Coldplay’s New Release Starts At #1 On Top Rock Albums
By : Kevin Rutherford
Source : Billboard
Debuts take up the No. 1 spots on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts dated Oct. 30, thanks to strong numbers for Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres and Ice Nine Kills’ Welcome to Horrorwood: The Silver Scream 2.
Spheres, Coldplay’s ninth studio album, bows at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums with 57,000 equivalent album units earned in the Oct. 15-21 tracking period, according to MRC Data.
It’s the Chris Martin-led band’s sixth ruler on Top Rock Albums, which started in 2006, and fifth on Alternative Albums (2007). 2008’s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends was the band’s first to lead both, and just one – 2019’s Everyday Life – only managed the No. 1 spot on Top Rock Albums while not crowning Alternative Albums (No. 2).