1. Coldplay Tops Billboard 200 With "Viva La Vida"

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay Tops Billboard 200 With "Viva La Vida" Coldplay Tops Billboard 200 With "Viva La Vida" News …

  2. Capitol Gains: Perry, Coldplay Provide 1-2 Punch

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Records will succeed itself at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 tomorrow for the first time in 32 years ... Capitol Records will succeed itself at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 tomorrow for the first time in 32 years, as Katy Perry's cheeky "I Kissed a Girl"…

  3. Coldplay Cruises To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Coldplay tops The Billboard 200 with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends," which shifted a whopping 721,000 first-week U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As expected, Coldplay tops The Billboard 200 with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends,…

  4. Coldplay To Bow At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay keeps the good times rolling at the top of the Billboard 200, as tomorrow's (June 25) Nielsen SoundScan reports will show the band leading U.S. album sales with an opening week of more than 7 Coldplay keeps the good times rolling at the top of the Billboard 200, as tomorrow'…

  5. Coldplay Completes Free Show Run In New York

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With London and Barcelona under its belts, Coldplay kicked off a week of U.S. promotion last night (June 23) in New York by hosting a third and final free concert at Madison Square Garden. The 70-minu With London and Barcelona under its belts, Coldplay kicked off a week of U.S. promotion last…

  6. Coldplay Dominates U.K. Album, Singles Charts

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's international chart domination was extended yesterday as it scored a double triumph on the new U.K. sales charts. As "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" started a second week as Bri Coldplay's international chart domination was extended yesterday (June…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl," foreign language titles and Coldplay. KISS THE GIRL Hi Fred, I deeply empathize with Tommy Marx's letter about pop music's rising acceptance for the gay and lesbian community. We've come a long way from…

  8. Chart Beat: Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou Harris and more! THE STATE OF CAPITOL: The stars have aligned for the Hollywood-and-Vine label. With Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" moving up one rung from 2-1 and Katy Perry's "I Kissed…

  9. Digital Sales Drive Coldplay To Top Of Hot 100

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here yesterday, Coldplay scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Viva La Vida," which jumps from No. 2 spurred by digital sales of 246,000 copies. The group's fourth As tipped here yesterday, Coldplay scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot…

  10. Coldplay Headed To No. 1 On Billboard 200, Hot 100

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of Lil Wayne's 1 million-plus debut sales week with "Tha Carter III," Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" (Capitol) will post similarly lofty numbers and bow at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week On the heels of Lil Wayne's 1 million-plus debut sales…

  11. Coldplay Unveils New Material At Free London Show

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There were some miscues and some cobwebs, but Coldplay confidently returned to the live stage last night (June 16) at London's Brixton Academy, unveiling a host of songs from its chart-topping new alb There were some miscues and some cobwebs, but Coldplay confidently returned to the live…

  12. New Coldplay Album Sells 300K In Three Days

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay raced to a No. 1 debut on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (June 15) with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI), even though the album was only released on Thursday, Coldplay raced to a No. 1 debut on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (June 15)…

  13. Coldplay, "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends"

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" Coldplay, "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" News Viva La Vida …

  14. Love And 'Death'

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay lets its creative flag fly on its fourth studio album, "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends," due this week via Capitol. Coldplay lets its creative flag fly on its fourth studio album, "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends," due this week via Capitol. …

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay lets a little experimentation into its gazillion-selling pop/rock, the Jonas Brothers pack their things for "Camp Rock" and newcomer Katy Perry indulges her mainstream ambitions in this week' An expanded edition of Rihanna's 2007 album "Good Girl Gone Bad…

  16. Lil Wayne Continues Hot 100 Dominance

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With his new album "Tha Carter III" poised to debut next week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Lil Wayne begins a fifth week atop the Hot 100 with "Lollipop" featuring Static Major. Five songs from "Tha With his new album "Tha Carter III" poised to debut next…

  17. EMI Deal Unlocks BBC Archives

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The BBC has handed EMI Music the keys to its treasure-filled broadcast vault. The BBC has handed EMI Music the keys to its treasure-filled broadcast vault. Through an agreement struck between EMI and BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, both parties will be able to tap into one…

  18. Production Issues To Delay Coldplay Tour

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay has been forced to postpone the start of its North American tour by two weeks due to unspecified "production delays which mean that the show simply won't be ready" for its planned June 29 kic Coldplay has been forced to postpone the start of its North American tour by…

  19. Chart Beat

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Capitol Records' Coldplay and Katy Perry, Al Green, Bobby Womack and more! CAPITOL IDEA: Soaring singles from Coldplay and Katy Perry give the Capitol label two titles in the top five of the Hot 100 for the first time since the week of Sept. 15, 1990. On the current chart,…

  20. Lil Wayne Fends Off Coldplay, Perry On Hot 100

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With his long-delayed new album "Tha Carter III" finally due out next week, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" begins a fourth frame at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. But there's strong competition from Coldplay With his long-delayed new album "Tha Carter III"…

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