'A Head Full of Dreams' debuts atop both Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums.
A head full of dreams and a shelf full of No. 1s: Coldplay is on top again.
The band's seventh album A Head Full of Dreams rockets in at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts (dated Dec. 26) with 195,000 copies sold in the week ending Dec. 10, according to Nielsen Music.
Dreams marks Coldplay's fourth No. 1 on both lists (since genre-specific rock album charts began in 2006), following 2008's Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, 2011's Mylo Xyloto and 2014's Ghost Stories (which opened with 383,000). On Alternative Albums, Coldplay ties Nickelback for the most No. 1s, while on Top Rock Albums, Coldplay matches the mark for the second-most leaders, after Dave Matthews Band's five; Coldplay joins Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson, Linkin Park, John Mayer, Nickelback and Bruce Springsteen, each with four.