Coldplay’s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ Sets New U.K. Record in Digital Album Sales
Coldplay will have to wait until the next Billboard 200 is announced on Wednesday to get official confirmation that they've topped the U.S. album chart with 'Mylo Xyloto,' but they've already claimed the No. 1 spot in the U.K., where the album set a new one-week digital sales record.
'Mylo Xyloto' racked up 83,000 digital sales, breaking the previous mark of 79,800 set by Take That's 'Progress' in November 2010. Coldplay's album moved a total of 208,000 copies, including sales of physical CDs. That would be a big number even in America, but it's massive in the U.K., where the overall population is much smaller.
Coldplay told the Official Charts site, "We're thrilled to achieve this record and very grateful to our British fans for their incredible support." 'Mylo Xyloto' is already on the verge of becoming one of the Top 50 digital albums of all-time in the U.K. It needs only to eclipse 100,000 digital sales to achieve that feat.