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Ghost Stories by the numbers

Mackplay

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US charts: after 2 weeks at #1, Ghost stories falls to #5 with 46K. That's enough to move it past 500K and get it certified GOLD.
ASFOS was released to Pop radio yesterday and it's about to pass Magic's radio peak.
After only 2 weeks on the worldwide chart, Ghost Stories is now the 4th best selling album of the year. It will be #3 after this week.
Finally, Ghost Stories is now the best selling album of the year in the UK.
 

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US charts: after 2 weeks at #1, Ghost stories falls to #5 with 46K. That's enough to move it past 500K and get it certified GOLD.
ASFOS was released to Pop radio yesterday and it's about to pass Magic's radio peak.
After only 2 weeks on the worldwide chart, Ghost Stories is now the 4th best selling album of the year. It will be #3 after this week.
Finally, Ghost Stories is now the best selling album of the year in the UK.


thats great!!
 

Mackplay

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United World Charts for this week:
Ghost Stories is #2 with 196K for a total of 1,558,000 after 3 weeks.
Magic got 78K and ASFOS 133K
Bravo
 

Mackplay

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Ghost Stories spends a 3rd week at #2 in the UK with 48,361 copies. Here is the breakdown of the sales in the UK after a month.
1st week 1 - 168,048 (=)
2nd week 2 - 75,032 (-55,3%)
3rd week 2 - 46,315 (-38,2%)
4th week 2 - 48,361 (+5,4%)

So far, it's the top selling album of the year and has already been certified platinum.
 

Mackplay

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Updated with:
--Platinum certification in Italy
--Radio airplay
--Streaming numbers
--Worldwide sales
--UK sales
--US sales
 

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Ghost Stories spends a 3rd week at #2 in the UK with 48,361 copies. Here is the breakdown of the sales in the UK after a month.
1st week 1 - 168,048 (=)
2nd week 2 - 75,032 (-55,3%)
3rd week 2 - 46,315 (-38,2%)
4th week 2 - 48,361 (+5,4%)

So far, it's the top selling album of the year and has already been certified platinum.
Good to hear about the sales update. Coldplay won't rust even though the album is pretty "low key" sound-wise. Thanks for the update Mackplay :)
 

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Updated with:
--New weekly US sales for Ghost Stories
--Worldwide sales
--New sales for Magic and ASFOS
--Gold certification in Canada for ASFOS 40K
--Gold certification for Ghost Stories in Spain 20K
--Gold certification for Ghost Stories in Poland 10K
--2x Platinum for Magic in Australia
--Gold certification for ASFOS in Australia and ASFOS reached a new peak (#2)
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Pharrell">@Pharrell</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/coldplay">@Coldplay</a> top the Mid-Year 2014 Singles &amp; Album Sales in the UK: <a href="http://t.co/eLLAznBFEi">http://t.co/eLLAznBFEi</a></p>&mdash; billboardbiz (@billboardbiz) <a href="https://twitter.com/billboardbiz/statuses/484721814229504000">July 3, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Mackplay

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Updated the OP:
--Ghost Stories has sold over 2M copies worldwide
--GS has sold over 400K in the UK. It's still the best selling album of the year
--ASFOS reached new peaks in Australia (#2), in UK (#9) and few other countries
--ASFOS has been rising on US radio and on Spotify
--Magic is still doing well on Spotify and it will become one of the fastest songs to reach 100M streams.
 

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Thanks again Mack :)

Here is some additional info for UK and US year to date album charts to compare : http://www.coldplaying.com/ghost-stories-sales-so-far/

US album sales to date (Mid July 2014)

1. Various Artists – Frozen: 2,696,000
2. Beyoncé- BEYONCÉ: 702,000
3. Eric Church – The Outsiders: 642,000
4. Lorde – Pure Heroine: 641,000
5. Coldplay – Ghost Stories: 589,000
6. Varoius Artists – Now 49: 482,000
7. Luke Bryan – Crash My Party: 455,000
8. Katy Perry – Prism: 453,000
9. Various Artists – Now 50: 452,000
10. Pharrell Williams – GIRL: 452,000


UK album sales to date (Mid July 2014)



1 – 402,000 – Coldplay – Ghost Stories
2 – 355,500 – Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love
3 – 328,000 – Ed Sheeran – X
4 – 282,500 – Ellie Goulding – Halcyon
5 – 271,000 – Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
6 – 267,000 – Paloma Faith – A Perfect Contradiction
7 – 236,000 – Pharrell Williams – Girl
8 – 213,000 – London Grammar – If You Wait
9 – 210,000 – Bastille – Bad Blood
10 – 207,000 – Arctic Monkeys – AM
 

Mackplay

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Does any one know what GS has sold overall worldwide ?
We won't have the exact and official number for worldwide sales until Parlophone or IFPI publishes it (probably at the end of the year) but here are 2 estimates:

MEDIATRAFFIC
Week 01: 1,023,000 (#1)
Week 02: 339K (#1)
Week 03: 196K (#2)
Week 04: 166K (#2)
Week 05: 118K (#5)
Week 06: 104K (#4)
Week 07: 91K (#5)
TOTAL: 2,037,000

MUSICHARTS (they track more countries)
Week 01: 1,003,900 (#1)
Week 02: 357,000 (#1)
Week 03: 224,700 (#2)
Week 04: 206,700 (#2)
Week 05: 150,700 (#4)
Week 06: 140,100 (#3)
Week 07: 131,900 (#4)
TOTAL: 2,215,000
 

Mackplay

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Updated OP with sales, US Airplay, streaming etc...
Highlights: Magic has crossed the 100M streams on Spotify. It's now one of 61 songs with over 100M streams on Spotify.
A Sky Full Of Stars being Platinum on the Mediatraffic chart (over 2M points)
A Sky Full Of Stars officially being Coldplay 2nd most popular song on US radio (after Viva La Vida). It will surpass it very soon, probably in a week or 2.
I also added a section for True Love.
 

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Thanks Macky :D Really nice to see that with so little promotion, the numbers are still rather impressive!
 

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wow! GS hasn't gone platinum yet in US. with no tour supporting the release any more, the chances of this going platinum seem slim now. with some artists selling more albums than they have done, think this is more of an indication of the decline in popularity for coldplay or album sales in general? i think it is a bit of both combined with reduced promo compared to the last 3 albums.
 

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wow! GS hasn't gone platinum yet in US. with no tour supporting the release any more, the chances of this going platinum seem slim now. with some artists selling more albums than they have done, think this is more of an indication of the decline in popularity for coldplay or album sales in general? i think it is a bit of both combined with reduced promo compared to the last 3 albums.
The market is really bad.
Ghost Stories is actually the best selling album released in 2014 and still has the best sales week for any albums this year. This will change in November and December as there are big albums to be released soon.
So market wise, they are doing great. But you're right, these are low numbers for Coldplay and we can say that it's due to the minimal promo and not touring.
 

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PS: I need to find time to update the numbers. Maybe I'll just post some highlights and wait until we get the year-end numbers and refine everything :laugh3:
 

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Billboard end of year charts :
Coldplay #9 in Top Artists chart
Ghost Stories is #14 in Top Billboard 200 Albums

 
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