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- Posted on Jan 21st 2010 4:44AM by Julian Marszalek
'Contra' has become some of a global phenomenon since its release almost two weeks ago. It entered the chart at number one in Canada and number two in Australia and secured a top three placing in the UK.
Their eponymous debut album has so far sold over a million copies worldwide and achieved gold status in the U.S. (500,000 copies) and platinum status in the U.K.
Richard Russell, head of Vampire Weekend's label XL Recordings, said, "We've always seen Vampire Weekend as a band with limitless potential. They've now reached number one in the world's biggest market with an original, inventive, self-produced album. They have toured tirelessly and built a loyal fanbase. As a completely independent label we are proud to have given such an independently spirited band a platform to achieve this great success without compromise."