Viva La Vida

  1. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Debuts At No. 1 on U.K. Charts, Sets Digital Album Sales Record

    October 31, 2011 12:17 PM EDT Coldplay crashed back into the U.K. charts on Sunday, Oct. 30, scoring their fifth No. 1 from five studio releases with "Mylo Xyloto" (Parlophone/EMI). The album set a new weekly digital album sales record and achieved the second-biggest ...

  2. Jay-Z And Kanye West's 'Watch The Throne' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 17, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch the Throne" arrives, as expected , at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 436,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the second-largest sales week of the year for an album, behind only th ...

  3. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Score Big Debuts on Billboard 200

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST As expected, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj arrive in the Nos. 1 and 2 slots, respectively, on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Mr. West sold 496,000 of his "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," while Minaj moved 375,000 of her "Pink Frid ...

  4. International Sales Solid For 'Speak Now'

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's third album "Speak Now" broke the 1 million sales barrier in the U.S. this week, but the international picture is so far less spectacular. Swift certainly has a bigger profile in major international markets now and ca ...

  5. Chart Moves: Lady Gaga, 'Glee,' Usher, Eminem and More

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- Justin Bieber : Perhaps we have Oprah Winfrey to thank for the Justin Bieber's rise back to No. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 with "My ...

  6. Pink Still Most Popular Artist On Australian Radio

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST American pop superstar Pink was the most popular artist on the Australian airwaves in 2009, the third successive year she has achieved the feat, according to "most played" data published by Phonographic Performance Company of Australia. ...

  7. Belgian Fests Win Out At European Festival Awards

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Belgian festivals emerged as the big winners at the first ever European Festival Awards, bagging four of the eight public-voted categories as well as one voted by an industry panel. The awards were held on the opening night of European music confe ...

  8. Mariah Carey Most Played At Christmas

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is the most played song at Christmas in the U.K. over the past decade, according to collecting societies PRS for Music and PPL. The single featured on the 1994 Columbia/Sony Music Ent ...

  9. Pet Shop Boys Gets Festive On EP

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. synth pop duo Pet Shop Boys will issue a new EP, "Christmas" (Parlophone/EMI), on Dec. 14. The five-track release will be available on CD and download and includes a new version of "It Doesn't Often Snow At Christmas," ...

  10. Sound Relief Concerts Up For Helpmann Award

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The twin Australian Sound Relief concerts raised more than $8 million Australian ($6.4 million) in support of bushfire and flood victims. Now organizers of the historic concerts might finally be called upon to take a bow. The Frontier Touring Comp ...

  11. Pet Shop Boys' Biggest U.K. Show

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. synth-pop duo the Pet Shop Boy has played its biggest indoor British concert as part of a world tour. The act played songs from the '80s including "West End Girls," "Two Divided by Zero" and "It's a Sin" ...

  12. Coldplay, Duffy Up For Three Ivor Novellos

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, pop singer Duffy and alt-rock act the Ting Tings are among the nominees for the Ivor Novello Awards for songwriters and composers, alongside a largely unknown self-published musician, Nick Hemming. The 54th edition of the Ivors, covering ...

  13. Radio 1 Rapped Over Coldplay Tour

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC has upheld a complaint from the U.K. commercial radio sector that the publicly financed national top 40 station Radio 1 appeared to be endorsing the Coldplay tour. It comes as Radio 1 unveils its live music and events program for 2009, inc ...

  14. Sound Relief Concerts Lift Sales Down Under

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Kings of Leon were among the acts to enjoy major sales spikes following their appearance at Australia's Sound Relief charity concerts, held simultaneously March 14 in Sydney and Melbourne. More than 30 acts performe ...

  15. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year f ...

  16. Coldplay, Radiohead, Duffy Among Early Grammy Winners

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brits won big in the pop categories during the 51st annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast tonight (Feb. 8), with Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" winning for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals and Radiohead's "In Rain ...

  17. Latest News: The 51st Annual Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST For Billboard.biz's Grammy Awards microsite featuring exclusive articles, interviews, sales analysis and more, click here . 2009 Grammy Award Winners The full list of winners from the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held Feb. 8 at the Staples Cente ...

  18. Romance And Indie Rock Hit The Billboard 200

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's "Ballads" is the Billboard 200's highest debut, arriving at No. 10, while another romantic effort, Frank Sinatra's "Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love," also makes a good start . . . It's a grea ...

  19. Overall Canadian Sales Slip By 8.5%

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Overall Canadian music sales declined by 8.5% in 2008, according to the latest figures from Nielsen SoundScan Canada released today, as even an 58% increase in digital sales could not offset with a 6 million album drop in catalog sales. Total albu ...

  20. Satriani Accuses Coldplay Of Plagiarism

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rock guitarist Joe Satriani has sued British band Coldplay, accusing the Grammy-nominated stars of plagiarizing one of his songs. Satriani's copyright infringement suit, filed on Thursday in Los Angeles federal court, claims the Coldplay song ...

  21. Coldplay Named Top-Selling Act At World Music Awards

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Coldplay was crowned the world's top-selling act of 2008 at the World Music Awards (WMAs) in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Their latest album "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone) topped charts in the United States, Britai ...

