Coldplay burns up album charts

Coldplay has a sizzling debut on the charts, checking in at No. 1 in Canada and the U.S.

Coldplay has a sizzling debut on the charts, checking in at No. 1 in Canada and the U.S.


Senior Editor, JAM! Showbiz

, Last Updated: 4:26 PM ET

Coldplay, who have long been considered one of the biggest band's on the planet, now have the numbers to prove it.

The Brit-rock quartet's third studio album "X&Y" shot to the top of the Canadian album charts, selling 105,000 copies in its first week.

The album figures make "X&Y" the top debut of the year, doubling the sales of 50 Cent's "The Massacre," which debuted in March with 52,000 copies sold.

Coldplay's last album, 2002's "A Rush of Blood to the Head," debuted in Canada with first-week sales of 28,200 -- 73 per cent less their new effort.

They also grabbed the No. 1 spot south of the border, selling 737,000 copies of "X&Y" in the U.S.

Back in Canada, two other hot debuts graced the charts -- the Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business" checked in at No. 2 with sales of 56,000 and the White Stripes' "Get Behind Me Satan" premiered at No. 3, selling 24,000 copies.

Il Divo's latest, which held the No. 1 position last week, was relegated to No. 4, System of a Down's "Mezmerize" fell three to No. 5, and Audioslave's "Out of Exile" occupied the No. 6 spot.

Michael Buble's "It's Time" and Gwen Stefani's "Love.Angel.Music.Baby" both dropped two notches to No. 7 and No. 8, respectively, Oasis's "Don't Believe the Truth" sank six rungs to No. 9, and Green Day's "American Idiot" rounded out the top 10.

In the U.S., the Black Eyed Peas came in at No. 2, followed by The White Stripes in third, Shakira's' "Fijacion Oral, Volumen 1" in fourth, and Mariah Carey in fifth.


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