Muse have topped the US Albums Chart for the first time with their new album ‘Drones’.
The band released their seventh album earlier this month, also topping the UK Albums Chart in the process. The record sold 73,000 copies in its first week on sale in Britain and is the group’s fifth UK Number One of their career.
On Wednesday (June 17), Billboard also confirmed that Muse have reached the Number One spot Stateside, shifting 79,000 copies across the Atlantic. Muse succeeded Florence And The Machine at the US top spot, with Welch’s recent LP ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ dropping to Number Four.
It was recently reported that Muse are set for a second week at Number One in the UK. The full chart rundown will be announced on BBC Radio 1 this Sunday (June 21).
Meanwhile, Matt Bellamy has claimed that ‘Drones’ is Muse’s best album, admitting, “That’s not something I’ve been able to say for a while.” Bellamy also recently told NME about visiting the White House and talking conspiracy theories with former Secretary Of State Colin Powell.