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Muse are doing great in the US.Undisclosed Desires is doing better there than here/.Is it on normal radio or only rock radio,as its not a rock song??

 

Muse only gets played on Modern rock radio stations.

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If current airplay trends continue, the top three songs on next week's Alternative chart according to Mediabase will be:

 

1. "Waiting for the End" - Linkin Park

2. "Tighten Up" - Black Keys

3. "Undisclosed Desires" - Muse

 

It is interesting to note Linkin Park's "Lying from You" topped this chart in June 2004 when "Time is Running Out" became the first top ten charted song for Muse in the USA. These two bands have had the most top tens on the Alternative chart during this span.

 

What does Chester Bennington of LP think of Muse? Click on the video link below to find out. The interviewer is Stryker of KROQ.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDsOqjLE4Uw

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The above figures include the total estimated sales of concert tickets and the Pollstar list and holiday travel headlines reporting costs and support costs in the United States last fall, the band U2. However, in Europe, the band should come to the fore, especially in their home show, because they charge a slightly higher ticket prices.

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"Undisclosed Desires" has held the #4 position on Billboard's Alternative chart the last three weeks with around 1,400 weekly plays just a few spins behind "Shake Me Down" by Cage the Elephant. As predicted above, UD has risen to #3 on the Mediabase Alternative chart for the past two weeks. On the Billboard Rock Songs chart which ranks tracks by audience impressions instead of plays, UD is ranked at no. 7 ahead of "Shake Me Down" which moves up to no. 9. Linkin Park and The Black Keys occupy the top two positions on both of these charts with just over 1,700 weekly spins each for "Waiting for the End" and "Tighten Up," respectively.

 

Also, Mediabase has ranked "Uprising" as the most played track at modern rock radio on their 2010 year end Alternative chart with "Resistance" at no. 6. These two Muse tracks hold the exact same rankings on the Billboard year end Alternative chart. Amazingly, "Uprising" which charted for 53 weeks and spent 17 weeks at no. 1 was ranked higher than "Savior" by Rise Against which spent a record setting 65 weeks on the chart but peaked at no. 3 and ended up at no. 2 on both the Billboard and Mediabase year end rankings.

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Muse debuts at no. 41 on Billboard's new Social 50 chart which ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites. Artists' popularity is determined by a formula blending their weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views and weekly song plays. The top three artists on this chart are Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga. It moves up to no. 38 in its second week on this chart.

 

Source: http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/social-50?begin=41&order=position

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Songs ranked by number of weeks spent on the Billboard Alternative songs airplay chart:

 

"Uprising" - 53 weeks

 

"Resistance" - 33 weeks

 

"Hysteria" - 28 weeks

 

"Starlight" - 26 weeks

 

"Supermassive Black Hole" - 24 weeks

 

"Undisclosed Desires" - 31 weeks

 

"Time is Running Out" - 21 weeks

 

"Knights of Cydonia" - 20 weeks

 

"Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)" - 9 weeks

 

"Stockholm Syndrome" - 5 weeks

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"Ridin' the Wind" composed by George Bellamy for his band The Tornados debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1963 at position no. 80 while Muse's song "Uprising" composed by George's son Matthew debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at position no. 81 in August 2009. "Ridin' the Wind" was never released as a single in the UK but their earlier song"Telstar" composed by Joe Meek and the Tornados hit #1 in both the USA and the UK in 1962. The Tornados were known as the Tornadoes in the USA because another band had the same name. They were unable to tour in the USA in the early 1960's because of contractual tour commitments they had with British artist Billy Fury and because of a copyright infringement suit filed in France which the band eventually won.

 

"Uprising" peaks on the following Billboard charts showing genre crossover appeal:

 

#1 Alternative

#14 Hot AC/Adult Top 40

#21 Triple A

#28 Mainstream Rock

#37 Hot 100

#46 CHR/Mainstream Top 40

 

 

Records held by Muse on the Billboard and Mediabase Alternative songs charts:

 

"Uprising" - Most weeks spent at # 1 - Total of 19 from Sept 2009 thru Jan 2010 (Mediabase)

 

"Uprising" & "Resistance" occupied two of the top three positions in March 2010 (Billboard & Mediabase)

 

"Uprising" & "Resistance" & "NSC" concurrently in the Top 15 in June 2010 (Billboard & Mediabase)

 

"Uprising" & "Resistance" & "NSC" & "UD" concurrently in the Top 50 in July 2010

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"Uprising" has been certified Platinum (one million paid downloads) by the RIAA in the USA. It was one of 98 songs which achieved platinum status in 2010.

 

Il est évident que les soulèvements populaires méritent d'être encouragé.

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"Uprising" has been certified Platinum (one million paid downloads) by the RIAA in the USA. It was one of 98 songs which achieved platinum status in 2010.

 

Il est évident que le soulèvement mérite d'être encouragé.

