Viva La Vida scales global chart heights

EMI adds that in many countries Viva La Vida beat X&Y's first-week sales and has already been certified gold or platinum in 31 countries, including double platinum in the UK and Canada.

As previously reported, Viva La Vida set the record for the highest first-week album sales on the iTunes Store worldwide, as well as being the biggest album pre-order in iTunes' history.

The album has since become the best-selling digital album to date in the US.

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