UK Album Chart analysis: Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto smashes through 200k sales barrier

The only other 2011 album to open with sales north of 200,000 is Adele's 21, which sold 208,090 copies when debuting at number one in February, and still holds the 2011 record for most sales in a week, if not first week, scorching to 257,731 sales on its 10th week at number one in April, helped by Mother's Day gift-buying.

Although Coldplay are the 22nd group to have five number one albums, they are only the third to do so ...

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