  22. Lil Wayne Re-Releasing 'Tha Carter III?'

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" is the best-selling album of 2008, but the rapper has plans to make it even bigger. The set will be re-released with all brand new songs, Wayne told MTV, although Universal says there are no details conf ...

  23. T.I.'s 'Like' Starts Third Week Atop Hot 100

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the fastest-growing track at radio. It remains a digital hit as well, having sold 145,000 copies in the United States this week, according to Ni ...

  24. Coldplay Heads Q Awards Nods

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay is the hottest nominee for this year's Q Awards in London. The band has picked up the most nods, with four nominations this year. Its single "Violet Hill" is vying for best track and best video; "Viva La Vida" (Pa ...

  25. Slipknot Edges The Game Atop Billboard 200

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot's "All Hope Is Gone" barely wins out over the Game's "LAX" in the race for No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. The Roadrunner set moved 239,516 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, o ...

  26. Mixed Bag Of Mercury Nominees Unveiled

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock veteran Robert Plant squares off against teenage singer/songwriter Adele on the 12-album shortlist for the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize, announced in London this morning. The list reflects "a remarkably rich year for British music," ...

  27. Coldplay Retains Euro Chart Crown

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay secures a second week atop European Top 100 Albums with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI), in a top ten featuring strong new sales for Sigur Ros and the Jonas Brothers. Meanwhile, Duffy's "Me ...

  28. Motley And Mafia Lead Debuts -- But Coldplay Still Tops

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The top three of the Billboard 200 remains steady, with Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" still at No. 1 ... Motley Crue crashes the party at No. 4 with its best sales week since 1991 as "Saints of Los Angeles" takes a bow ... Thr ...

  29. Ne-Yo Unseats Coldplay Atop U.K. Singles Chart

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo scored his second U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (June 29), as "Closer" (Def Jam/Universal) climbed 2-1, while Coldplay started a third week atop the album chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/E ...

  30. 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. The Capitol effort sold nearly as many copies as the ...

  31. 'Viva La' Coldplay!

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Coldplay rocks the top of the Billboard 200 as its "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" bows atop the list with 721,000. It's the second No. 1 for the British band, following the chart-topping start of 2005' ...

  32. 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. The set leads N ...

  33. Online Retailers Shift Pricing

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The cost of digital music is rising, and falling, depending on where you shop online these days. Amazon.com introduced two new discount promotions on select digital albums as part of an ongoing variable pricing strategy. The company’s Daily Deals ...

  34. Warm Welcome As Coldplay Kicks Off Live Dates

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There were some miscues and some cobwebs, but Coldplay can be satisfied with their return to the stage at Brixton's Academy on Monday night. The limelight is well and truly focused on the British band at the moment, thanks to the phenomenal e ...

  35. Stones Deny Label Move From EMI

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones have played down a weekend report that the band planned to ditch long-term record company EMI to join concert promoter Live Nation. But industry experts still believe the British group could soon part ways with the label, which ...

  36. Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" Sells Platinum In 3 Days

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's hugely anticipated new album "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" has easily secured the No. 1 slot on this week's Official U.K. Albums Chart, selling 302,000 units in just three-days at retail. It means the a ...

  37. Coldplay's Latest On Target For U.K. Year-Best

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's new album release is off to a hot start in Britain. Retailers are reporting that early sales of "Viva La Vida" are on track to make the album the fastest and best-selling set of the year. The EMI release went on sale in t ...

  38. Trink To Step Down At Capitol Music Group

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The remaking of EMI continued today (June 10) with the announcement that Lee Trink will step down as Capitol Music Group president at the end of June. Due to EMI's new management structure, which breaks down label walls and in many cases elim ...

  39. Coldplay Confirms Free Barcelona Date

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's anticipated free Barcelona concert will be held June 17 at the Espacio Movistar venue, the British band's record label EMI confirmed today. The Spanish gig, which was initially leaked by frontman Chris Martin during a radio br ...

  40. Coldplay Sets Dates for Extensive "Viva La Vida" Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" world tour -- which will land in North America, Europe and Japan -- is set to begin at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29 and extend well into next year, Billboard.biz can reveal. Save for the P ...

  41. Coldplay To Help ESPN Market European Soccer

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay and ESPN are teaming up on a soccer marketing campaign. The rock band's music will be featured in promotions for ESPN's coverage next month of the European Championship soccer tournament, the sports network announced Wednesday. ...

  42. Madonna's the Queen of Charts

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Hard Candy" album makes a sweet entrance at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 280,000, giving the diva her seventh chart-topper and the third biggest sales week of the year. A whopping 26% of the album's first we ...

  43. Coldplay Download Freebie Proves A Hit

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's free download offering proved to be no shrinking violet when it went live on the band's Web site today. The site slowed to a halt soon after the track, "Violet Hill," which has a harder, more experimental sound than ...

  44. Coldplay Prep Album With Free Download, Concerts

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay will give fans the chance to download for free the lead single from new album "Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends". For a week from tomorrow (April 29), the track "Violet Hill" will be available from the British ...