Drones, the recently released seventh album from rock band Muse, has stormed to the top of the UK albums chart, selling 73,000 copies during its first week of release.
This achievement marks a significant milestone for the band, as they have now produced five consecutive number one albums. The group’s previous chart-topping albums include The Second Law (2012), The Resistance (2009), Black Holes and Revelations (2006) and Absolution (2003). The band’s 2001 album Origin of Symmetry and 1999 debut album Showbiz reached No. 3 and No. 29 in the albums chart respectively.
The album, which is also likely to top the US album charts (a first for the group), has been described by lead singer Matt Bellamy as Muse’s best. He admitted that this was something he hadn’t felt able to say for quite a while.
Other new entries in the UK albums chart this week include Leftfield, The Rolling Stones, Of Monsters and Men, and the Franz Ferdinand and Sparks supergroup, FFS.
Last week’s number one album, Florence And The Machine’s How Big How Blue How Beautiful has now fallen to the number two spot, while Jason Derulo has topped the UK singles chart for a third week in a row, with ‘Want to Want Me.’
Watch Muse’s latest music video for their single, ‘Mercy’, below.