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The oldest venue at which MUSE have played a gig took place at this Roman theater in France completed in 17 BC under the orders of Emperor Augustus:

 

Théâtre Antique de Fourvière, Lyon, France (28 July 2000)

 

Most MUSE gigs (minimum of four) played at venues located in the following cities including scheduled shows in 2019:

 

110 - London

51 - Paris

44 - Exeter, UK

39 - New York City, NY

34 - Los Angeles, CA

27 - Manchester, UK

20 - Sydney

19 - Tokyo

18 - Milan

17 - Melbourne

17 - Hamburg

16 - Madrid

16 - Cologne

16 - Dublin

15 - Berlin

15 - Glasgow

15 - Plymouth

15 - Atlanta, GA

14 - Munich

13 - Chicago

12 - Toronto

12 - Copenhagen

12 - San Francisco/Oakland (Bay Area), CA

12 - Philadelphia, PA

11 - Leeds

11 - Torquay

11 - Amsterdam

11 - Helsinki

11 - Oslo

11 - Lisbon

11 - Montreal

11 - Osaka

11 - Washington, DC

10 - Vienna

10 - Mexico City

10 - Boston, MA

10 - Seattle, WA

10 - Las Vegas, NV

10 - Austin, TX

9 - Teignmouth

9 - Birmingham, UK

9 - Brussels

9 - Zurich

9 - Stockholm

9 - Werchter (Festival Park)

9 - Dallas, TX

9 - San Diego, CA

8 - Sheffield

8 - Perth

8 - Detroit, MI

8 - Houston, TX

7 - Reading

7 - Rome

7 - Bologna

7 - Moscow

7 - Buenos Aires

7 - Adelaide

7 - Nashville, TN

7 - Phoenix, AZ

7 - Salt Lake City, UT

7 - Nürburg (Rock Am Ring)

6 - Bristol

6 - Cardiff

6 - Portsmouth

6 - Barcelona

6 - Lyon

6 - Bern

6 - Budapest

6 - Quebec City

6 - São Paulo

6 - Nürnberg (Rock Im Park)

6 - Brisbane

6 - Nagoya

6 - Columbus, OH

6 - Portland, OR

6 - St. Louis, MO

6 - Sacramento, CA

5 - Pilton (Glastonbury)

5 - Nottingham

5 - Wolverhampton

5 - Chelmsford

5 - Newport

5 - Turin

5 - Belfast

5 - Kinross (T in the Park)

5 - Landgraaf (Pinkpop)

5 - Roskilde (Festival)

5 - Vancouver

5 - Bordeaux

5 - Lille

5 - Toulouse

5 - Carhaix

5 - Minneapolis, MN

5 - Charlotte, NC

5 - Cincinnati, OH

4 - Cambridge

4 - Liverpool

4 - Brighton

4 - Leicester

4 - Norwich

4 - Nîmes

4 - Athens

4 - Saint Petersburg

4 - Riga

4 - Rio de Janeiro

4 - Singapore

4 - Indio, CA (Coachella)

4 - Tampa, FL

4 - Baltimore, MD

4 - Santiago

4 - Singapore

 

After Paris, MUSE have played the most shows (minimum of two) in the following cities in France including scheduled 2019 shows :

 

6 Lyon

5 Lille

5 Toulouse

5 Carhaix

5 Bordeaux

4 Nîmes

3 Cannes

3 Nantes

3 Strasbourg

3 Belfort

3 Marseille

3 Cherbourg (First gig outside the UK in 1995; two more shows in 1997 according to setlist.fm)

2 Montpellier

2 Nice

2 Dijon

2 Rouen

2 Nancy

2 Orléans

2 Grenoble

2 Saint-Malo

2 Clermont-Ferrand

2 Arras

2 Aix-les-Bains

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Album Release Date Competition:

 

9 November 2018

 

Simulation Theory - MUSE

The White Album - The Beatles (50th Anniversary Reissue)

 

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-beatles-the-white-album-will-be-reissued-this-november-to-celebrate-its-50th-anniversary__24145/

 

Notes: In June 2017 the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (50th Anniversary Reissue) debuted at #1 on the UK Official Albums chart with 37k combined sales and opened at #3 on the US Billboard 200 chart with 75k equivalent album units including 71k album sales. Also, Matt's Beatles tribute band Dr. Pepper's Jaded Hearts Club Band has covered two tracks from the White Album 'Back in the U.S.S.R.' and 'Helter Skelter' the latter with Paul McCartney at a gig in Los Angeles.

