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Coldplay Nabs Fifth Top Rock Albums No. 1 With 'Everyday Life'

Tim Saccenti


Plus, seven titles from the set chart on Hot Rock Songs, led by "Orphans."

Coldplay returns to a familiar spot on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, as Everyday Life debuts atop the Dec. 7-dated ranking, marking the band's fifth leader on the list.

Coldplay's eighth studio album, and first since 2015's A Head Full of Dreams, bows at No. 1 with 48,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 36,000 were via album sales.

Each of Coldplay's full-length albums released since Top Rock Albums' 2006 inception has debuted at No. 1, beginning with the five-week reign of 2008's Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. The band ties for the third-most leaders in the tally's history, a list led by John Mayer with seven.

Most No. 1s, Top Rock Albums

7, John Mayer

6, Bruce Springsteen (solo and with the E Street Band)

6, Dave Matthews (solo and with Dave Matthews Band)

5, Bon Jovi

5, Coldplay

5, Linkin Park

5, Tom Petty (solo and with the Heartbreakers)

As previously reported, Everyday Life arrives as Coldplay's seventh top 10 on the all-genre Billboard 200.

Meanwhile, seven songs from Everyday Life's 16-song tracklist grace the multi-metric Hot Rock Songs chart, led by lead single "Orphans," which returns to No. 3. The album's top debut is "Champion of the World" at No. 13.

"Orphans" also ranks at its No. 2 highs on the Alternative Songs and Adult Alternative Songs airplay charts and the all-rock-format Rock Airplay list with 7.9 million audience impressions.