Coldplay Tops Global List of 2008’s Best-selling Albums

    "Always keep mystery. Not many interviews." There you have it, fledgling bands of the world. If you start right now and keep in mind those rules, as well as some key others, in about a decade’s time you can have the number one album in the world.


    Coldplay tops the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s report listing the 50 best-selling  albums of 2008. Coldplay moved 6.8 million copies of Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, more than High School Musical 2, which had the number one spot in 2007. 


    Filling out the rest of the top 5 were AC/DC, the soundtrack to Mamma Mia!, Duffy, and Metallica, and who knows what this list is going to look like next year, now that the Earth has fallen through a wormhole into the year 1998. See the rest of the list below.


    1. Coldplay: Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends

    2. AC/DC: Black Ice

    3. Various Artists: Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack

    4. Duffy: Rockferry

    5. Metallica: Death Magnetic

    6. Leona Lewis: Spirit

    7. Amy Winehouse: Back to Black

    8. Various Aritsts: High School Musical 3: Senior Year

    9. Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III

    10. Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad

    11. Madonna: Hard Candy

    12. Beyonce: I Am…Sasha Fierce

    13. P!ink: Funhouse

    14. Guns N’ Roses: Chinese Democracy

    15: Britney Spears: Circus

    16. Jack Johnson: Sleep Through The Static

    17. Il Divo: The Promise

    18. Taylor Swift: Fearless

    19. Jonas Brothers: A Little Bit Longer

    20. Various Artists: Camp Rock OST

    21. Kings of Leon: Only By The Night

    22. Nickelback: Dark Horse

    23. Miley Cyrus: Breakout

    24. Kid Rock: Rock N Roll Jesus

    25. Enya: And Winter came

    26. Mariah Carey: E=MC2

    27. Take That: The Circus

    28. The Killers: Day & Age

    29. Usher: Here I Stand

    30. T.I.: Paper Trail

    31. Kanye West: 808’s & Heartbreak

    32. Michael Jackson: Thriller (25th Anniversary Edition)

    33. Katy Perry: One of The Boys

    34. Exile: Exile Ballad Best

    35. Ne-Yo: Year of The Gentleman

    36. Amy Macdonald: This Is The Life

    37. Abba: Gold

    38. Namie Amuro: Best Fiction

    39. Jonas Brothers: Jonas Brothers

    40. Seal: Soul

    41. Sugarland: Love On The Inside

    42. Celine Dion: My Love Essential Collection

    43. Exile: Exile Catchy Best

    44. Dido: Safe Trip Home

    45. Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift

    46. Chris Brown:  Exclusive

    47. Twilight: Twilight OST

    48. Jason Mraz: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things

    49. OneRepublic: Dreaming Out Loud

    50. Various Artists: Now That’s What I Call Music Vol. 71