 

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'Dead Inside' just became the 2nd certified ORO/GOLD single from Drones in Italy after 'Psycho' according to FIMI

 

Italy (9) now draws level with the UK (9) for the number of MUSE songs awarded sales certifications (Silver/Gold/Platinum) followed by the USA (5)

 

Career MUSE gigs at various venues in Devon by city/town:

 

44 - Exeter

15 - Plymouth

11 - Torquay

9 - Teignmouth

3 - Tiverton

2 - Ashburton

1 - Exmouth

1 - Dawlish

1 - Tavistock

1 - Totnes

1 - Great Torrington

1 - Newton St Cyres

 

Career gigs rank by location:

 

110 - London

90 - Devon

51 - Paris

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Simulation Theory

 

iTunes Pre-Orders Bestsellers on 30 September:

 

#1 France, Belgium

#2 Switzerland

#3 Russia, Australia

#4 Netherlands

#5 United Kingdom, Italy, Canada

#6 Israel

#10 Spain

#14 Germany, Turkey, Japan

#16 United States

#17 Brazil

#19 Middle East Region, Vietnam

#27 Ukraine

#40 Portugal

 

Apple Music Top Albums All Genres

 

#146 中国

 

 

Debut

 

'Pressure'

 

97.3% Like Ratio on YouTube

 

>1 million video streams on YouTube - First Five Days of Release

 

Apple iTunes Song Downloads All Genres Peak Chart Positions - First Five Days of Release

 

#3 Belarus

#4 Panama

#13 Ukraine

#16 Mexico

#17 Netherlands

#17 Slovakia

#25 Finland

#30 France

#36 Portugal

#39 Belgium

#42 United Kingdom

#42 Israel

#44 Switzerland

#46 Spain

#48 Ireland

#48 Denmark

#48 Norway

#54 Turkey

#55 Italy

#55 Indonesia

#68 Russia

#70 New Zealand

#78 Canada

#92 Austria

#136 USA (#10 Alternative)

#141 Australia

#151 Germany

 

Spotify Streaming Songs All Genres Peak Chart Positions - First Day of Release

 

#57 Lithuania

#67 Estonia

#68 Latvia

#77 Hungary

#97 Greece

#114 Romania

#115 Slovakia

#119 Finland

#125 Poland

#141 Belgium

#147 Czech Republic

#148 United Kingdom

#152 Norway

#167 Portugal

#179 Bulgaria

#193 Netherlands

 

 

'Something Human' on the latest Italy charts in early October 2018

 

#7(-3) Airplay http://radioairplay.fm/classifiche-musicali/classifiche/italia/radio-airplay/

#40 iTunes Digital Song Sales

 

 

'The Dark Side' - Latest iTunes digital song sales in late September 2018

 

#125 Belgium

#149 Switzerland

#162 Austria

#172 Netherlands

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Most Streamed Albums All Genres (Peak Chart Positions) as of 6 November 2018

 

Apple Music:

 

Simulation Theory

 

#10 Belarus

#12 Portugal

#12 Mexico

#12 Uzbekistan

#14 Netherlands

#15 Spain

#17 Bahrain

#22 Finland

#23 Armenia

#23 Bolivia

#24 Egypt

#25 Nicaragua

#26 Jordan

#28 Switzerland

#29 Norway

#29 Peru

#32 Honduras

#33 Sweden

#34 Italy

#35 Denmark

#37 Russia

#37 Estonia

#37 Bulgaria

#37 Colombia

#38 Belgium

#38 Chile

#40 Latvia

#40 Luxembourg

#41 United Kingdom

#41 Malta

#43 El Salvador

#43 Greece

#45 South Korea

#50 Lithuania

#53 Kyrgyzstan

#59 France

#60 Ecuador

#62 Moldova

#65 Austria

#67 Poland

#69 Paraguay

#70 Azerbaijan

#72 Turkey

#73 Hungary

#76 Ukraine

#80 New Zealand

#80 Lebanon

#86 Israel

#87 Romania

#96 Australia

#96 Grenada

#100 Cayman Islands

#101 Ireland

#103 Hong Kong

#105 Argentina

#107 Kazakhstan

#109 Costa Rica

#112 Slovenia

#112 Guatemala

#115 Germany

#119 Singapore

#120 Thailand

#122 Mauritius

#123 Czech Republic

#127 Cyprus

#127 Indonesia

#127 Panama

#146 China

#152 Canada

#164 Malaysia

#178 Brazil

#182 Macau

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UK Official Singles Chart Update Top 100 (Downloads + Streams Across 28-30 September):

