Coldplay‘s new album, Ghost Stories, is looking at first-week sales of anywhere between 370,000 and 390,000 copies, according toBillboard.com, That would give the British quartet’s sixth studio effort the largest sales week of the year so far, while also easily making it the Number One debut on the Billboard album chart later this week.
- If it does land at the top of the chart, Ghost Stories would become Coldplay’s fourth Number One album as well as its fourth in a row.
- The best sales week of the year so far belongs to Eric Church, whose The Outsiders sold 288,000 copies in the week ending February 16th.
- Coldplay’s three previous chart-toppers include 2001’s Mylo Xyloto, which moved 447,000 copies, 2008’s Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friendsand 2005’s X&Y.
- The final chart will be revealed on Wednesday (May 28th).