 

:musesign::party::dance::awesome:

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1 1/2 Year Chart Streak

 

For the past 83 consecutive weeks Muse has had at least one song on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The streak started in August 2009 with Uprising and has continued uninterrupted with Resistance and NSC in 2010 and with UD through March 2011. This current streak beats the prior 69 non-consecutive weeks streak set by Muse from July 2006 through October 2007 with the three songs released from Black Holes and Revelations including KOC, Starlight, and SMBH.

 

BH&R remains the top selling album by Muse in both the USA and the UK. However the IFPI has just given the band's latest GRAMMY nominated album The Resistance a 2 x Platinum Europe Award for sales of two million copies. Click on the link below for the latest albums certified in Europe.

 

http://www.ifpi.org/content/section_news/plat_month_20110110.html

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2011 GRAMMY performance of "Uprising" and acceptance speech by the UK rock trio watched by 28 million TV viewers impacts Muse album and single sales in the USA

 

"Uprising" has re-entered the iTunes singles chart peaking as high as #19 on Monday the day following the ceremony and The Resistance has re-entered both the iTunes and amazon.com album charts peaking as high as #16 on the former chart and as high as #14 on the latter. The GRAMMY winner for Best Rock Album also re-enters the Billboard 200 album chart at #178 which reflects sales of about 4,000 units thru Sunday February 13. On next week's chart the full impact of the GRAMMY performance will be the felt and the album will likely enter the top half of this chart with estimated sales of 8-10k. It already has sold well over 600k copies in the USA since its release in September 2009.

 

Muse did not make as much money in the USA for 2010 as Lady Gaga did but the lads did make the list. Click the link below for details about estimated net take home pay for various artists as compiled by Billboard.

 

http://www.billboard.com/features/money-makers-2011-1005031152.story?page=2#/features/music-s-top-40-money-makers-2011-1005031152.story?page=2

 

The band probably made closer to $10 million in the USA when you include festival headliner appearance fees, songwriter royalties from radio airplay, synchronization deals, and merchandise sales. Multiply this figure by four or five to get estimated worldwide net earnings generated by The Resistance.

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2011 GRAMMY impact from Muse performing Uprising and accepting the Best Rock Album award on February 13:

 

The Resistance jumps from #178 to #66 on the Billboard 200 Album chart with sales rising from 4,000 to 11,000, an increase of 157%. The week prior to the GRAMMYs it sold about 2,000 copies and was not on the album chart. TR now has spent 65 weeks on this chart debuting at #3 in September 2009 and has sold over 650,000 units in the USA. The last time TR ranked this high on the BIllboard 200 was way back in January 2010 when it held position #63.

 

Meanwhile, the already certified platinum Uprising single sold approx another 60,000 copies after their GRAMMY performance.

 

The three singles from TR have now spent a total of 117 charted weeks on the Alternative Songs/Modern Rock airplay chart with Undisclosed Desires having just spent its 31st week on the latest chart just released by Billboard. UD will be removed from this chart when airplay detections rank it below #15.

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Another Muse chart record in the USA:

 

The Resistance album now has had three singles spend at least 30 weeks on the BIllboard Alternative Chart, a feat last achieved by Linkin Park with their Minutes to Midnight and Hybrid Theory albums. LP accomplished this under the old chart rules which moved songs with 20 or more charted weeks to recurrent status after they dropped below position #20 while Muse operated under the new chart rules which removes songs with 20 or more charted weeks after they drop below position #15. Uprising meanwhile is still getting significant airplay at modern rock radio stations with over 640 spins and would rank in the top 20 this week. Also, British chanteuse Adele is actually getting played at 17 modern rock stations with just over 200 spins and debuts in the Top 40 on the Alternative chart this week while UD will likely move to recurrent status next week after a sharp drop in airplay the past few weeks.

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GRAMMY effect on The Resistance album sales in the USA the past five weeks as reflected on the Billboard 200:

 

Not on chart 2,000 copies sold thru February 6

 

#178 4,000 copies sold thru February 13 (day of 2011 GRAMMY Awards)

 

#66 11,000 copies sold thru February 20 (week after the GRAMMYs)

 

#127 5,000 copies sold thru February 27

 

#194 3,000 copies sold thru March 6

 

Total TR copies sold since September 11, 2009 release: 652,450 per Nielsen Soundscan

 

Total album sales in the USA for Muse since September 1999: Over 2 million

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The Billboard Music Awards will take place on May 22, 2011 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be televised on the ABC television network in the USA. This award ceremony was televised annually in December from 1990 thru 2006 on the Fox television network but it has not taken place the past few years.

 

Nominees in various music genres including Rock and Alternative will be announced by Billboard this week on Wednesday April 13. The nominations will be based on album, single and digital sales, airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on online destinations for music for the period from February 28, 2010 through March 1, 2011.

 

If Muse is nominated, a separate thread will be created. Muse will be performing a gig in Moskva, Russia on the day of the awards. Rihanna has already been announced as one of the performers for the show.

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Billboard Alternative Songs (formerly Modern Rock Tracks) chart history.

