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Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Tops Billboard 200 With 2014's Biggest Sales Week

May 29, 2014 (1:58 am) GMT
Marking the British band's fourth studio album to top the chart, 'Ghost Stories' also scores the largest sales week for any album since Beyonce's surprise set came with 617,000 last December.

's latest album, "", has arrived at No. 1 on Billboard 200. Nielsen SoundScan reports that the record, which marks the British act's fourth No. 1 LP on the chart, takes the top slot after selling 383,000 copies in its first week.

That's the biggest sales week for this year, easily surpassing 's "" that opened with 288,000 back in early February. That is also the largest sales week for any album since ' self-titled set "" debuted at No. 1 with 617,000 last December.

Next on Billboard 200, 's "" lands at No. 2 with 211,000. The country singer's third studio album beats its predecessor, 2011's "", which peaked at No. 4 with 51,000.

At No. 3, 's "" slips from last week's No. 2 with 67,000, while the "" soundtrack album manages to keep its position steady at No. 4 with 65,000. ' "", which last week ruled the chart, plunges to No. 5 after selling additional 54,000.

The "Now 50" album falls from No. 3 to No. 6 with 51,000. Behind the compilation set, ' second studio effort "" comes at No. 7 with 41,000 and the soundtrack of "" opens at No. 8 with 34,000.

's "" jumps from No. 14 to No. 9 with 22,000. The album's latest single, -assisted "Fancy", has just landed at No. 1 on Billboard 100. closes out the top 10 as their "" slides from No. 5 with just under 22,000.

  1. "" - (383,000)
  2. "" - (211,000)
  3. "" - (67,000)
  4. "" Soundtrack - Various Artists (65,000)
  5. "" - (54,000)
  6. The "Now 50" Album - Various Artists (51,000)
  7. "" - (41,000)
  8. "" Soundtrack - Various Artists (34,000)
  9. "" - (22,000)
  10. "" - (under 22,000)

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