All three Coldplay albums are featured in the UK's top 20 biggest selling albums of the 21st century. A Rush Of Blood To The Head is 7th, X&Y is 9th, and Parachutes is 12th. You can discuss this news here. The blurb is as follows:
7 A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD – COLDPLAY
Coldplay’s 2000 debut Parachutes was one of the most impressive ever, spinning off the hits Shiver, Yellow and Trouble, and selling nearly 2.4m copies. The anticipation of follow-up A Rush Of Blood To The Head was intensified by the enormous popularity of first single In My Place, which reached number two. The album duly raced to first week sales of 273,924. With subsequent single The Scientist and Clocks also reaching the Top 10, the album spent more than a year in the Top 40, and has accumulated sales of 2,638,927, including 9,683 this year.
9 X&Y – COLDPLAY
Just as In My Place set the pace for A Rush Of Blood To The Head, Speed Of Sound was the first single from Coldplay’s follow-up album, X&Y, and also raced to number two. Although the band’s two previous albums selling 5m copies between them, it was still something of a surprise that X&Y scorched to the second highest first week sales in history to that point, selling a stellar 464,471 copies to debut emphatically at number one in June 2003. Number one for four weeks, it has now sold 2,473,433 copies, 17,511 of them this year.
12 PARACHUTES - COLDPLAY