Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Bows At No. 1 in U.K.

May 26, 2014 11:27 AM

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Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Bows At No. 1 in U.K.

First-week sales of 168,000 made Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” (Parlophone/Warner Music) both the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of the year and the new No. 1 title, in sales data published Sunday (May 25) by the Official Charts Company. British pop-dance star Sam Smith scored his third chart-topping single with “Stay With Me” (Capitol/Universal).

Coldplay’s achievement comfortably beats the previous best weekly artist tally of 2014, Paolo Nutini’s 109,000 with “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music) as it debuted at No. 1 last month. It’s Coldplay’s sixth U.K. bestseller out of six studio releases, a run that began with “Parachutes” in 2000. ...

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