Muse have secured their fifth U.K. No. 1 album with Drones (Helium 3/Warner Bros.), 12 years after their first chart-topper. Jason Derulo moved into a third week atop the singles chart with “Want To Want Me” (Warner Bros.).
Drones had a combined sales figure of nearly 73,000, to continue a run for the progressive rock heavyweights that started in 2003 with Absolution. They also led the way with Black Holes & Revelations in 2006, The Resistance (2009) and The 2nd Law in 2012.
Florence + the Machine fell to No. 2 with last week’s bestseller, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Universal Island). Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro slipped 2-3 with Act Two (Syco Music/Sony Music) but Ed Sheeran’s X (Asylum/Warner Music) moved back 10-4 in its 51st chart week. Its track “Photograph” reached the top 40 for the first time, in its 16th week in the top 75 and 30th in the top 100, with a 43-34 move.