Muse Makes UK Chart History With ‘Will Of The People’

Mouse barreling their way to a seventh UK No. 1 with The Will of the People.

The British alternative rock trio got off to a fast start as The Will of the People (via Warner Records) blasted to the top of the midweek leaderboard, moving more chart units than the rest of the top 10 combined.

When the weekly chart was released on Friday (September 2), Muse was clear at the top, accumulating 51,500 chart units, Official Charts Company reports.

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Along with the title, Muse grabs one piece of card historyas The Will of the People becomes the UK’s first ever leader to incorporate NFT technology, thanks to a limited edition “Digital Pressing”, a collaboration between Warner Music UK and web3 marketplace Serenade.

With seven frontmen, Muse joins an elite class of bands that includes The Prodigy and The Killers, and solo artists Cliff Richard, Elton John, Barbara Streisand, George Michael and Paul McCartney.

The Will of the PeopleMuse’s ninth studio album, also bowed at No. 1 on Australia’s ARIA chart last week.

Several new titles appear lately Official UK Albums Chartbelow God did (Epic/We The Best), DJ Khaled’s 13th studio album. It’s new at No.4 for the US-born producer’s career-high chart position, which topped the No.6 peak of his 2019 album Father of Asahd. God did is DJ Khaled’s fifth UK top 10.

British indie rockers Embrace grabbed an eighth top 10 place with How to be a person like other people (Mo’Betta), new at No. 9. It’s the three-time chart-topper’s first studio album release since 2018 Love is a basic needwhich reached No. 5.

The current frame also welcomes new arrivals from legends of the punk era Blondie (Against The Odds: 1974-1982 at No. 25 via UMC), Californian heavy metal act Machine head (Of Kingdom and Crown at No. 27 via Nuclear Blast) and Altered Images if Mascara Streakz (Cooking Vinyl) drops in at No.28, for the Scottish new wave act’s first chart appearance in nearly 40 years.

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