Official Charts Analysis: Adele beats Coldplay

Still in a league of its own, Adele's 25 romps to a deceptively easy third week atop the album chart after selling a further 353,765 copies, while denying Coldplay the opportunity of securing their seventh No.1.

25's towering tally - the 15th highest weekly sale ever - was made up of 322,647 sales on CD, 2,885 on vinyl and 28,233 downloads. It continues atop the CD chart but falls to No.2 on both vinyl and downloads. The only other album ...

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