Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto enters The Billboard 200 at No. 1, becoming the band's third consecutive studio album to debut atop both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart as No. 1 rankings continue to come in from around the globe.
Mylo Xyloto has also set the record for the highest first week album sales ever on the iTunes Store worldwide ' a milestone Coldplay first achieved in 2008 with the release of Viva La Vida. In the U.S., sales across all formats totaled 447,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The band celebrated the release of Mylo Xyloto with an 'American Express Unstaged' concert at Madrid's famed bullfighting arena, Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, The show's webcast, which was directed by award-winning filmmaker/photographer Anton Corbijn, generated 19 million streams during the live show and rebroadcasts that evening ' the most streams ever by a single-artist live event on YouTube. Q Magazine called the concert 'a rare and satisfying mix of communal euphoria and touching intimacy.'