Coldplay Has Best Selling Album in the World

February 16, 2009 By:
Coldplay Has Best Selling Album in the World

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