Talk about bragging rights! Coldplay had the best selling album in the world in 2008.
The album sold 6.8 million copies worldwide according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the recording industry across the globe.
The album won three awards at the 2009 Grammy Awards: Best Rock Album as well as Song Of The Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group for the song Viva La Vida.
The top 20 selling albums of 2008 were:
1 Coldplay: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
2 AC/DC: Black Ice
3 Various Artists: Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack Featuring The Songs Of ABBA
4 Duffy: Rockferry
5 Metallica: Death Magnetic
6 Leona Lewis: Spirit
7 Amy Winehouse: Back To Black
8 Various Artists: 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 Pink: 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