aishawch wrote:Really really excited for this era!!! I want to see if Coldplay can upstage Adele.
Adele is in another league this year, her album will be above the 2.4 million mark in the UK which is already a sales record number for a calender year, and there are still 6 months to go before the year is over.
Coldplay 2nd album remain their best seller to date with 2.7 million sold. This was their career peak as it is their best selling album pretty much in every country. Ever since that album they have changed their sound and in the UK, while still huge, their last album sold around 1.3 million units a decrease of 1.2 million compared to the previous album X&Y. With a decreased less sharper the same happened to them in the USA, but there it has more to do with the market decline than a real popularity decline.
Only in France, the Netherlands and maybe a few other countries their last album allowed them to see their popularity grow and register their biggest seller.
What will happen with the new album remains to be seen, the biggest question remaining wether or not they will be back to the astronomical sale level their first 3 albums registered in the UK; all of them having sold in excess of 2.3 million units.
They are not going to surpass Adele either in the US and the Netherlands, it seems an imposible task for them too, Adele having registered a very high level of sales and still going strong.