 

#100 Pressure - MUSE (Debut)

 

 

UK iTunes Pre-Orders Bestsellers as of 3 October after Later...with Jools Holland performances:

 

#3 Simulation Theory

 

 

Total World-wide Audio and Video Streams as of 3 October 2018:

 

Uprising

 

>200 million on Spotify

>150 million on YouTube

 

 

France Digital Song Sales Chart Top 200 (SNEP):

 

#160(-3) The Dark Side - MUSE (Four Weeks on Chart)

 

 

US Alternative Radio (Mediabase) - Tracking Period Ending 29 September:

 

1393 weekly plays - Something Human #15

437 weekly plays - Thought Contagion (Recurrent)

27 weekly plays - Pressure (New)

 

 

MUSE Studio Album Peak Chart Positions in Germany:

 

#4 Simulation Theory (TUMULT by Herbert Grönemeyer debuted at No. 1)

#3 Drones

#2 The 2nd Law (Gold Certified 100,000 BVMI)

#1 The Resistance (Platinum Certified 200,000 BVMI)

#4 Black Holes and Revelations (Gold Certified 100,000 BVMI)

#11 Absolution

#17 Origin of Symmetry

---- Showbiz

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Sucker punched by UMG in the USA with Origins and in Germany with TUMULT?

 

Details below.

 

Maybe WMG should move up the release of Simulation Theory to 2 November instead of 9 November?

 

Record labels usually do not schedule new album releases from high profile artists in the same genre to compete against each other. For example, Trench by twenty one pilots will be released on 5 October and Delta by Mumford & Sons will be released on 16 November.

 

Interscope/Universal Music Group just announced this morning that Origins by Imagine Dragons will be released on 9 November. Based on the past album sales history of ID, it is possible the pop/rock band could debut at #1 with projected sales somewhere in the range of 100,000 - 200,000 in the USA with a large portion of that total streaming equivalent album units and track equivalent units.

 

MUSE could sell in the range of 60,000 - 100,000 equivalent album units as could country artist Kane Brown. Concert ticket/album bundles could increase these totals.

 

The posthumous album release from emo-rapper Lil Peep could also prevent ID or MUSE from topping the US album chart for a second time.

 

In the UK, Simulation Theory will be battling for the album chart summit with new albums from Imagine Dragon, Olly Murs, Architects, and the 50th anniversary White Album special edition from The Beatles.

 

Comparing first week album sales on the US Billboard 200 chart:

 

#2 Evolve (147k/109k album sales) released in 2017 vs. #1 Drones (84k/79k album sales) released in 2015

 

Prior ID studio album Smoke + Mirrors released in 2015 sold 172k albums in its first week and moved a total of 195k equivalent units, while debut Night Visions sold 83k albums at its weekly sales peak in 2012

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MUSE are nominated for two 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards. The band have won five MTV EMAs in their career: two in 2004; one in 2006; and two in 2007.

 

Best Live

 

Ed Sheeran

 

MUSE

 

P!nk

 

Shawn Mendes

 

The Carters

 

Best Rock

 

5 Seconds Of Summer

 

Foo Fighters

 

Imagine Dragons

 

MUSE

 

U2

 

Best Alternative

 

Fall Out Boy

 

Panic! At The Disco

 

The 1975

 

Thirty Seconds To Mars

 

twenty one pilots

 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8478247/2018-mtv-ema-camila-cabello-ariana-grande-post-malone-nominees

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Greatest guitar riff of the 21st century revealed:

 

1. Muse - Plug In Baby

 

It was always going to come down to this and Seven Nation Army, but Matt Bellamy’s Fuzz Factory-propelled neoclassical freakout clearly continues to enthral guitarists the world over as it lands the coveted number one position – something it also achieved when Total Guitar ran its ‘best riff of the past 10 years’ poll back in 2010.

 

While echoes of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor prove that sometimes the oldies are the best, it’s Bellamy’s anarchic delivery and keen sense of melody that launch this wiry guitar line into the stratosphere – its ascending harmonic minor hook, embellished with hammer-ons, pull-offs and bends, has made it compulsory learning for all aspiring guitar players.

 

The Muse frontman may have recently argued that “the guitar has become a textural instrument rather than a lead instrument”, but we reckon knuckling down and penning a few more winning riffs like this could bring the electric back to the forefront once more. Until then, will anything ever topple it?

