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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