Muse get their seventh UK number 1 album with Will Of The People.
The English rock band’s ninth studio album, featuring Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard, outperforms the rest of the combined Top 10 to reach the top, racking up an impressive 51,500 chart units in its week of release. opening.
Muse also claims an official chart first with the record, the Official Charts Company can confirm. Will Of The People becomes the first ever UK number 1 album to incorporate NFT (non-fungible token) technology. The limited-edition ‘Digital Pressing’ release is a collaboration between Warner Music UK and eco-music marketplace Web3 Serenade, and comes on the heels of Aitch’s Close To Home, which last week became the first NFT project. to enter the official UK system. Album chart.
Additionally, Will Of The People’s chart-topping success means Muse now count themselves among fellow bands The Killers and The Prodigy, who also have seven chart-topping albums apiece.
See the full list of acts with the most UK number 1 albums here.
Meanwhile, DJ Khaled claims a career high with the thirteenth studio album GOD DID this week – his first UK Top 5 album (4). The Louisiana-born producer, real name Khaled Mohammed, has previously enjoyed Top 10 success with the 2016 release Major Key (7), 2017’s Grateful (10), the 2019 record Father Of Asahd (6 ) and the 2021 album Khaled Khaled (10). See DJ Khaled’s full official chart history here.
Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers made an impressive return to the Top 10 this week, jumping 65 spots to number 7 following the release of the LP on CD and vinyl formats. The Compton-born rapper’s fifth studio album, it initially peaked at number 2 when it was released in May.
The Arctic Monkeys see their 2013 studio album AM (8) return to the Top 10 for the first time since June 2014, following their headliners at Reading and Leeds festival last week, and the announcement of their seventh album The Car in October.
How To Be A Person Like Other People offer West Yorkshire rock export Embrace their eighth UK Top 10 album this week, debuting at number 9. The band enjoyed their latest Top 10 success with the record from 2018 Love Is A Basic Need (5).
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Elsewhere, Blondie’s first-ever box set, Against The Odds: 1974-1982, enters at number 25. Meanwhile, California heavy metal quartet Machine Head’s ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN is new at number 27.
Marking their first chart-topping chart in almost 40 years, Altered Images’ Mascara Streakz comes in at number 28. The record is the Scottish new wave band’s first new release in 39 years; the band last achieved Official Albums Chart success with Bite (16) in 1983. Explore Altered Images’ chart history and find their UK most streamed tracks here.
An updated version of Bastille’s former number 1 album, Give Me The Future, repackaged with brand new record Dreams Of The Past, sees the record return to the Top 30 this week (29).
Finally, Bruno Mars and Anderson’s 2021 collaborative disc .Paak An Evening With Silk Sonic returns to the Top 40 this week (38) following its release on physical formats. The album peaked at number 9 last November.
See the full Top 100 Official Albums here starting at 5:45 p.m.
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