It has been confirmed that Chris Martin and cohorts were the biggest selling 'rock' artist of 2011.

The Official Charts Company has confirmed that Coldplay's single 'Paradise' topped the chart with over 410,000 copies.

The Londoners also had the biggest selling album with Mylo Xyloto selling more than 900,000 copies.

Noel Gallagher's debut solo effort was the second biggest seller of last year - followed by Florence And The Machine, Foo Fighters and Mumford and Sons.

Elbow, Kasabian, Snow Patrol, Noah And The Whale and Arctic Monkeys were also in the top ten.

Yesterday it was revealed that pop albums outsold rock albums last yearfor the first time in seven years.

The figures show sales of music by guitar bands werer at their lowest level for nine years, with 7 of the top selling albums from last year classed as pop.