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If albums/singles are sold in good enough numbers plenty of money can be made. And worldwide Muse will earn a decent amount from album sales certainly. They'll also, when they recently renewed the Warner deal, I assume will have ensured a good deal to maximize profit etc.

 

Muse on track for 2nd week at number 1 in the UK. 7.2k sales Monday - However with it being fathers day this weekend James Taylor has the potential to pick up a few purchases towards the weekend which could demote Muse.

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Final HDD numbers are in!

 

Drones #1 in the US with almost 75K in sales, & 78K in sales+streaming!

 

http://hitsdailydouble.com/building_album_chart

http://hitsdailydouble.com/sales_plus_streaming

 

Billboard final figures will be slightly up or down by 1 or 2K but Muse will be #1!

 

And while I'm here, got another question for musesamuse-

What is going on with the US singles situation? Dead Inside is already falling fast on alternative (today at #3) & has possibly peaked on rock formats, so shouldn't Warner be pushing a new single on alt & rock? I don't see either Mercy or Reapers (the 2 viable choices imo) on any 'Taking off' lists or charts on any formats. What the hell?? Would it be confusing to push Mercy to alternative & Reapers to rock stations? Both songs were seeing new spins last week; this week- nada. And why no push for Dead Inside on pop(HotAC)? Do something quick Warner!!

Edited by 29pearls

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A bit of a different situation as it was on the charts for a sick amount of time, but they didn't really push another single after Madness, either.

I'm thinking first week sales might really be what they bank on nowdays, and then word-of-mouth, online hits, tours, to push further sales.

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Billboard 200, Week of 6/27/15:

Top 10

 

(-) 1. Muse: Drones (Helium-3/Warner Bros.) - 84,000

(2) 2. Taylor Swift: 1989 (Big Machine) - 64,000

(-) 3. Of Monsters & Men: Beneath the Skin (Republic) - 61,000

(1) 4. Florence + the Machine: How Big How Blue How Beautiful (Republic) - 37,000

(-) 5. The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (UME) - 36,000

(5) 6. Ed Sheeran: X (Atlantic) - 34,000

(13) 7. Sam Hunt: Montevallo (MCA Nashville) - 31,000

(3) 8. A$AP Rocky: AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP (RCA) - 29,000

(10) 9. Maroon 5: V (222/Interscope) - 29,000

(8) 10. Meghan Trainor: Title (Epic) - 27,000

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Thanks halo eighteen for posting the sales stats above.

 

More facts and Billboard 200 chart trivia below about Muse earning its first No. 1 album in the States...

 

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6598303/muse-first-no-1-album-billboard-200-chart

 

Album chart debuts for Drones in other countries: (Italy chart will be released on Thursday)

 

#1 France (#1 Physical Sales, #2 Digital Downloads behind rapper Nekfeu)

#1 Switzerland

#2 Austria

#3 Spain

 

First week Drones sales comparisons by country:

 

84k USA (includes 2,600 TEA and 2,200 SEA) - 26k album track downloads and 3.3 million album streams

78k France

73k UK (includes 1,589 SEA)

15k Canada

14k Japan

12k Australia

 

First week worldwide sales are estimated to fall in the range of 300-400k.

Edited by muse s'amuse

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And while I'm here, got another question for musesamuse-

What is going on with the US singles situation? Dead Inside is already falling fast on alternative (today at #3) & has possibly peaked on rock formats, so shouldn't Warner be pushing a new single on alt & rock? I don't see either Mercy or Reapers (the 2 viable choices imo) on any 'Taking off' lists or charts on any formats. What the hell?? Would it be confusing to push Mercy to alternative & Reapers to rock stations? Both songs were seeing new spins last week; this week- nada. And why no push for Dead Inside on pop(HotAC)? Do something quick Warner!!

 

WB apparently is not requesting adds yet at Alternative for the 2nd single or perhaps the label and radio programmers are conflicted what the next radio single should be. DI is still getting tons of airplay at rock radio. Reapers got 36 spins compared to 42 spins for Mercy last week according to Mediabase. One POMO station in San Diego even opted to playlist Psycho instead of DI. It seems Pop/Hot AC radio is not receptive to playing a rock sounding track at the moment unless you can dance to it.

