Coldplay album breaks through 500,000 UK sales in 10 days

Paul Williams

Already the year's second-biggest selling artist album - Duffy's Rockferry, up 3-2 this week on sales of 46,027, has sold 852,111 copies since its release 16 weeks ago - Viva La Vida... has sold 500,052 copies so far.

Overall, sales of Viva La Vida dipped 34.5% week-on-week, but it did remarkably well on downloads, which slipped by a more minor 16.7% to 25,613. That lifts 10-day download sales of the album to 55,991.

After reaching a 2008 high of 2,810,459 ...

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