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Coldplay to get Paralympics sales boost


Coldplay to get Paralympics sales boost

By Dan Lane

Following their performance at Sunday’s (September 9) Paralympics Games closing ceremony, Coldplay look set to dominate this week’s Official Singles and Official Albums Charts.

According to today’s Official Charts Company’s sales data, the band currently have nine tracks in the Official Singles Chart midweek Top 100 and all five of their studio albums are currently in today’s midweek Official Albums Chart Top 100.

Of their singles, Princess Of China FT Rihanna looks set to chart the highest, jumping from Number 51 to 29, while Paradise is up 52 places from Number 92 to Number 40. The band’s 2005 Number 4 hit Fix You is up a massive 97 places to Number 74, while 2008’s Viva La Vida surges 148 places from 192 to 44.

Re-entering the Official Singles Chart from outside the Top 200, today the band’s 2000 Top 5 hit Yellow is at 58, 2002’s The Scientist is at Number 60, Charlie Brown is at 87, Clocks is at 91 and Every Tear Is A Waterfall is at 93.

Over on the Official Albums Chart, the band’s latest full-length, Mylo Xyloto, is on course to climb 14 places to Number 6, 2005’s X&Y is up 131 places from Number 194 to Number 63, and Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends climbs 138 places from Number 186 to 48.

Both 2002’s A Rush Of Blood To The Head and Coldplay’s 2000 debut album, Parachutes, re-enter the Official Albums Chart from outside the Top 200 at Number 53 and Number 61, respectively.

Be sure to return to on Sunday (September 16) at 7pm to see where Coldplay’s singles and albums place come the final whistle.