14 September 2009

Oasis, Coldplay And Take That Break Records

Three British bands, Coldplay, Oasis and Take That have managed to score entries in the 2010 Guinness world records.

Coldplay claimed two records: “Most downloaded free track of the week” and “Best selling download album in the UK”. After 22 successive Top 10 hits in the UK, Oasis has set the record for “Longest Top 10 UK chart run by a group”.

Take That’s comeback tour has earned them a place in the records with an entry for the “Fastest-Selling UK tour”.

All 600,000 tickets for their 2009 tour sold out within five hours of going on sale.

Fellow Brit Alexandra Burke achieved two record entries for her single Allelulia, which sold a record 576,046 copies in the UK, topping Leona Lewis’s record in 2006.

The new records suggest the increasingly successful numbers of online downloads. Leona Lewis’s single Bleeding Love sold a record 3.3 million online in the US.

Other artists to break records include Sir Cliff Richard, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Britney Spears.

Spears is the youngest female artist in history to have five of her albums reach number 1.

Before she turned 20 years old on 2 December 2001, she had sold 37 million records around the world, earning her the title of all-time best-selling teenage artist.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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