Sunday, July 13, 2008

Coldplay's album 'Viva la Vida' number 1 in 36 Countries!

Wow, Coldplay’s album Viva La Vida has been the No.1 selling album in 36 countries around the world, including in the U.S. where it held the top spot for two weeks, and in the U.K. where the album has been No.1 for the last four weeks!

Coldplay’s previous album, the 10 million-selling X&Y didn't do too shabby either. It reached the No.1 spot in 32 countries in 2005.

Viva La Vida (or 'Death and all his friends') has also been certified gold or platinum in 31 countries including platinum in the USA, Germany and Australia and double platinum in the U.K. and Canada.

It has set the record for the highest first week album sales ever on the iTunes Store worldwide & is the biggest album pre-order in iTunes’ history.

So isn't it crazy really, that Coldplay have been getting trashed by the media so much recently? I mean, the public obviously loves what they are doing, yet many journalists are slagging them off for becoming 'the new U2' and turning into 'a stadium act'. What on earth could be wrong with that then? I mean, to be called the new U2 should be one of the biggest compliments a band can get and becoming a stadium act, means that you are popular enough to be filling stadiums. Again...nothing wrong with that. Isn't that the dream of every band?

If you want to see this great 'stadium act' you better get your tickets soon. Coldplay's first dates of the tour in Los Angeles on July 14th and 15th are already sold out and I'm sure the other dates will be sold out soon too.

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