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  1. Coldplay, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Buble Headed For Top of Billboard 200

    October 27, 2011 9:01 AM EDT Next week, watch for Coldplay's new album, "Mylo Xyloto," to easily debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the set will sell at least 440,000 and 450,000 by Oct. 30. The British band's fifth studio ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Take That's 'Circus' Tops 2008

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act Take That has claimed the record for Britain's fastest-selling album of 2008, with 432,000 copies of its album "The Circus" (Poyldor/Universal) bought in its first week. According to chart compiler the Official Charts C ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Duffy Reigns Supreme On Euro Charts

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A&M/Universal's Duffy continues her reign on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as "Rockferry" starts a third consecutive and sixth aggregate week atop European Top 100 Albums and "Mercy" leads Eurochart Hot 1 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Disturbed Rocks At No. 1; Lil Wayne Up Next

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Disturbed starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the third time as "Indestructible" enters with 253,000 ... It's the first of six debuts in the top 10 this week, as it joins the "Now 28" compilation, the latest ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Coldplay's Play: Free For All?

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's decision to give away the lead track from its new album has paid off, with huge demand for the free download of "Violet Hill." According to the band's label EMI, fans downloaded the track more than 600,000 times in t ...

  12. Artist Managers Protest New EMI Regime

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI is facing the prospect of an artists' revolt, with representatives of major acts Robbie Williams and Coldplay expressing concern at the current state of the company. Williams' manager, Tim Clark of ie: music, told the London Times th ...

  13. Coldplay Run Hot In Ivors Nominations

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations, British pop/rock act Coldplay is the frontrunner leading up to the 51st annual Ivor Novello Awards, which will be held May 25 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. With three nominations, British pop/rock act Coldplay is ...

  14. IFPI: 2005 Global Biz Down 3%

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Although the digital music business surpassed the $1 billion threshold in 2005, the rise in the new format was not enough to arrest a 3% slip in the total trade value of the recorded music business wo Although the digital music business surpassed ...

  15. Kaiser Chiefs Dominate BRIT Awards

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held tonight (Feb. 15) at London's Earls Court. The alternative rock outfit took home British live act, British group and Briti Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to ...

  16. Kaiser Chiefs Dominate BRIT Awards

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held tonight (Feb. 15) at London's Earls Court. The Leeds-England alternative rock outfit won three at the U.K. industry's show Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophi ...

  17. U.K. Album Sales Slip In 2005

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K. consumers' growing enthusiasm for homegrown artists and digital downloads in 2005 helped the national recorded music market achieve "one of its best years yet," trade body the British Phonographi U.K. consumers' growing en ...

  18. Green Day Claims Euro Year-End Leadership

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) beat James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) to the No. 1 slot for 2005 as the Warner Music Group claimed the top two on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums ch Green Day&# ...

  19. Robbie Dethrones Madonna For Euro Crown

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Hung Up' hangs on to Eurochart No. 1 spot. Robbie Williams' Christmas gift on European Top 100 Albums is a return to No. 1 with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis), depriving Madonna of the festive crown with "Confessions o ...

  20. Robbie Dethrones Madonna For Euro Crown

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' Christmas gift on European Top 100 Albums is a return to No. 1 with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis), depriving Madonna of the festive crown with "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Br Green Day's &quo ...

  21. Coldplay To Return To North America

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001022606">As first reported here</A> in August, Coldplay will return to North America for a spring 2006 tour, beginnin As first reported here i ...

  22. Coldplay, Green Day Lead MTV Europe Winners

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 3 in Lisbon. With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day were the big winners tonight (Nov. 3) at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon. Coldplay won best song for “Speed of Sound,” the fir ...

  23. Coldplay, Green Day Lead MTV Europe Winners

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 3 in Lisbon. With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day were the big winners tonight (Nov. 3) at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon. Coldplay won best song for “Speed of Sound,” the fir ...

  24. Stones Top Europe Chart For Second Week

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI albums spent 24 weeks at the top in 2005. The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" (Virgin) secures a second week at the top of European Top 100 Albums, after holding at No.1 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland and Italy. It al ...

  25. Stones Top Europe Chart For Second Week

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI albums spent 24 weeks at the top in 2005. The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" (Virgin) secures a second week at the top of European Top 100 Albums, after holding at No.1 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland and Italy. It al ...

  26. Antony & The Johnsons Wins Mercury Prize

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'I Am A Bird Now' takes 2005 prize. Antony & the Johnsons have won the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. The act's Rough Trade set "I Am a Bird Now" was ...

  27. Antony & The Johnsons Wins Mercury Prize

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Antony &amp; the Johnsons have won the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. The act's Rough Trade second set "I Am a Bird Now" was named the winner Antony & the J ...

  28. Coldplay Fend Off Blunt's European Chart Challenge

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'X&amp;Y' stays atop pan-European albums chart. 'X&Y' stays atop pan-European albums chart. News ...

  29. Kaisers Take Chief Position For Mercury Prize

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor) is the leading contender for the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the shortlist for which was unveiled today (July 19) in London. The prize The Kaiser Chiefs' debut a ...

