Jun 16th, 2008 // 2 Comments

As predicted, Coldplay’s Viva La Vida only needed three days to go platinum in the UK, guaranteeing the band a No. 1 spot on the country’s next album chart. While the staggering of release dates means that 2005′s X&Y will still be responsible for the band’s best opening-week sales, Viva La Vida is actually selling faster than its predecessor. At No. 2 on this week’s British chart? Neil Diamond, which is really the more remarkable achievement. [Billboard]

  1. alec_baldwin

    I <3 Coldplay.

  2. Julio Allison

    In other news, scientists are reporting a sudden and mysterious decline in the number of people suffering with insomnia…

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