Coldplay's "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" was the top-selling album worldwide in 2008, industry figures showed Monday. The group's fourth studio album sold 6.8 million units worldwide, said the London-based International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the recording industry worldwide.
"Viva La Vida" sold more downloads than any other album in digital history within a month of release, the IFPI said. Earlier this month, Coldplay, who describe their music as "very heavy soft rock" won three Grammy Awards in the United States, including best rock album. They are nominated for three Brit Awards in Britain.
Coldplay are about to start a tour of Australia before playing North America and a series of European stadium dates later this year.
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