 

 

https://www.musicradar.com/news/the-greatest-guitar-riff-of-the-21t-century-revealed

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UPDATES

 

United Kingdom iTunes Album Pre-order Bestsellers as of 12 October 2018 four weeks before release of Simulation Theory:

 

#2 Delta - Mumford & Sons (#2 US, Canada; #9 Switzerland, Italy; and #8 Germany)

#7 ST - MUSE (#7 Switzerland; #8 Japan; #9 Canada; #10 France, US; #12 Italy; #16 Israel, Russia; and #24 Germany)

#6 Origins - Imagine Dragons (#1 US, Switzerland, Russia, Israel; #5 France, Canada #7 Japan; #8 Italy; #9 Germany)

 

UK Singles Sales Chart Top 100 (Official Charts Company) - Debut Positions

 

#94 Dig Down (May 2017)

#46 Thought Contagion (February 2018)

#61 Something Human (July 2018)

#64 The Dark Side (September 2018)

#62 Pressure (October 2018)

 

France Singles Sales Chart Top 200 (SNEP) - Peak Positions

 

#35 Dig Down (May 2017)

#7 Thought Contagion (February 2018)

#17 Something Human (July 2018)

#29 The Dark Side (September 2018)

#77 Pressure (October 2018)

 

USA Hot Rock Songs Chart (Billboard) - Measures Sales, Airplay and Streams

 

#21 Dig Down (Peaked at #93 at iTunes)

#10 Thought Contagion (Peaked at #53 at iTunes)

#19 Something Human (Peaked at #87 at iTunes)

#32 The Dark Side (Peaked at #104 at iTunes) - No Airplay and debuted at #14 Rock Digital Song Sales with 3k units sold

#33 Pressure (Peaked at #110 at iTunes) - Minimal Airplay and debuted at #25 Alternative Digital Song Sales with 2k units sold

 

 

Most Top 10 Tracks at US Alternative Radio in the 2010s (Billboard)

 

11 - twenty one pilots (Holding on to You...My Blood)

10 - MUSE (Uprising...Something Human) - 15 Career Top 10s Beginning with TIRO

10 - Cage The Elephant (In One Ear...Whole Wide World)

9 - Imagine Dragons (It's Time...Natural)

 

 

US Alternative Radio Airplay (Mediabase) - Tracking Period Ending 6 October:

 

635 weekly plays - Something Human (#25 in its 12th chart week - Peaked at #10)

394 weekly plays - Thought Contagion (Recurrent Airplay - Peaked at #1)

149 weekly plays - Pressure (#51 - New Airplay at 26 stations)

 

Stat du Jour:

 

Simulation Theory has charted in the Top 200 at streaming platform Apple Music in markets including both Россия and 中国 but not yet in the United States

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“Uprising” -- Billboard’s No. 1 alternative song of all time

This week Billboard celebrates the 30th anniversary (1988-2018) of the Alternative Songs chart. For an extended look behind the circumstances and context behind MUSE's 2009 "Uprising" becoming the most successful song in the chart's decades-long history click on the link below.

 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/8479479/muse-uprising-alternative-songs-30th-anniversary

 

MUSE have three songs on the 300 Greatest of All Time Billboard Alternative Songs list: #1 Uprising; #4 Madness; and #270 Resistance

 

https://www.billboard.com/charts/greatest-alternative-songs?utm_source=twitter

 

Greatest of All Time Billboard Alternative Artists - UK/Irish Acts Rankings:

 

#5 U2

#11 Bush

#13 MUSE

#17 The Cure

#25 Coldplay

#27 Depeche Mode

#28 Morrissey

#27 Oasis

#42 Mumford & Sons

#56 The Cranberries

#58 Bastille

#59 Siouxsie & The Banshees

#71 Big Audio Dynamite

#72 The Jesus and Mary Chain

#80 New Order

#92 Jesus Jones

#93 Arctic Monkeys

#94 Elvis Costello

 

https://www.billboard.com/charts/greatest-alternative-artists

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The night [23 years ago on 11 October] an unknown MUSE played a Cornish nightclub [berkeley Centre in Camborne] and were terrible [but later got studio time from Dennis Smith to record an EP]...

 

In 2012, Chris Wolstenholme referred to that early gig in Cornwall in a tweet when asked whether there was a point in their career where they felt like they were going nowhere and were wasting their time: "Maybe playing in the Camborne centre in 1995 to 3 people."

