Originally released in 2008, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends is the fourth full-length from the British rock band Coldplay. Featuring an enriching production from a well chosen Brian Eno, Viva La Vida was both a critical and commercial success, as not only was it the biggest selling album of 2008, it won a 2009 Grammy for Best Rock Album and was nominated for Album of the Year.
Half of the album's 10-tracks found success as singles including "Violet Hill," "Viva la Vida," "Lovers in Japan," "Lost!" and "Strawberry Swing." Viva La Vida takes its name from a painting by Frida Kahlo, the acclaimed 20th century Mexican artist while the album's artwork features the classic painting Liberty Leading the People by French painter Eugène Delacroix.