Coldplay have entered the charts at number one with new album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends. The album has sold 302,074 copies since its release on Thursday - enough to earn it a platinum award after just three days on sale. The band have now topped the UK charts with each of their first four studio albums.
Their fourth album has become one of the fastest-selling records in history. Gennaro Castaldo, of music retailer HMV, said: "Coldplay have sold as many albums in three days as most big artists sell in three months. "They have the broadest appeal of any band around in terms of combined record store, online and download sales, and are already certs to have the biggest release of 2008," he said.
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On behalf of everyone at Coldplaying.com, well done Coldplay!