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Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends' named 2008's Best-Selling Album.

Byline: ANI

London, Feb 17 (ANI): Rock band Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends' was the top-selling album of 2008 worldwide, figures have revealed.

According to the IFPI, the body that represents the recording industry worldwide, the British band sold 6.8million copies.

Veteran rockers AC/DC landed the number two spot with their 15th studio album 'Black Ice', reports the BBC.

The cast of Mamma Mia! The Movie were at number three with their soundtrack album, which was released in July 2008.

Duffy came fourth with her debut album 'Rockferry' and was also the biggest-selling new artist worldwide in 2008.

Metallica's Death Magnetic took fifth place.

Leona Lewis and Amy Winehouse were sixth and seventh respectively with Spirit and Back to Black, even though their albums were released one to two years earlier.

The soundtrack to High School Musical 3: Senior Year was the eighth best selling, with Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter III' at nine.

Rihanna's 'Good Girl Gone Bad' rounded off the top 10.

Top 10 selling albums of 2008:

1.Coldplay - "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends"

2.AC/DC - "Black Ice"

3.Various Artists - "Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack Featuring The Songs Of ABBA"

4.Duffy - "Rockferry"

5.Metallica - "Death Magnetic"

6.Leona Lewis - "Spirit "

7.Amy Winehouse - "Back To Black"

8.Various Artists - "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"

9.Lil Wayne - "Tha Carter III"

10.Rihanna - "Good Girl Gone Bad" (ANI)

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