Coldplay Best Selling Record of 2008

Viva La Vida... worldwide best seller according to new figures

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Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’ was 2008’s biggest selling record worldwide according to figures released today (February 16).

IFPI, the body that represents the worldwide recording industry, announced the group’s fourth album sold 6.8 million copies last year, with the record selling more downloads than any other album in digital history within a month of its release.

AC/DC’s ‘Black Ice’ came in second with the soundtrack to ‘Mamma Mia! The Movie’ in third place. Duffy’s ‘Rockferry’ was the fourth best selling album last year and Metallica’s ‘Death Magnetic’ was fifth.

Despite not being released in 2008, Leona Lewis’ ‘Spirit’ and Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ were sixth and seventh respectively. The soundtrack to ‘High School Musical 3’ was eighth, Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter III’ ninth and Rihanna’s ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ was tenth.

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