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Coldplay's new album breaking records

Coldplay's new album breaking records

Coldplay are breaking records with pre-orders of their forthcoming album, Viva La Vida, Or Death And All His Friends.

Although not due to be released until June 12, Play.com revealed that they have received more orders for Viva than for the rest of their entire top 40 pre-order albums combined, selling at a rate of 1 per second at peak times.

The new album, which has been compared to Coldplay’s 2000 hit Parachutes, has already been tipped for album of the year.

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