Muse score fifth UK Number One album with ‘Drones’

Other new entries in the Albums Chart include Rolling Stones, Leftfield and FFS

Muse have topped the UK Albums Chart with their seventh album ‘Drones’.

The record sold 73,000 copies in its first week on sale. It’s their fifth UK Number One, following 2012’s ‘The 2nd Law’, 2009’s ‘The Resistance’, 2006’s ‘Black Holes and Revelations’ and 2003’s ‘Absolution’. Muse’s 2001 album ‘Origin of Symmetry’ reached Number Three in the Albums Chart, while 1999 debut ‘Showbiz’ peaked at Number 29.

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Muse are also set to top the US Albums Chart for the first time with ‘Drones’. The band’s frontman 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”.

Other new entries in the UK Albums Chart this week include Leftfield with ‘Alternative Light Source’ at Number Six, The Rolling Stones with their reissue of 1971’s classic album ‘Sticky Fingers’ at Number Seven, Of Monsters & Men at Number Ten, Franz Ferdinand and Sparks supergroup FFS at Number 17 and Young Guns at Number 21. Last week’s Number One, Florence And The Machine’s ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’ is down to Number Two.

Meanwhile, Jason Derulo has topped the Official UK Singles Chart for the third week with ‘Want To Want Me’. The track’s 11,000 combined chart sales (including 2.07 million streams) over the last seven days keeps it at Number One.

‘Want To Want Me’ is Derulo’s fourth UK Number 1 after ‘In My Head’ (2010), ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’ (2011) and ‘Talk Dirty’ (2013). “I just want to say thank you to all the fans for giving me this tremendous pleasure,” he said upon entering the chart. “It never ever gets old. Honestly, it feels just as good every time, if not better.”