Saturday, June 15, 2024

Coldplay Album Sales Disaster for “Everyday Life,” Which Debuted Low and Dropped 70% in Second Week


Chris Martin can’t be too happy right now. Coldplay’s new album has turned into a sales disaster. The reasons are unclear.

Coldplay appeared on “Saturday Night Live” two weeks ago and seemed to have a success. There were predictions of sales of 80,000 for the album’s debut week, including streaming.

But “Everyday Life” sold just 48,000 including streaming. Pure sales were a shockingly low 36,000.

This past week, the album dropped 70% and sold just 15,000 copies. Pure sales were just 9,288.

Just before “Everyday Life” was released, Martin announced the band would not tour behind it because of “environment concerns.” WTF? That was like admitting the album was bad, and that no one would come to a show.

I don’t know the history of how Coldplay got into such trouble, but now they must re-evaluate their strategy. Did Coldplay fans just not like this record? Let me know at

Poor Chris, he may have get job answering the phone at Goop!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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