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    Coldplay vs. Kelly Clarkson—Who Won?

    Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto, Kelly Clarkson, Stronger

    Was Kelly Clarkson's Stronger strong enough to topple Coldplay?

    The O.G. American Idol took on Chris Martin & Co. on the charts this week, but did Coldplay's domination streak end when they decided to throw English—or any semblance of comprehensible album titles—to the wind?

    Where are Beyoncé and Jay-Z when you really need them?

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    Right where they belong, presumably: helping the Blighty boys celebrate.

    Shoppers clearly had no qualms consulting their trusty Webster's before making their purchases, as Mylo Xyloto became the Brit rockers' third consecutive No. 1 album, selling 447,000 copies its debut week out.

    And not to diminish the accomplishment, but in what's likely a sign of the times, the album is by far the band's lowest-selling chart-topper to date, selling nearly half what Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends and X&Y sold their first weeks out (721,000 and 737,000, respectively).

    As for Kelly, she may have lost out but she's not exactly a loser (particularly not in the Idol sales hierarchy), as her album debuted at No. 2 on the charts, selling 163,000 copies.

    (Pop) rock on, guys.

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