Coldplay Tops World Chart for '08

Viva la Vida the year's bestselling album
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2009 3:28 PM CST
Coldplay Tops World Chart for '08
Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, and Christine Baranski are shown in a scene from, "Mama Mia!" The movie's soundtrack was the world's third-best selling album in 2008.   (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Peter Mountain)

Coldplay’s Viva La Vida was the best-selling album in the world last year, the BBC reports, selling 6.8 million copies. Coldplay was one of four British acts to crack the top 10. Here’s the rest of the list:

  1. AC/DC: Black Ice
  2. The Mama Mia! soundtrack

  1. Duffy: Rockferry
  2. Metallica: Death Magnetic
  3. Leona Lewis: Spirit
  4. Amy Winehouse: Back to Black
  5. High School Musical 3 soundtrack
  6. Lil Wayne: The Carter III
  7. Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad
(More music industry stories.)

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