Edited by muse s'amuse

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Father and son...

 

George Bellamy's band Tornados scores a #1 single in both the UK and the USA with 'Telstar' in 1962.

 

Matt Bellamy's band Muse scores a #1 album in both the UK and the USA with Drones in 2015.

 

The progressive/alternative rock album Drones features two end of album tracks which are rearrangements of a classic British Romantic orchestral work by Edward Elgar in 1899 and an Italian Renaissance polyphonic mass composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina in 1562. Previous Muse albums featured tracks inspired by classical composers Chopin, Saint-Saëns, Bach, and Rachmaninoff.

Edited by muse s'amuse

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Thanks halo eighteen for posting the sales stats above.

 

More facts and Billboard 200 chart trivia below about Muse earning its first No. 1 album in the States...

 

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6598303/muse-first-no-1-album-billboard-200-chart

 

 

Album chart debuts for Drones in other countries: (Italy chart will be released on Thursday)

 

#1 France (#1 Physical Sales, #2 Digital Downloads behind rapper Nekfeu)

#1 Switzerland

#2 Austria

#3 Spain

 

First week Drones sales comparisons:

 

84k USA (includes TEA and SEA)

78k France

73k UK (includes 1,589 SEA)

14k Japan

12k Australia

 

First week worldwide sales are estimated to fall in the range of 300-400k.

 

Compare to other typical bands, is Muse's new album sales not bad? T2L, iirc, sold 100k in the first week in US, but the general music industry has been a decline in this 3 years.

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So now we can tell "Drones" is their most successful album to date?

 

 

how you define SUCCESS ?

 

charts are summarizing of numbers and nothing worth

 

they released the album in june and how it would look if they would release this in autumn 2015 then when several high profile artists release album ?

 

and in terms of number 1 hit it doesn't count anymore so much

 

 

 

And without a hit in the uk and the us charts it is hardly a hit album

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DI was #1 on multiple US charts, so you're wrong there.

 

And the point if releasing it now is to avoid losing sales to other releases.

 

I really don't know what all the doomsday attitude is about. They're doing pretty well.

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'Drones' Debuts at Number One in at least 20 Countries Around the World including:

 

United Kingdom, United States, France, Japan (Int'l Chart), Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand, Ireland, Argentina, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Hong Kong (Int'l Chart), Korea (Int'l Chart), Portugal, Russia (main chart), Singapore, and Taiwan (main chart).

 

It also debuted in the Top 3 in Italy (#2), Canada (#2), Austria (#2), Sweden (#2), Germany (#3), Spain (#3) and Indonesia (#3).

 

No reports yet from Mexico, Chile, Turkey, Israel, Thailand, Malaysia, South Africa and Ukraine where it spent a week at #1 on iTunes.

 

Source: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Muses-Drones-Debuts-at-Number-One-in-21-Countries-Around-the-World-20150617

Edited by muse s'amuse

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Hooray! Muse's first number one album in the US, even up against Florence, OMAM, Taylor Swift (ugh), and a classic Stones' re-release! All I can say? It's about darn time. At any rate, I still say they release Revolt as the next single. It would've been the biggest hit in the eighties, and I really want to see it perform well now.

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'Drones' Debuts at Number One in 20 Countries Around the World including:

 

Source: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Muses-Drones-Debuts-at-Number-One-in-21-Countries-Around-the-World-20150617

 

That is more than "The 2nd Law" isn't it? Wasn't that 18?

 

But yeah this album is performing very well. It'll probably get a 2nd week at number 1 in the UK. Then it'll start to drop. It'll probably take a little while for the album to reach platinum status - but should get gold within the next 2 weeks in the UK.

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How many sales are needed to get platinum in the UK, and in the USA? And what about gold and diamond ?

 

In France, it's :

50,000 = gold

100,000 = platinum

200,000 = double platinum

300,000 = tripple platinum

500,000 = diamond

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How many sales are needed to get platinum in the UK, and in the USA? And what about gold and diamond ?

