Charts analysis: Coldplay beat Robbie Williams to No.1

The group and the solo artist with most No.1 albums in the 21st century went head-to-head for chart supremacy this week, and after a titanic tussle the winners were Coldplay.

Securing their eighth consecutive No.1 studio album since their 2000 debut, Coldplay came from behind to debut atop the chart with Everyday Life, leaving Robbie Williams to open in second place with his seasonal set, The Christmas Present.

Everyday Life racked up the third highest artist album sale of the ...

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