Coldplay will also be No. 1 for the first time in its career on tomorrow’s [June 19, 2008] Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Viva La Vida.” The song shifts 246,000 downloads in its third week atop Hot Digital Songs and continues to build at multiple radio formats, holding top 20 rankings at Adult Top 40 (No. 15) and Modern Rock (No. 16).
Capitol has even more reason to celebrate, as the label’s Katy Perry will move 4-2 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors on the Hot 100 for “I Kissed a Girl.” This will mark the first time that Capitol has had the top two slots on the Hot 100 in the same week since Billboard’s Sept. 2, 1967 issue, when the label had Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode To Billie Joe” at No. 1 and the Beatles’ “All You Need is Love” as the runner up.
In other Coldplay news, the group has tapped Santogold as the opening act for most of its North American tour, which begins July 14 in Los Angeles. [Billboard]