Charity compilation album Warchild has raced to more than 100,000 downloads in only a few days since release. Featuring Coldplay, Radiohead and Mercury Music Prize winner Anthony And The Johnsons, the album will ship on CD in two weeks’ time.

Facts and figures:
Fastest ever download album
Number One album in the download chart
On course to be the biggest ever download album
In two hours, sold 18,000 tracks
Busiest minute, at 18.52 on Friday 9th September, sold over 300 tracks
Within the first 24 hours, 60,000 tracks had been downloaded
In 4 days, www.warchildmusic.com has sold 100,000 tracks, raising £50,000
On launch day, www.warchildmusic.com had over a million hits
The site was taken down twice on the afternoon of Friday 9th September by the sheer volume of traffic, despite extensive advance planning – before the album was even available
The site’s busiest minute was at 18.52 on Friday 9th September
At its peak, the site was making a sale every ½ a second
The top selling track on www.warchildmusic.com is Radiohead – it even entered the UK’s download chart, despite only being available for sale for one charting day
First album to offer complete download choice between MP3, AAC and WMA, meaning it will work on any computer or MP3 player – a sticking point for many download retailers
The album went live on iTunes on Tuesday 13th September: on Wednesday morning it was No. 3 in their album download chart; by Wednesday afternoon it was No.2

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