Coldplay heading for UK’s fastest selling album of 2014 so far

Coldplay (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Coldplay (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Coldplay are closing in on the fastest selling album of 2014 so far in the UK after ‘Ghost Stories‘ shifted over 82,000 copies on its first day of release.

That figure gives Coldplay a comfortable early lead over the current fastest seller of the year, Paolo Nutini‘s ‘Caustic Love‘, which sold 44,000 copies during its first 24 hours.

“The arrival of any Coldplay album is always an event and Ghost Stories is no exception,” Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot reflects.

“To comfortably achieve the biggest first day of any album is remarkable, especially after a three–year wait since their last album. Every one of Coldplay’s studio albums has achieved Number 1 status and Ghost Stories is on course to maintain that perfect record.”

Coldplay are starting their touring behind the album in cautious fashion, playing relatively small gigs in Paris, Tokyo and London during the coming weeks after starting at the Los Angeles Royce Hall on May 19th.

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