Viva la Vida

  1. Coldplay's Digital Strategy Pays Off: Group Breaks iTunes Record With 500,000 Downloads in a Week

    November 03, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Pointing to an increasingly equal digital vs. physical playing field, Coldplay's latest album, "Mylo Xyloto," which was released on Oct. 24, has broken a record for the iTunes store worldwide by selling more than 500,000 downloads i ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'Watch the Throne' on Track to Break iTunes' One-Week Sales Record

    August 09, 2011 6:32 PM EDT The big numbers for Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch the Throne" keep rolling in. The set is already on track to sell more than a half-million copies in its first week , sources say, and now, it's likely to shatter the one-week iT ...

  4. Coldplay's 'Waterfall' Blasts Onto Rock Songs Radio Chart

    June 06, 2011 6:10 PM EDT After arriving at radio Friday (June 3), Coldplay's "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" blasts onto Billboard's Rock Songs airplay chart at No. 21. The song registered 3.9 million audience impressions on 58 stations, according to N ...

  5. Coldplay Reteams with Brian Eno for Concept Album

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Although Coldplay earned a Best Rock Album Grammy for 2008 album "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends" and scored a hit with its single "Viva la Vida," the band appears to be thinking even bigger for its in-the-works fift ...

  6. ASCAP Honors Coldplay, Taio Cruz

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored Coldplay with two awards at its 2010 London ceremony Wednesday night (Oct. 13) at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin fro ...

  7. 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," ...

  8. 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" ...

  9. Free Coldplay Tour CD

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay will give away a live CD, "LeftRightLeftRightLeft," to all fans attending its "Viva La Vida" summer tour. The giveaway will begin on May 15 at the opening date of the North American tour at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in W ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Black Eyed Peas Score First No. 1 On Hot 100

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas set the mark for best single-week and debut download totals by a group as "Boom Boom Pow" shifts 465,000 in its first week of release. The title easily tops Hot Digital Songs and is set to become the act's first ...

  12. Coldplay Denies Copying 'Viva La Vida'

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay has denied in federal court that it copied parts of Joe Satriani's music for its hit song, "Viva La Vida." In a response filed in Los Angeles on Monday (April 6), attorneys for Coldplay's band members also argued that ...

  13. U2 Scores Q1's Top-Selling International Artist Album

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2's "No Line On The Horizon" (Interscope) was the best-selling album by an international act in the U.S. for the first quarter of 2009, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The Irish rock group's 12th album is No. 2 ov ...

  14. Coldplay Breaks Record Down Under

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's just-wrapped Australian tour has broken a record at one venue and created a halo effect for half-a-dozen recordings. With their fourth and final concert at Sydney's Acer Arena on Sunday, the group clocked-up nearly 59,000 tick ...

  15. Brits Artists' Sales Surge

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST BRIT Awards performers and winners including Duffy, the Ting Tings and Elbow have already seen a digital sales bounce, following the TV broadcast of the ceremony. According to the Official Charts Co, there was an immediate impact on download sales ...

  16. Swift Back To No. 1 As Plant/Krauss, Coldplay Soar

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a chart week encompassing Grammy boosts and Valentine's Day sales, Taylor Swift's Big Machine effort "Fearless" returns to the top of The Billboard 200. The set moved 92,000 copies on a 44% sales jump, resulting in its nine ...

  17. Coldplay Tops 2008 Global Sales List

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) was the best-selling album of 2008 globally, according to new figures from the IFPI. The international recording industry organization said the U.K. melodic roc ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Coldplay Responds To Satriani Lawsuit

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Coldplay has responded to Joe Satriani's copyright infringement lawsuit over its song "Viva La Vida," which he claims contains" substantial, original portions" of his 2004 track "If I Could Fly." "If there a ...

  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. iTunes: Coldplay, Leona Lewis Topped Sales In 2008

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Coldplay was the hottest iTunes album download this year: Its "Viva la Vida" was crowned the best-selling album of 2008, while Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love" was named the top-selling single. Coldplay's CD has sold mor ...

  22. Jay-Z Joins Coldplay For U.K. Stadium Dates

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Coldplay has announced three stadium shows in the U.K. for September 2009. The dates begin Sept. 12 at Manchester's Old Trafford Cricket Ground, continue on Sept. 16 at Glasgow's Hampden Park and finish Sept. 19 at London's Wembley ...

  23. Coldplay Preps New Version of 'Viva'

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following this week's wins at the Q Awards (Billboard.Biz, Oct. 6), Coldplay has announced the worldwide release of its latest single "Lost" on Nov. 10, as well as an EP and special edition of their award-winning album "Viva la ...

  24. Meat Loaf Announced As First Q Awards 2008 Winner

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Meat Loaf will receive the 2008 Classic Song Award at the upcoming Q Awards, for his epic 1979 hit "Bat Out Of Hell." The veteran rocker will collect the award in person on Oct. 6 at the ceremony held in London's Grosvenor House Hot ...

  25. EMI Insists Coldplay Has 'Long-Term' Deal

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI has denied a U.K. tabloid report that Coldplay would be in a position to leave the label after delivering one more studio album and a greatest hits. The report in The Sun stated that Coldplay could release the follow-up to "Viva La Vida O ...

  26. Jonas Bros. Score Third-Best Debut Week Of '08

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Jonas Brothers score their first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week with "A Little Bit Longer." The Hollywood effort bows with 525,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the third biggest sales f ...

  27. 'Viva La Vida' Lives Large On Euro Chart

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The top two titles on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart are unchanged, with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) at No.1 for Coldplay for a fifth week. Its predecessor at the top, Duffy's "R ...

  28. Coldplay Kicks Off Summer Tour In Los Angeles

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay opened its North American tour last night (July 14) at the Forum in Los Angeles, treating the sold-out crowd to a career-spanning, 20-song set list. The 90-minute show, complete with floating video globes, confetti and flashing laser beam ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Coldplay's 'Viva' Grabs Top Spot On Euro Chart

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay moves to the European Top 100 Albums summit with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI), on which it debuted at No. 4 on part-week sales last week. Meanwhile, Duffy's "Mercy" (A&M/Univers ...

  33. 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, as Katy Perry's cheeky "I Kissed a Girl" replaces last week's leader, "Viva La Vida" by labelmate Col ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. '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' ...

  36. Coldplay Bow At No. 1 On Huge Opening Sales

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay keeps the good times rolling at the top of The Billboard 200, as the new Nielsen SoundScan reports show the band leading U.S. album sales with an opening week of more than 700,000 copies. The British alternative rock group's tall num ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida' On A Record-Breaking Haul

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British retailers are admitting their sales estimates for Coldplay's new album were too conservative after the album shifted a staggering 125,000 albums on its first day on sale yesterday. The band's hugely-anticipated fourth studio set ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Coldplay's 'Violet Hill' Cracks Top 10 Despite Giveaway

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's decision to give-away its new track "Violet Hill" has apparently has done little to cannibalise purchases of the single. The track opened at No. 8 on the new Official U.K. Singles Chart, published today, selling more than ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Coldplay Track Hits 2 Million Downloads

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Violet Hill" was downloaded more than 2 million times while available for free, according to EMI. The track was available from coldplay.com for one week from April 29. The track was commercially released yesterday (May 6 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...