Coldplay score seventh No 1 album
British quartet’s ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ knocks Adele off the top spot to continue their remarkable No 1 streak
They’re just getting greedy now, surely? Having been kept from the apex of the UK album charts by Adele since it was released on 4 December 2015, Coldplay’s seventh studio album A Head Full Of Dreams has repeated the trick of their previous six records.
The quartet were given a boost by their appearence at the Super Bowl 50 last Sunday (7 February), which saw the band shift 8,000 copies of A Head Full Of Dreams immediately after the they’d completed their performance.
Coldplay’s streak of No 1 albums began with the release of their debut album Parachutes in July 2000. That was followed by A Rush Of Blood To The Head two years later, with their third album X&Y repeating the trick in June 2005. Three years later they matched their previous success with Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, with Mylo Xyloto (October 2011) and Ghost Stories (May 2014) making it a phenomenal six No 1 albums out of six.
Coldplay are one of the most successful bands of all time, with certified record sales of 56.9 million worldwide. They still have some way to go to make it to the top of that chart though, with The Beatles’ certified sales listed at an incredible 269.4 million.