 

https://www.cornwalllive.com/whats-on/music-nightlife/night-unknown-muse-played-cornish-2095573

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'Pressure' debuted last week at #29 (Billboard) and at #30 (Mediabase) with modern rock radio stations in Cincinnati, OH; Los Angeles (KYSR) and San Diego, CA; Chicago (WKQX); Minneapolis, MN; Nashville and Knoxville, TN; Austin, TX; Rochester and Syracuse, NY; Eugene, OR; Boise, ID; and Montgomery, AL giving it the most spins. Active rock stations in Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD also gave it a few plays.

 

It is MUSE's 20th chart hit on the Billboard Alternative Songs Top 40 airplay tally and the first MUSE album [not yet released] to generate four charting tracks at US alternative radio.

 

The five studio albums from Absolution to Drones each charted three tracks. Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) from The Twilight Saga Soundtrack is the other MUSE track to make the alternative radio airplay list.

 

UPDATE

 

Five albums from Imagine Dragons, Lil Peep, Kane Brown, MUSE, and The Beatles scheduled to be released on 9 November could each debut with over 50,000 equivalent album units in the USA. The recently released Trench from twenty one pilots sold 135,000 copies in the States in its first week, while Pray for the Wicked from Panic! at the Disco sold a slightly higher total of 151,000 copies in its debut week in June. ST will also likely sell over 50k first week copies in both the UK and France.

 

The just announced MUSE 2019 Rock Werchter gig in Belgium will be the band's ninth performance at this festival dating back to 2000. They have played the Leeds and Reading festivals in the UK and the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany six times each.

 

This month October marks the 24th anniversary of MUSE's first gig at the Cavern Club in Exeter in 1994, the most played venue in the band's career with reportedly 32 performances. The second most played venue is Bercy Arena in Paris with a total of 12 performances dating back to 1999.

 

At what position will Simulation Theory debut on the album chart in España? TR and T2L both entered at #2 while Drones peaked at #3.

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Two months after first becoming available for purchase at iTunes worldwide and one week before its official release, Simulation Theory still ranks among the Top 50 Bestselling Pre-order Albums in the following markets:

 

Switzerland

France

Belgium

Netherlands

United Kingdom

Italy

Russia

Turkey

Spain

Canada

Germany

Brazil

United States

Japan

Vietnam

Israel

Mexico

Portugal

 

IMHO

 

Algorithm, The Dark Side, Blockades, and The Void from ST are the Quintessence of MUSE

 

‘O for the Muse of fire, that would ascend

The brightest heaven of invention…’

 

'What a piece of work is a man. How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and moving, how express and admirable, in action, how like an angel! in apprehension, how like a god—the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals! And yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust?’

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Simulation Theory has the best chance to debut at No. 1 in early November on the national album charts in the following countries:

 

United Kingdom

France

Belgium

Switzerland

Italy (#1 or #2)

Netherlands (#1 or #2)

Germany (#2 or #3)

Austria (#2 or #3)

Ireland (#1 or #2)

Spain (#1 or #2 or #3)

Portugal (#1 or #2)

Russia (#1 or #2)

Denmark (#1 or #2)

Norway (#1 or #2)

Finland (#1 or #2)

Australia (#1 or #2)

New Zealand (#1 or #2)

Canada (#1 or #2)

Mexico (#1 or #2)

Israel (#1 or #2)

United States (#3 or #4)

 

Imagine Dragons will likely block it from hitting the summit in several markets including the United States because ID are massively popular at Top 40 radio and streaming platforms. In Germany and Austria, Herbert Grönemeyer's new album will provide stiff competition for the top spot to both ID and MUSE.

 

 

This week 'Pressure' climbs four spots to #25 at US Alternative (Billboard) getting plays at more than 50 rock radio stations including those in large markets in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Austin, and Nashville.

 

 

MUSE Pick the Records That Changed Their Lives/Forbes Interview

 

Matt:

 

"There's a few that are jumping out, 'Grace,' by Jeff Buckley, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water.' Those two stand out for me."

 

Dom:

 

"I think my early ventures into music were things like Queen, 'Don't Stop Me Now.' I'm probably the biggest Queen fan in the band. People probably think it's Matt because he's sung big harmonies in the past, but I've always really loved Queen because I've loved their diversity, their musical diversity has gone all over the place. I think it's inspiring."

