Coldplay look set for a number one album on both sides of the Atlantic next week, with ‘Mylo Xyloto‘ on course to top the Billboard Charts in the US.
According to reports, Coldplay’s fifth studio effort is being estimated to have shifted around 450,000 copies before the new chart is announced, putting it comfortably ahead of nearest rival Kelly Clarkson, who trails by over 300,000 units.
If Coldplay do surpass the 450,000 mark, it would make ‘Mylo Xyloto’ the US’ biggest selling album in the rock genre since U2‘s ‘No Line On The Horizon‘ racked up sales of 440,000 in 2009.
The news follows yesterday’s midweek update in the UK, which has Coldplay ahead of last week’s number one, ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds‘.
As part of their North American promotion for ‘Mylo Xyloto’, Coldplay stopped by the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City for an exclusive NBC performance. Check out our exclusive gallery of the gig here.
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