 

14 songs have spent 12 weeks or longer at Number One since the chart's inception in 1988. They are:

 

18 weeks

 

"The Pretender" — Foo Fighters (2007)

 

17 weeks

 

"Uprising" — Muse (2009)

 

16 weeks

 

"Scar Tissue" — Red Hot Chili Peppers (1999)

"It's Been Awhile" — Staind (2001)

"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" — Green Day (2004)

 

15 weeks

 

"Sex and Candy" — Marcy Playground (1997)

"What I've Done" — Linkin Park (2007)

 

14 weeks

 

"By the Way" — Red Hot Chili Peppers (2002)

"Dani California" — Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)

 

13 weeks

 

"Otherside" — Red Hot Chili Peppers (2000)

"How You Remind Me" — Nickelback (2001)

 

12 weeks

 

"Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" — Fuel (2000)

"Numb" — Linkin Park (2003)

"New Divide" — Linkin Park (2009)

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Mediabase Alternative chart history

Muse's single, "Uprising," smashed another rock radio airplay record, spending its 19th consecutive week at Number One on the Alternative Rock chart in January 2010. That breaks the record for longest run at the top in the chart's history, which was previously held by Foo Fighters. That band's "The Pretender" logged 17 weeks in the Number One position back in late 2007.

 

Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme in an interview with Philadelphia radio station WMMR said that "Uprising" started out sounding very different from its final version:

 

"Initially when Matt brought the idea in, it kind of sounded to me like it could have gone down a very kind of electronic or synth-y kind of road. But we, you know, we talked about it and we thought, you know, instead of thinking along those lines, it would be a bit cooler to maybe think more along the lines of glam rock. And we really wanted to keep it real, you know. We wanted to keep it as a piece of music that was played by the band. You know, we wanted the power of the song to come from us as people and as players."

 

I think Dom agreed with Chris.

 

"Uprising is influenced by glam rock, 80's synths, riots and the more eccentric protesters at the G-20 summit held in London in April 2009. It expresses a general mistrust of bankers, global corporations, and politicians." - Matt

 

Source: iTunes LP liner notes for The Resistance

 

In a 2007 interview with XFM, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl stopped short of explaining the meaning behind "The Pretender," but alluded its roots go to current political unrest. Grohl noted:

 

"That's the thing with lyrics, you never want to give away specifics, because it's nice for people to have their own idea or interpretation of the song. But, you know, everyone's been f*cked over before and I think a lot of people feel f*cked over right now and they're not getting what they were promised, and so something to do with that."

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Trivia for Musers

 

1. What song and band prevented "Uprising" from tying "The Pretender" for most weeks (18) at the top of Billboard's Alternative Songs chart? This song leapfrogged "Uprising" for one week at #1 in early October 2009 after "Uprising" had resided for two weeks at the summit in late September and then "Uprising" spent the next 15 consecutive weeks at Number One.

 

2. What British band and song held the record for most weeks at #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock tracks chart before "Uprising?"

 

3. When and where did Muse first support Foo Fighters at a gig?

 

4. "Being _____ is now what is the currency of popularity." Finish the quote made by Matt in an interview with a European radio station promoting The Resistance in September 2009.

 

5. At what venue did Muse support Foo Fighters for the second time?

 

6. Speaking of the American revolution, what connection does Matt have with United States Declaration of Independence in July 1776?

 

7. What song and band succeeded "Uprising" at # 1 after its run of 17 weeks at the top ended in January 2010?

 

8. Name three American artists which influenced early Muse in the mid 90's.

 

9. Before "Uprising'" ascended to Number One on the Alternative Songs chart, what song and band occupied the top position in September 2009?

 

10. Muse was originally signed to Madonna's Maverick Records and released Showbiz in 1999 but radio was not receptive to "Uno" and "Cave." Creative differences with the label unfortunately prevented the release of Origin of Symmetry in the USA in 2001. Hard work, patience, touring and musical talent paid off eventually however and Muse won a GRAMMY for Best Rock Album in 2011. What artist signed to Maverick Records won a GRAMMY for Album of the Year in 1996?

 

Answers follow in the next post below.

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1. Alice in Chains "Check My Brain" written by Jerry Cantrell.

 

2. Oasis "Wonderwall" spent ten week at #1 in 1995 on the Billboard Alternative/Modern Rock tracks chart.

 

3. P.O.P. Bercy in Paris France - November 16, 1999 gig headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters with Muse as the opening act. Their set list had seven songs from Showbiz.

 

4. Shallow. "To be in the popular culture you need to be very, very shallow." Click on the link below to watch Matt's interview conducted with a Belgian radio station in September 2009.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RNz0p6VtUM&feature=related

 

5. Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA - March 24, 2000 - First leg of the RHCP Tour with Foo Fighters and and an unknown rock trio from Devon called Muse

 

6. Edward Rutledge - Someone very close to Matt is descended from the youngest signer of the United States Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.

 

7. 30 Seconds to Mars "Kings and Queens"

 

8. Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Jeff Buckley.

 

9. Kings of Leon "Notion"

 

10. Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill

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Aww! I was going to answer these tomorrow when I have a day off and time to type! :(

 

Sorry. I should have waited a few more days before answering them.

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Sorry. I should have waited a few more days before answering them.

 

It's ok :). Thanks again for all your stats, and your trivia! :)

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