released to popular radio stations next Tuesday so hopefully we'll start hearing it more and more.
My local Adult station here in Cincinnati has been playing A Sky Full Of Stars. They love Coldplay, they always play their songs.
Hope you're right about airplay increasing soon!
 

Mackplay

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OP updated with:
--New worldwide peaks (more #1s)
--Worldwide first week sales (over 1M)
--updated the streaming numbers for Magic & ASFOS
--updated the airplay number for ASFOS (It gained 2M in airplay in the last week) slow and steady. Hoping for bigger gains in the coming weeks
--Magic sold approximately 23K downloads in the US and ASFOS 51K copies.
--updated with UK second week sales
 

Mackplay

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Ghost Stories is #1 again in the world.
Note that Viva La Vida & MX only spent one week on top of the worldwide chart. So this is kinda awesome :)
 

Mackplay

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Remaining at number two for the second straight week, Coldplay's Ghost Stories wasn't too far behind Smith, selling a further 46,315 copies to raise its three week tally to 289,431 - enough for it to jump 3-1 on the year-to-date rankings

There are new peaks for Coldplay's A Sky Full Of Stars (14-13, 17,745 sales)
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So in short, after 3 weeks, Ghost Stories has become the biggest album in the UK in 2014.
 
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