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Coldplay Scores Sixth Consecutive Number-One Album in the UK

Image courtesy of Parlophone Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Parlophone Records (via ABC News Radio)

Coldplay 's latest,  Ghost Stories , has landed at the top of the album charts in the U.K., giving the band its sixth consecutive number one album debut. 

Ghost Stories  was released on May 19 across the pond -- as well as in the States -- and it's sold more than 168,000 copies in the band's home country, making it the fastest-selling album of 2014 so far in the U.K. 

British Charts Company chief  Martin Talbot  said in  a statement , "A new Coldplay album always makes a huge impact, and  Ghost Stories  is no exception.  The boys have made it a perfect six number ones out of six albums today. That is some achievement!"

A rep from Coldplay's label Parlophone called this "a landmark moment in a long list of accomplishments for an extraordinary band."

Coldplay’s previous five studio albums are:  Parachutes , from 2000;  A Rush of Blood to the Head , from 2002;  X&Y , released in 2006;  Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends  from 2008; and  Mylo Xyloto  from 2011. Together they have sold more than 11.1 million copies in the U.K..

Ghost Stories  is expected to debut at number one in the U.S. when results are tallied later this week. The current top album is  Turn Blue  by  the Black Keys , which sold 164,000 copies during its first week of release.

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