Muse Replace Florence + The Machine On Top Of The Album Chart With ‘Drones’

Robbie Daw | June 17, 2015 9:47 am

Florence Welch finds herself with her fellow countrymen Muse atop the Billboard 200 this week, as the British band’s seventh studio album Drones nabs the #1 spot after moving 84,000 units (79,000 of which were actual sales). Overall, it’s the fourth Top 10 album for Muse, and Drones follows 2012’s The 2nd Law, which peaked at #2 on the chart and contained the Matt Bellamy-led act’s double-Platinum smash “Madness.”

Florence + The Machine’s third LP How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful thus drops from the top spot down to #4 on the Billboard 200.

And in keeping with the theme of British bands having a good week on the album chart, the deluxe (and super-deluxe) reissue of the Rolling Stones‘ classic Sticky Fingers goes in at #5. The LP, which contains such staples as “Brown Sugar” and “Wild Horses,” originally peaked at #1 upon its release in spring 1971.

The Top 10 of the Billboard 200:

1. Muse, Drones *new* *1 week*
2. Taylor Swift, 1989
3. Of Monsters And Men, Beneath The Skin *new*
4. Florence + The Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
5. The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers *re-entry*
6. Ed Sheeran, x
7. Sam Hunt, Montevallo
8. A$AP Rocky, At.Long.Last.A$AP
9. Maroon 5V
10. Meghan Trainor, Title

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