25-02-09

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Top 50 Global Best Selling Albums for 2008

Guns N Roses Album “Chinese Democracy” Was among the Top 50 Global Best Selling Albums for 2008 (Physical and digital album formats included), “Chinese Democracy” landed at number 14. Other Rock albums include Metallica “Death Magnetic” #5, AC/DC “Black Ice” #2 and Coldplay “Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends”#1

Coldplay’s Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends was the best-selling album of 2008 globally according to new figures from IFPI, the body that represents the recording industry worldwide.

The band’s fourth studio album sold 6.8 million units worldwide, achieving greater sales than High School Musical 2 did to top the chart in 2007. It sold more downloads than any other album in digital history within a month of release. The band recently picked up three Grammy awards in the US, including Best Rock Album, and are nominated for four BRIT awards in the UK.

The cast of Mamma Mia! The Movie took the number three spot for their soundtrack album, which was released in July 2008. It contains many of ABBA’s hits sung by actors including Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Julie Walters. A deluxe version of the album includes behind the scenes footage from the shooting of the film. UMPG has 100% of the album.

The biggest-selling new artist worldwide in 2008 was Welsh singer-songwriter Duffy, whose Rockferry album, (which UMPG has six cuts on via Stephen Booker, Eg White, James Hogarth) placed fourth. Rockferry was the best selling album of the year in the UK and contains the hit singles Mercy and Warwick Avenue. Duffy is nominated for four BRIT awards in the UK.

Metallica claimed fifth spot with Death Magnetic, their ninth studio album which is published by UMPG 100% in the UK, released in September 2008. The band became the first ever to achieve five consecutive number one debuts in the Billboard 200 chart.

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