Chart Chat: Adele’s Beats Out Coldplay For U.K. No. 1December 11, 2015
However, Coldplay had their best selling album since 2008. And Bieber replaces himself at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart.
A Head Full Of Dreams is Coldplay’s first album to not debut at No. 1 in the U.K.
The super group, who open with 236,000 units, can thank Adele for that. She lands atop the charts for a third week in a row with 354,000, bringing her total U.K. sales to date to 1.593 million.
Coldplay should still pat themselves on the back – the new LP sold better than last year’s Ghost Stories (168,000) or 2011’s Mylo Xyloto (208,000), reports Billboard. Perhaps their decision to leave the album off Spotify initially paid off, however as of today (Dec. 11), it is available for streaming there.
Elvis Presley’s If I Can Dream album drops to No. 3, Justin Bieber’s Purpose moves 3–4 and Jess Glynne’s I Cry When I Laugh stays at No. 5.
Speaking of the Biebs, his non-single “Love Yourself,” with a combined total of 114,000 units sold, takes the No. 1 spot and bumps his official release “Sorry” to No. 2. He’s the only person to knock their own single off the top spot and hold the position for two consecutive weeks, claims HDD.
Sigala’s “Sweet Lovin'” (Ministry of Sound), featuring Bryn Christopher, takes the No. 3 spot this week with a combined sales of over 400k. Adele’s “Hello” slips from 3-4 and “You Don’t Own Me” by Grace featuring G-Eazy stays at No. 5.
Predictably, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” lands in the Top 20 this week, jumping from 35-13.