Coldplay red hot on Cdn. charts

Coldplay debuts at No. 1 in Canada and the U.S.

Coldplay debuts at No. 1 in Canada and the U.S.

, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:39 PM ET

Coldplay turns up the heat on the Canadian album charts, notching the best sales week in six months.

The Brit-rock quartet's fifth studio effort, "Mylo Xyloto," shoots to the top of the charts, selling 65,000 in its debut, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.

The figures make "Mylo Xyloto" the top debut since June of this year, when Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" racked up 81,000 copies.

Comparatively speaking, the new disc didn't reach the numbers of their last album, 2008's "Viva La Vida," which came in with first-week sales of 90,000.
 


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Their high-water mark continues to be their third effort "X&Y," which sold 105,000 when it premiered in June of 2005.

They also snag the top spot south of the 49th parallel, going just shy of gold status, selling 447,000 copies of "Mylo Xyloto" in the U.S., according to Billboard.com.

Although somewhat overshadowed by Coldplay's debut, Michael Buble's brand new yuletide effort, "Christmas," gets a huge head start on the holiday season, checking in at No. 2 with 37,000 in sales.

The two big premieres force Adele's "21," which has been in the top 2 positions for months now, (18,000) down to No. 3.

Kelly Clarkson's fifth disc "Stronger" proves she still has the stuff as she snags the No. 4 spot.

Tony Bennett's "Duets II" slips three to No. 5, gravelly troubadour Tom Waits enters the charts at No. 6 with "Bad As Me," and LMFAO's "Sorry for Party Rocking" moves down from No. 3 to No. 7.

Scotty McCreery's "Clear as Day" sinks four to No. 8, thanks to a short Canadian tour, Mumford & Sons "Sigh No More" shoots up 11 positions at No. 9, and Lady Antebellum's "Own the Night" hold on to No. 10.

In the U.S., Kelly Clarkson comes in second, Michael Buble in third, Adele in fourth, and Toby Keith's "Clancy's Tavern" in fifth.

 


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