Neither a leak two weeks ahead of the album’s release or allegations of ripping off a previously unknown Brooklyn indie band appear to have hurt Coldplay’s first week album sales. Over 720,000 copies of Coldplay’s latest album Viva La Vida were sold and that easily gave the group the top spot on the Billboard chart.
In addition, Viva La Vida is also the highest selling pre-order album on iTunes and last week it set the record for most worldwide iTunes first-week album sales. The constant
brainwashing airing of the Apple Viva La Vida ad across households around the world likely boosted sales.
If you still for some reason need more Coldplay in your life, the group is hitting the talk show circuit with scheduled performances on Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on June 25 , the "TODAY" show on NBC on June 27 and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on July 17.