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Atlantic Records Scores Big on Billboard and iTunes Charts With Genre-Crossing Spectrum of Artists

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  • February 08, 2016
    Atlantic Records Scores Big on Billboard and iTunes Charts With Genre-Crossing Spectrum of Artists

    Entire Coldplay Catalog Rises In Wake Of Super Bowl Performance

    Atlantic Records is enjoying exceptional chart success with a genre-crossing spectrum of artists at all stages of their careers. This week alone, the company has three albums in the top seven on the Billboard 200, and six out of the top 16 albums on the chart. At the same time, Atlantic artists occupy nine out of the top 20 spots on the iTunes albums chart and have taken over the top three positions on the iTunes songs chart with Flo Rida’s “My House,” Coldplay’s “Adventure of a Lifetime,” and twenty one pilots’ “Stressed Out.” Atlantic’s performance spans hip-hop, pop, and rock, with releases representing the company’s diverse family of imprints.

    Leading the pack on the Billboard 200 are studio albums from a pair of newcomers: Kevin Gates’s Islah (Bread Winners' Association/Atlantic) at #2 and Charlie Puth’s Nine Track Mind (Atlantic) at #6, both in their debut week on the chart. Next up is the break-out #1 album from twenty one pilots, blurryface (Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic), ranking at #7 in its 38th week on the chart. Dream Theater debuts at #11 with their new album, Astonishing (Roadrunner/Atlantic), while Panic! At The Disco’s  #1 album, Death Of A Bachelor (Fueled By Ramen), is at #13. Super Bowl headliners Coldplay come in at #16 with their current album, A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone/Atlantic).

    With a number of new releases just out this past Friday, Atlantic’s showing on today’s live iTunes albums chart includes a number of top-ranked new albums, including Wiz Khalifa’s eagerly anticipated Khalifa (Rostrum Records/Atlantic), Young Thug’s I’m Up (300/Atlantic), and Boosie Badazz’s Out My Feelings In The Past (Trill/Atlantic). 

    Coldplay’s halftime performance at last night’s Super Bowl 50 has spurred an instant explosion of their Parlophone/Atlantic catalog, with all seven of their studio albums ranking in the top 30 on the iTunes album chart – including A Head Full Of Dreams at #1. In addition, the band has 10 of the top 100 tracks on the iTunes songs chart.

    The band’s performance was introduced by fellow Atlantic artist Janelle Monae, and Atlantic’s Bruno Mars joined Chris Martin and company on the Super Bowl stage. Super Bowl commercials also featured Atlantic artists Janelle Monae (Pepsi), Missy Elliott (Amazon’s Echo), and Flo Rida (Pizza Hut).

    “This is a hugely exciting time for all of us at Atlantic,” said Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald and Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. “We have an amazing roster of artists who are delivering a stream of extraordinary music. We also have the most passionate and dedicated team in the business, who are working 24/7 to launch and develop long-term careers, and take our artists to the next level. We’d like to thank all of our partners in the industry for showing such fantastic support for our music.”

    Atlantic’s remarkable success leads into next week’s Grammy Awards, where the company has an array of nominations from artists including Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth, Bruno Mars, Skrillex,  Galantis, Slipknot, Death Cab For Cutie, Kehlani, and the Hamilton original cast album.

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Entire Coldplay Catalog Rises In Wake Of Super Bowl Performance

Atlantic Records is enjoying exceptional chart success with a genre-crossing spectrum of artists at all stages of their careers. This week alone, the company has three albums in the top seven on the Billboard 200, and six out of the top 16 albums on the chart. At the same time, Atlantic artists occupy nine out of the top 20 spots on the iTunes albums chart and have taken over the top three positions on the iTunes songs chart with Flo Rida’s “My House,” Coldplay’s “Adventure of a Lifetime,” and twenty one pilots’ “Stressed Out.” Atlantic’s performance spans hip-hop, pop, and rock, with releases representing the company’s diverse family of imprints.

Leading the pack on the Billboard 200 are studio albums from a pair of newcomers: Kevin Gates’s Islah (Bread Winners' Association/Atlantic) at #2 and Charlie Puth’s Nine Track Mind (Atlantic) at #6, both in their debut week on the chart. Next up is the break-out #1 album from twenty one pilots, blurryface (Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic), ranking at #7 in its 38th week on the chart. Dream Theater debuts at #11 with their new album, Astonishing (Roadrunner/Atlantic), while Panic! At The Disco’s  #1 album, Death Of A Bachelor (Fueled By Ramen), is at #13. Super Bowl headliners Coldplay come in at #16 with their current album, A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone/Atlantic).

With a number of new releases just out this past Friday, Atlantic’s showing on today’s live iTunes albums chart includes a number of top-ranked new albums, including Wiz Khalifa’s eagerly anticipated Khalifa (Rostrum Records/Atlantic), Young Thug’s I’m Up (300/Atlantic), and Boosie Badazz’s Out My Feelings In The Past (Trill/Atlantic). 

Coldplay’s halftime performance at last night’s Super Bowl 50 has spurred an instant explosion of their Parlophone/Atlantic catalog, with all seven of their studio albums ranking in the top 30 on the iTunes album chart – including A Head Full Of Dreams at #1. In addition, the band has 10 of the top 100 tracks on the iTunes songs chart.

The band’s performance was introduced by fellow Atlantic artist Janelle Monae, and Atlantic’s Bruno Mars joined Chris Martin and company on the Super Bowl stage. Super Bowl commercials also featured Atlantic artists Janelle Monae (Pepsi), Missy Elliott (Amazon’s Echo), and Flo Rida (Pizza Hut).

“This is a hugely exciting time for all of us at Atlantic,” said Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald and Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. “We have an amazing roster of artists who are delivering a stream of extraordinary music. We also have the most passionate and dedicated team in the business, who are working 24/7 to launch and develop long-term careers, and take our artists to the next level. We’d like to thank all of our partners in the industry for showing such fantastic support for our music.”

Atlantic’s remarkable success leads into next week’s Grammy Awards, where the company has an array of nominations from artists including Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth, Bruno Mars, Skrillex,  Galantis, Slipknot, Death Cab For Cutie, Kehlani, and the Hamilton original cast album.