British rockers Coldplay are on top of the world after their album 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" debuted at No.1 on the US Billboard album charts today. The band enjoyed sales of more than 720,000 copies in the United States after just six days in stores, a figure that follows on from similar sales in their homeland. This marks the second time the band has enjoyed the top spot on the US albums chart - their previous album 'X&Y' also debuted at No.1 in mid-2005. 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" also sits atop of the charts in the UK, Australia and countless countries throughout Europe, amassing worldwide sales of close to two million copies in just over a week.
The single "Viva La Vida" debuted at No.6 on the ARIA singles chart this week and currently sits atop the singles charts in both the US and UK. In another first for Chris and the boys, the single marks the first time Coldplay has hit the number one spot on the UK singles chart and also the first time since the Spice Girls' 'Wannabe' back in 1997 that a British group has hit the number one spot in the US singles chart. Expect the success to continue after the band performed three free concerts in support of the album, the most recent in New York's Madison Square Garden on Monday.