Muse’s “Drones” Debuts at Number One on “Billboard” 200

Image Courtesy of Warner Bros. RecordsMuse's new album Drones has soared to the top of the Billboard 200, earning the band their first number-one album on the chart. In its first week of sales, Drones moved 84,000 equivalent album units, 79,000 of which were pure album sales.

Drones displaces last week's number-one album, Florence + the Machine's How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, which drops to fourth on this week's chart. According to Billboard, Drones replacing How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful at number one on the Billboard 200 marks the first time two British artists debuted atop the chart in back-to-back weeks.

Muse's last album, The 2nd Law, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, which marked their previous peak on the chart.

Another international band, Iceland's Of Monsters and Men, also made a big debut on this week's Billboard 200. The band's sophomore album, Beneath the Skin, bows at number three with 61,000 album equivalent units, 57,000 of which were pure album sales.

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