  30. Kaisers Take Chief Position For Mercury Prize

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor) is the leading contender for the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the shortlist for which was unveiled today (July 19) in London. The prize The Kaiser Chiefs' debut a ...

  31. Coldplay Hold Onto European Chart Crown

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'X&amp;Y' fends off Shakira, Blunt albums. 'X&Y' fends off Shakira, Blunt albums. News ...

  32. Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'X&amp;Y' on top for 4th week. Coldplay leads the European Top 100 Albums survey for a fourth week with "X&Y" (Parlophone). In the United Kingdom, its sales during four weeks at the chart peak total 907,000 units. The s ...

  33. Coldplay Remains On Top

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'X&amp;Y' sold over 1.2 million since June 7 release. Despite falling sales and four new titles entering the top 10, Coldplay's "X&Y" remains on top of The Billboard 200 for a third week in a row. Sales of the Capi ...

  34. Sanctuary Tumbles On Records Warning

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stock in Sanctuary Group has taken a massive hit after the independent British music firm today (June 17) issued a profit warning. The company's share price fell 30% to 30p in morning trading on the L Stock in Sanctuary Group has taken a mass ...

  35. Sanctuary Tumbles On Records Warning

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stock in Sanctuary Group has taken a massive hit after the independent British music firm today (June 17) issued a profit warning. The company's share price fell 30% to 30p in morning trading on the L Stock in Sanctuary Group has taken a mass ...

  36. Coldplay Opens At No. 1 In Europe

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third album "X&amp;Y" (Parlophone) makes a stellar bow on European Top 100 Albums, opening at No. 1 after a spectacular first week of sales around the region. Having been confirmed on Monda Coldplay's third album ...

  37. Coldplay Opens At No. 1 In Europe

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third album "X&amp;Y" (Parlophone) makes a stellar bow on European Top 100 Albums, opening at No. 1 after a spectacular first week of sales around the region. Having been confirmed on Monda Coldplay's third album ...

  38. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Enters Record Books

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's widely-anticipated third studio album "X&amp;Y" has opened with the second-highest first week sales tally in British chart history. Coldplay's widely-anticipated third studio album "X&Y" has opened ...

  39. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Enters Record Books

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New album sells 464,000 copies in Britain. Coldplay's widely-anticipated third studio album "X&Y" has opened with the second-highest first week sales tally in British chart history. The Parlophone album, released last Monday (Ju ...

  40. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Hot Off the Racks

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "X&amp;Y" has exploded out of the blocks in the band's home market, Britain. The album sold more than 150,000 copies yesterday (June 6) on its opening day of sale in the United Kingdom, acc Coldplay's " ...

  41. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Hot Off The Racks

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "X&amp;Y" has exploded out of the blocks in the band's home market, Britain. The album sold more than 150,000 copies yesterday (June 6) on its opening day of sale in the United Kingdom, acc Coldplay's " ...

  42. Gorillaz Start At European Chart Summit

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After four years of monkeying about, British "cartoon" pop band Gorillaz has opened this week at the peak of European Top 100 Albums with "Demon Days." The act's sophomore set is new at No. 1 in the After four years of mon ...

  43. Gorillaz Start At European Chart Summit

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After four years of monkeying about, British "cartoon" pop band Gorillaz has opened this week at the peak of European Top 100 Albums with "Demon Days." The act's sophomore set is new at No. 1 in the After four years of mon ...

  44. New Coldplay Album Leaked To P2P

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S., U.K. release scheduled for June 7. Almost a week before its scheduled U.S. and U.K. release dates, the new Coldplay album, "X&Y," has been leaked to online P2P file trading sites. The album had been sent to various radio statio ...

  45. Coldplay, Gorillaz Delays Dull EMI Results

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Revenue, profits down but digital sales triple. Rapid growth in digital music sales and multi-million shifting album releases from Robbie Williams, Joss Stone and Norah Jones failed to arrest the expected drop in full-year EMI Group profits and re ...

  46. Coldplay, Gorillaz Delays Dull EMI Results

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapid growth in digital music sales and multi-million shifting album releases from Robbie Williams, Joss Stone and Norah Jones failed to arrest the expected drop in full-year EMI Group profits and rev Rapid growth in digital music sales and multi- ...

  47. Coldplay Hits No. 1 On All 15 iTunes Stores

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Speed of Sound' issued April 19 as download only. Coldplay's single "Speed of Sound" reached No. 1 on all 15 iTunes Music Stores worldwide only one day after its April 19 release. EMI Music U.K. & Ireland says the sin ...

  48. Coldplay Hits No. 1 On All 15 iTunes Stores

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's single "Speed of Sound" reached No. 1 on all 15 iTunes Music Stores worldwide only one day after its April 19 release. Coldplay's single "Speed of Sound" reached No. 1 on all 15 iTunes Music Stores worldwid ...

  49. Coldplay Single To Debut As Ringtone

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay is releasing the first track from its Capitol album "X&amp;Y" as a 30-second master ringtone a full week before the entire song can be heard on the radio. Coldplay is releasing the first track from its Capitol album "X& ...