 

In France, it's :

50,000 = gold

100,000 = platinum

200,000 = double platinum

300,000 = tripple platinum

500,000 = diamond

 

In the UK we just have - Siliver, Gold and Platinum after Platinum you get double/triple (2x, 3x) Platinum and so on etc.

 

But it is Siliver = 60,000, Gold is 100,000 and Platinum is 300,000. Anything over and above is multiples of 300K. So 600k is double platinum etc. This applies to albums only.

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Compare to other typical bands, is Muse's new album sales not bad? T2L, iirc, sold 100k in the first week in US, but the general music industry has been a decline in this 3 years.

 

Muse's albums have been declining in sales, but that's pretty typical for both the current market trend as well as for a band that's at their 7th studio album.

 

Comparison to other recent alternative British bands' first week US sales/chart positions:

 

#6 - Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials (2011) - 105,000

#1 - Florence + the Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful (2015) - 137,000

 

#1 - Mumford and Sons - Babel (2011) - 600,000

#1 - Mumford and Sons - Wilder Mind (2015) - 231,000

 

#9 - Muse - Black Holes and Revelations (2006) - 48,000

#3 - Muse - The Resistance (2009) - 128,000

#2 - Muse - The 2nd Law (2012) - 101,000

#1 - Muse - Drones (2015) - 84,000

Edited by halo eighteen

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again sales of records are down in the last years

 

no discussion here

 

but RIAA should really change their policies

 

maybe GOLD = 300,000 sold records

 

PLATINUM 600,000 SOLD albums ??

 

 

BECAUSE RIAA changed numbers of SINGLES by 1988

 

from GOLD = 1,000,000 to GOLD = 500,000 sold singles

 

and PLATINUM = 2,000,000 to 1,000,000

 

maybe they should change the policies again?

 

because in the future less and less albums will reach GOLD

 

last year it was the lowest point when only a few records sold 500,000 and more

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The 7 Muse albums and Live at Rome are all in the French charts!

 

Drones #1

2TL #74

Absolution #91

TR #92

OOS #107

BH&R #135

Showbiz #141

Live at Rome #154

 

:):):):):):):):)

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Drones

 

#1 Global with 359,000 est. first week sales http://www.mediatraffic.de/index.htm

 

#1 United Kingdom

 

#1 United States

 

#1 France

 

#1 Switzerland

 

#1 Netherlands

 

#1 Belgium (Wallonia)

 

#1 Ireland

 

#1 Australia

 

#1 New Zealand

 

#1 Denmark

 

#1 Finland

 

#1 Russia http://lenta.ru/news/2015/06/17/muse/

 

#1 Norway

 

#1 Portugal

 

#1 Argentina

 

#1 Colombia

 

#1 Hong Kong (International Chart)

 

#1 Singapore

 

#1 Taiwan

 

#2 Canada (OMAM 16k, Muse 15k)

 

#2 Italy (The Kolors #1 TV reality show winner)

 

#2 Austria

 

#2 Sweden (Highest charting Muse album)

 

#2 Belgium (Flanders)

 

#3 Germany

 

#3 Spain (behind Robe and Alejandro Sanz)

 

#3 Czech Republic & Slovakia (New Peak)

 

#3 Greece (New Peak)

 

#3 Hungary

 

#3 Indonesia

 

#4 Korea (#2 International chart)

 

#5 Japan (#1 International chart)

 

#6 Poland (New Peak)

 

Other Top Markets: Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa, Turkey, Israel, Cyprus, Ukraine, Romania, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, Moldova, Kazakstan, Luxembourg, Malta, and Vietnam.

 

'Dead Inside' also peaked at #111 on the US Billboard Singles chart last week just missing the Hot 100 main chart.

Edited by muse s'amuse

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IS THERE a chance that DEAD INSIDE will reach the hot 100 ?

Nope, DI is on its way down now in all formats except Active Rock. It can't really make it into the Hot 100 without any pop airplay, which it won't get. Also, it had crept into the top 100 on iTunes last week with album release. It's now back down in the 200's.

 

So... bring on the next single already, Warner! (whichever that might be). It's gotta be Mercy- I hear it playing several times each night on TV with the Batman commercial!

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