Coldplay discography

Coldplay discography
Two men play guitars and one man sings into a microphone. One man is playing drums behind the other three men.
Coldplay performing in Hamburg, Germany in 2017. From left to right: Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin and Guy Berryman.
Studio albums8
Live albums6
Compilation albums6
Video albums4
Music videos47
EPs13
Singles38
Promotional singles20

British rock band Coldplay has released eight studio albums, six live albums, six compilation albums, four video albums, twelve extended plays, thirty eight singles, twenty promotional singles, and forty-seven music videos. The band has sold over 100 million records, including over 80 million album sales worldwide.[1] In addition, they have achieved nine million-selling singles in the United Kingdom,[2] and sold 18.2 million albums and 33.6 million song downloads in the United States.[3]

Coldplay released their debut studio album Parachutes on 10 July 2000. It was a commercial success, peaking at number one in the United Kingdom and performing well internationally.[4] The album was certified nine times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and has sold over 13 million copies worldwide.[5] Parachutes spawned four singles; "Yellow" and "Trouble" became top ten hits in the UK, while "Shiver" and "Don't Panic" were moderately successful.[6] The band's second studio album, A Rush of Blood to the Head, was released on 26 August 2002. The album experienced exceptionally strong sales in comparison to its predecessor, topping the charts in the UK and in many other countries, including Australia and Canada.[4][7][8] The band spent 18 months promoting and touring behind the album. Its lead single, "In My Place", peaked at number two in the UK and charted highly in several other countries.[6] "The Scientist" and "Clocks", the album's next two singles, became top ten hits in the UK; the latter single peaked at number 29 on the United States Billboard Hot 100, giving the band their first top 40 hit on the chart.[6][9]

Coldplay's third studio album, X&Y, was released on 6 June 2005. Topping the charts in numerous countries, including the UK and the US, the album was a commercial success.[4][10] X&Y went on to become the best-selling album of 2005, selling over 8.3 million copies by the end of the year.[11] Six singles were released from X&Y. The album's lead single "Speed of Sound" peaked at number two in the UK and became an international top ten hit.[6] Three of its subsequent singles, "Fix You", "Talk" and "The Hardest Part", were also commercially successful. Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, the band's fourth studio album, was released on 12 June 2008. It topped the charts in over thirty-six countries and became the best-selling album of 2008.[12][13] Within the first three days of the album's release, it sold over 302,000 copies. "Viva la Vida", the album's second single, became an international hit and topped the charts in countries such as the UK, the Netherlands and the US.[6][9][14]

Mylo Xyloto was released as the band's fifth studio album on 24 October 2011. It followed in the success of its predecessors, becoming a worldwide chart-topper. The album's first two singles, "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" and "Paradise", charted highly in several countries, the latter becoming the band's second number-one single in the United Kingdom.[6] The album produced an additional five singles: "Charlie Brown", "Princess of China", "Up with the Birds", "Hurts Like Heaven" and "Up in Flames". Preceded by the release of the singles "Magic", "Midnight" and "A Sky Full of Stars", the band's sixth studio album Ghost Stories was released on 19 May 2014 and went straight to number one in over fifteen countries. The group's seventh studio album A Head Full of Dreams was released on 4 December 2015, marking the shortest gap between two album releases by the band, and reached the top two in numerous countries upon release, later resurging in sales after their performance at Super Bowl 50 and eventually reaching six million copies worldwide.[15]

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  2. ^ "The UK's official chart millionaires revealed". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  3. ^ Hampp, Andrew (20 February 2015). "Is Coldplay's Planned 2016 Stadium Trek a Farewell Tour?". Billboard. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
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  11. ^ "Coldplay tops worldwide sales for 2005". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 31 March 2006. Archived from the original on 17 June 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2008.
  12. ^ Pakinkis, Tom (10 July 2008). "Viva La Vida scales global chart heights". Music Week. Retrieved 11 July 2008.
  13. ^ "Viva La Vida top selling global album of 2008". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 16 February 2009. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
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  15. ^ "COLDPLAY'S A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS ALBUM HITS 6 MILLION SALES". Dave Holmes Management. Retrieved 26 August 2019.