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Muse’s ‘Will of the People’ Becomes Band’s Third Top Rock & Alternative Albums No. 1

The set also starts at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums tallies.

Muse‘s new album Will of the People debuts at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts dated Sept. 10.

In the Aug. 26-Sept. 1 tracking week, People arrived with 24,000 equivalent album units, with 20,000 in album sales, according to Luminate.

The LP marks a return to No. 1 on all three lists for Muse after its predecessor, Simulation Theory, opened and peaked at No. 3 on Top Alternative Albums and No. 4 on both Top Rock & Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums in November 2018.

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The English band boasts three rulers on each chart, having previously led with 2015’s Drones and 2009’s The Resistance.

On the all-format Billboard 200, People bows at No. 15. It’s Muse’s sixth top 15 entry on the tally, a run that began with the No. 9-peaking Black Holes and Revelations in 2006.

People was preceded by lead single “Won’t Stand Down,” which topped the Mainstream Rock Airplay chart in May and reached No. 3 on Alternative Airplay and Rock & Alternative Airplay in March. The set’s “Compliance” followed, reaching No. 13 on Alternative Airplay and No. 38 on Rock & Alternative Airplay in August.

The LP’s latest single, the title track, hits a new No. 32 high on Mainstream Rock Airplay.