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Coldplay are the first band to sell more than million full digital albums

Coldplay are the kings of the digital music age. The band have become the first act to sell over one million full digital albums in the US.

Based on Nielsen SoundScan data, Coldplay have moved 1.35 million digital albums in the States and their label, EMI, reports sales from around the globe totalling two million digital albums worldwide.

And for Coldplay, the stats keep getting better and better: their 2008 release Viva La Vida, is now ranked as the top-selling digital album in SoundScan history. (Although we suspect a certain King Of Pop might stand a chance at besting that figure within a matter of weeks.)

It should be noted that these just-released sales figures of Coldplay's worldwide stats of more than two million full digital albums includes the download sales of four of the band's complete studio albums, a live disc and an EP, and is not calculated on the track equivalent basis (TEA) that SoundScan uses to calculate its digital album chart.

Listen to Coldplay perform 'Viva La Vida' live at the BBC in 2008 below: