Ghost Stories sales so far!
It has been also two months since Coldplay released their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories to the world of excited fans. The band's latest effort is a very open and honest offering, from Chris Martin's personal lyrics and has been given a mixed reception, with many fans praising the immersiveness and emotional feel to the album. A few critics, as Chris expected, did not take to the new album.
Commercially, Ghost Stories sales have matched expectations or have even beaten them, depending on how you look at the figures. Album sales are down year on year and so far, its sales of over 400,000 copies in the UK so far do not even surpass the sales of X&Y during its first week on sale but if you put it in the context that Ghost Stories is the biggest selling album of the year in the UK and many countries, Coldplay's power in the charts hasn't faded away, it has stayed firm just like the band's hunger and chemistry.
A mini update for Magic and A Sky Full of Stars :
- A Sky Full of Stars reached new peaks in Australia (#2), in UK (#9) and few other countries
- A Sky Full of Stars 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.
Ghost Stories sales to date and totals
Big thanks go to Mackplay on the forums for his Ghost Stories sales updates!
Coldplay dusting away the competition!
HDD and Billboard
Week 01: 386K (#1) & 383K (#1)
Week 02: 85K (#1) & 83K (#1)
Week 03: 44K (#4) & 46K (#5)
Week 04: 32K (#7) & 34K (#7)
Week 05: 25K (#12)
Week 06: 19K (#13)
Week 07: 17K (#14)
TOTAL: 608K & 589K (after 6 weeks)
Week 01: 168,048 (1)
Week 02: 75,032 (2)
Week 03: 46,315 (2)
Week 04: 48,361 (2)
Week 05: 20,827 (4)
Week 06: 16,857 (4)
Week 07: 15,051 (8)
Week 08: 11,684 (#7)
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
You can compare Coldplay's success so far to the current year to date album sales of 2014, in the US and UK! Thank you Buzzjack forums for the wonderful data
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
With another 5 1/2 months left, it will be interesting to see how Ghost Stories ends the year and how much of a difference A Sky Full of Stars and next single, True Love will make on the charts!
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