Midweek update: Muse set for second week at Number One with new album ‘Drones’

New entries also come from Adam Lambert, Rixton, Giorgio Moroder and Sarah Cracknell

Muse are set for their second week at Number One in the Official UK Album Chart this week with their album ‘Drones’ leading the sales figures in today’s (June 17) midweek update.

‘Drones’ went straight to Number One when it was released earlier this month (June 8). Florence + The Machine’s ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ is at Number Two.

New in the Top 10 at today’s midweek point is James Taylor’s ‘Before This World’, new at Number Three. The album is on course to be Taylor’s highest charting studio album for 44 years.


Other new entries in this week’s Official Album Chart at today’s midweek stage include Rixton (7), Giorgio Moroder (17), Sarah Cracknell (26), The Selecter (29) and Walk The Moon (31).

Foo Fighters’ Greatest Hits (34) and Royal Blood’s ‘Royal Blood’ (40) are both on track to re-enter the Top 40 on Sunday, climbing nine and one places respectively. The bands were both due to play at Wembley Stadium together this week prior to Dave Grohl breaking his leg.

Meanwhile, in the Official UK Singles Chart, Jason Derulo is neck and neck in sales with Deorro & Chris Brown’s ‘Five More Hours’.

Britney Spears, meanwhile, is on track for her 24th Top 10 single with ‘Pretty Girls’. The song, which features Iggy Azalea, is currently at Number Eight on today’s update.

The full chart rundown is announced on BBC Radio 1 this Sunday (June 21).