In advance of its expected debut atop The Billboard 200 next week with "Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends," Coldplay claims its first-ever Hot 100 No. 1 with "Viva La Vida," which climbs 2 to 1 on the chart that will be released tomorrow (June 19).
The song shifts 246,000 downloads in its third week atop Hot Digital Songs, while the track continues to build at multiple radio formats, holding top 20 rankings at Adult Top 40 (No. 15) and Modern Rock (No. 16). Capitol has even more reason to celebrate, as the label's Katy Perry will move 4-2 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors on the Hot 100 for "I Kissed a Girl."
This will mark the first time that Capitol has had the top two slots on the Hot 100 in the same week since Billboard's Sept. 2, 1967 issue, when the label had Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billie Joe" at No. 1 and the Beatles' "All You Need is Love" as the runner up.
More on this here [thanks freddyfu123 & omrimayo]
In other Coldplay news, the group has tapped Santogold as the opening act for most of its North American tour, which begins July 14 in Los Angeles. More on this here [thanks polkahard]
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