Coldplay break digital sales record
People with Coldplay tickets for the band's forthcoming tour may have been behind some of the record number of UK purchases of the group's latest album.
According to the Official Charts Company, the outfit's newly released Mylo Xyloto LP sold 83,000 digital copies in this country alone during its first week on the market.
This is the highest number of downloads of an album ever seen in the UK, with no other artist selling more than 80,000 in such a short period of time before now.
Coldplay told the firm: "We're thrilled to achieve this record and very grateful to our British fans for their incredible support."
This comes nearly a year after the last all-time high was seen in digital music sales, when Take That's Progress sold 79,800 in the first week after its release in November 2010.
Fans who want to see the band play live may still be able to pick up Coldplay O2 Arena tickets for their next London gig on December 9th, or alternatively their concerts in Glasgow or Manchester on the 3rd and 4th of the month respectively.
Posted by Claire Charpentier