A day after its "Viva la Vida" album hit stores, Coldplay claims its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 today with the title track. Capitol Records has even more reason to celebrate as the label's Katy Perry moves to No. 2 with "I Kissed a Girl." It's the first time Capitol has held the top two slots since September 1967 with the 1-2 punch of Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe" and the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love."
The "High School Musical" phenomenon has entered the record books again. More than 6 million combined physical and digital copies of "High School Musical 2" (Walt Disney Records) were shifted worldwide last year, making it the best-selling album of 2007, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Its predecessor, "High School Musical," was the world's best-selling album in 2006.
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Celebrity psychic Uri Geller and two partners have lost a federal lawsuit claiming that the former owners of Elvis Presley's pre-Graceland house breached an eBay contract to sell the Memphis home. Geller and his partners bid $905,100 for the home in a 2006 auction, but the deal fell apart. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Jon McCalla ruled that the eBay auction was more of an advertising vehicle than a binding sale.