Muse Lands Their Sixth U.Ok. No. 1 Album With 'Simulation Theory'


British progressive rock favorites Muse outdo pop mainstay Olly Murs to land their sixth U.Ok. No. 1 with Simulation Theory (Helium Three/Warner Bros./Warner Music).

Muse first topped the album survey with their 2003 album Absolution, which now has mixed items of 948,000, based on the Official Charts Company. The group's bestselling U.Ok. album is 2006's Black Holes & Revelations, which now stands at 1.2 million mixed items. 

Simulation Theory did battle all week with Murs' new launch You Know I Know (RCA/Sony), which ends the gross sales body at No. 2, ending his run of 4 consecutive No. 1 albums. The Greatest Showman soundtrack (Atlantic/Warner) rebounds once more, 5-Three.

The Beatles (Apple Corps/Universal), the 1968 set broadly often known as “The White Album,” marks its 50th anniversary, multi-format reissue with a No. Four debut. The set spent eight weeks on the summit on first launch. Queen's The Platinum Collection (Virgin/Universal) climbs 7-5.

Also new within the album prime ten are Aled Jones and Russell Watson's In Harmony collaboration (BMG) at No. Eight, and the fourth album (and fourth U.Ok. prime ten entry) by Imagine Dragons, Origins (Interscope/Universal) at No. 9.

Meanwhile, Ariana Grande's “Thank U, Next” (Republic/ Universal) begins a second week atop the singles chart. Grande's single has 95,000 mixed items, in comparison with 73,000 in its first (six-day) week. It additionally delivers the best weekly streaming complete of any observe within the U.Ok., with 9.76 million performs. The final music to outdo that was Luis Fonsi's Despacito with 10.6 million in May 2017.

“Thank U, Next” additionally outsells Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's “Shallow” (Interscope/Universal), at No. 2 for a second week, by greater than two to 1. Little Mix's “Woman Like Me” (Interscope/Cash Money/Universal), that includes Nicki Minaj, holds at No. Three, as Rita Ora's “Let You Love Me” (Atlantic/Warner Music) climbs once more 5-Four. Dave's former No. 1 “Funky Friday” (Dave Neighbourhood), that includes Fredo, strikes again 6-5.

Halsey's “Without Me” (Capitol) is up 9-6, whereas Post Malone's “Sunflower” (Republic/ Universal), that includes Swae Lee, climbs 10-Eight. Freya Ridings returns to the highest ten once more with “Lost Without You” (Good Soldier), up 12-9.