Coldplay CAREER CSPC RESULTS
So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each Coldplay album achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!
In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, singles from X&Y released in digital format sold the equivalent of 2,010,000 albums – 13,400,000 downloads with a 10 to 1 weighting.
As a reminder:
- Studio Album: sales of the original album
- Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
- Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
- Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
- Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/11750 for Video stream)
At current pace, during 2018 year A Rush of Blood to the Head will add roughly 150,000 album sales from pure album format, over 100,000 from download sales and a huge 500,000 units thanks to streams.
The current totals of all Coldplay‘s albums are already superb. Mylo Xyloto eclipsed the 10 million equivalent album sales to join its four predecessors which are led by the iconic 2002 blockbuster at 18 million. Their last two efforts are both over 6 million with A Head Full Of Dreams already edging over Ghost Stories. The big deal of their catalog is how incredibly popular it remains still. I mentioned A Rush Of Blood to the Head likely powering 750,000 new units within’ a calendar year, but this situation is true for all their records. Well past its peak, a song like Hymn For the Weekend is currently registering streams worth 5,000 album sales every week. Coldplay‘s catalog is a real gold mine, granting them from now on an easy 3 to 5 million equivalent album sales every year even with no new release.
In total, they already sold a combined 85 million equivalent album units. The question is, when will they break the 100 million mark? With one more successful album and a streaming market that continues to grow, getting there by as early as 2020 is likely.
The following pages list the most successful songs by Coldplay. Do not forget to check our amazing cross-artists lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge their position in the history of the music industry.
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Sources: IFPI, EMI, Spotify, YouTube, Chartmasters.org.