Coldplay's sixth studio album has been named the biggest-selling album of the year so far.
Ghost Stories has sold over 375,000 copies since its release in May to beat Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon and Arctic Monkey’s AM, according to the Official Charts Company.
The second biggest-selling album is Paolo Nutini’s Caustic Love, which has sold over 329,000 copies since April.
Ellie Goudling’s Halcyon is in third position after the singer reissued an expanded version of her album Halcyon Days, which includes her number one single “Burn”.
Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction is fourth, while Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour completes the top five with sales of over 228,000 copies since its release in May.
Ed Sheeran’s X has been named the twelfth best-selling album of the year so far after just one week on sale.
The album sold over 182,000 copies during its first week of release and is currently the fastest-selling record of 2014 so far.
One Direction’s Midnight Memories was named the biggest-selling album of 2013, with sales of over 685,000.
The top-selling albums of 2014 so far
1- Coldplay, Ghost Stories
2- Paolo Nutini, Caustic Love
3- Ellie Goudling, Halcyon
4- Paloma Faith, A Perfect Contradiction
5- Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour
6- Pharrell Williams, Girl
7- Bastille, Bad Blood
8- London Grammar, If You Wait
9- Beyonce, Beyonce
10- Arctic Monkeys, AMReuse content