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The band beat Ellie Goulding and Paolo Nutini to the top spot.
The list, compiled by the Official Charts Company, reveals that Ghost Stories (Coldplay's sixth studio album) sold 168,000 copies during its first week of release, and has sold around 375,000 copies to date.
Other records that made the list include Arctic Monkeys' AM, which came in at number 10, and Elbow's The Takeoff And Landing Of Everything, which charted at number 16.
See the top 10 below;
1 – Coldplay, 'Ghost Stories'
2 – Paolo Nutini, 'Caustic Love'
3 – Ellie Goulding, '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, 'AM'