A Number 1 is always worth the wait, and Coldplay's patience has been rewarded today as they finally score a seventh chart-topping album with A Head Full Of Dreams.
The news comes days after the band's dazzling performance at the Super Bowl 50's halftime show, where they shared the stage with Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson and Beyoncé.
The album's climb to the summit gives them a straight run of Number 1 studio albums since Parachutes topped the Official Albums Chart in 2000. See Coldplay's Top 20 biggest selling singles in the UK.
A Head Full of Dreams was released back in December 2015, where it was kept off Number 1 by the mighty force of Adele's 25. This week, though, it's Adele's turn to sit in second place as she climbs two spots to Number 2.
Last week's Number 1, David Bowie's hits collection Best Of Bowie, slides to Number 3, while Justin Bieber's Purpose nudges back up one to Number 4 and Bowie's Blackstar falls three places to 5.
There are seven new entries, and two albums returning, on the Top 40 this week. Highest debut goes to legendary Elton John – Wonderful Crazy Night is new at Number 6 and gives him a 31st Top 10.
Foxes scores a second Top 20 album with All I Need, new at Number 12, and veteran rockers The Cult bag a seventh, with Hidden City at 19.
Swedish superstar DJ Eric Prydz scores a new Official Albums Chart personal best, as Opus goes in at Number 23, and American singer-songwriter Chris Isaak is new at 32 with First Comes The Night.
Rapper Future is new at 34 with EVOL, and Rod Stewart's Another Country returns to the Top 40, climbing nine places to 35. Sunderland rockers Field Music go in at Number 36 with Commontime, and at 40, Mumford & Sons' Wilder Mind makes a return.