Belfast Telegraph

Muse grab top spot in album charts

Devon rockers Muse have stormed to the top of the album charts, replacing award-winning Brits Florence And The Machine at the summit after just one week.

Drones, the three-piece's latest cut, features singles Dead Inside and Mercy and sold almost 73,000 copies this week, according to the UK Official Charts Company.

Muse previously topped the chart with Absolution, Black Holes And Revelations, The Resistance and The 2nd Law, dating back to 2003.

Florence Welch's outfit slipped one place to two with third studio album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, trailed by Collabro's Act Two, E d Sheeran's X and Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour.

Elsewhere, new supergroup FFS - comprising members of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks - entered the album chart at 17 with their eponymous debut, while Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia - a symphonic version of The Who's landmark 1973 top five record - finished the week at 32.

The week's singles charts had a familiar feel to it, with American RnB star Jason Derulo on top for a third week with Want To Want Me.

OMI's Cheerleader, Major Lazer's Lean On, Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber's Where Are U Now, and Galantis' Runaway (You & I) complete the top five.


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