 

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevebaltin/2018/10/30/dua-lipa-steve-perry-muse-thomas-rhett-and-more-pick-the-record-that-changed-their-lives/#51ba75ea5f49

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Simulation Theory

 

#1 Switzerland and Belgium - Bestselling Pre-order Album on iTunes as official release date draws near

 

ST also currently ranks in the Top 10 on iTunes in the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and Israel

 

 

'Pressure' enters the Top 20 (#18 Billboard) charts at US Alternative Radio Airplay with an increase of 200+ weekly spins

 

 

'Starlight' certified Gold last week by BPI in the United Kingdom for 400,000 units shipped (including streams) joining 'SMBH' and 'Uprising' to reach this award threshold

 

 

# of Career Gigs at Stade de France:

 

9 Johnny Halliday

7 U2

6 MUSE

5 The Rolling Stones

5 AC/DC

5 Beyoncé

4 Coldplay

3 Madonna

3 Depeche Mode

3 The Black Eyed Peas

3 Indochine

2 Paul McCartney

2 Metallica

2 The Police

2 Bruce Springsteen

2 Ed Sheeran

2 Rihanna

2 Céline Dion

2 One Direction

2 Mylène Farmer

2 David Guetta

1 Roger Waters

1 Prince

1 Red Hot Chili Peppers

1 Guns N' Roses

1 George Michael

1 Lady Gaga

1 Tina Turner

1 Eminem

1 Justin Timberlake

1 Bruno Mars

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UPDATE

 

Simulation Theory (Deluxe) - MUSE

 

63 Metascore Rating (Generally Favourable Reviews Based on 19 Critics)

 

https://www.metacritic.com/music/simulation-theory/muse

 

Apple iTunes Top Albums Peak Chart Positions (Download Sales) in the following 69 Markets:

 

#1 United Kingdom

#1 France

#1 Switzerland

#1 Spain

#1 Belgium

#1 Netherlands

#1 Austria

#1 Hungary

#1 Ireland

#1 Portugal

#1 Greece

#1 Luxembourg

#1 Argentina

#1 Chile

#1 Finland

#1 Norway

#1 Sweden

#1 Israel

#1 Poland

#1 Belarus

#1 Romania

#1 Bulgaria

#1 Estonia

#1 Hong Kong

#1 Singapore

#1 United Arab Emirates

#1 Peru

#1 Nicaragua

#1 Kyrgyzstan

 

#2 Italy (#1 Alternative)

#2 Canada*

#2 Australia*

#2 New Zealand*

#2 Russia*

#2 Ukraine*

#2 Turkey*

#2 India*

#2 Denmark (#1 Alternative)

#2 Mexico (#1 Alternative)

#2 Colombia (#1 Alternative)

#2 Egypt (#1 Alternative)

#2 Saudi Arabia

#2 Slovakia*

#2 Indonesia

#2 Malaysia*

#2 Armenia (#1 Alternative)

#2 Latvia*

#2 Lebanon*

#2 Malta

#2 Fiji

 

#3 United States*

#3 Germany

#3 Brazil*

#3 Czech Republic*

#3 Moldova*

#3 South Africa

#3 Taiwan (#1 Alternative)

#3 Thailand*

#3 Vietnam*

 

#4 Japan (#1 Alternative)

#4 Qatar*

#6 Oman

 

#17 Mauritius

#17 Brunei Darussalam

#23 Botswana

#38 Honduras

#41 Lithuania

#92 Slovenia

#171 Costa Rica

 

#4 France (Standard)

#4 Estonia (Standard)

#5 Italy (Standard)

#5 Greece (Standard)

#6 Luxembourg (Standard)

#7 United Kingdom (Standard)

#7 Russia (Standard)

#7 Ukraine (Standard)

#7 Canada (Standard)

#8 Netherlands (Standard)

#8 Finland (Standard)

#9 Portugal (Standard)

#9 Czech Republic (Standard)

#10 Switzerland (Standard)

#11 Turkey (Standard)

#13 Australia (Standard)

#13 Denmark (Standard)

#13 Singapore (Standard)

#15 Sweden (Standard)

#16 Spain (Standard)

#17 Thailand (Standard)

#19 Austria (Standard)

#20 Mexico (Standard)

#25 United States (Standard)

#28 Germany (Standard)

#29 New Zealand (Standard)

#40 Belgium (Standard)

 

*Origins (Deluxe) Imagine Dragons occupies the #1 album chart position in these markets

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Amazon USA Best Sellers:

 

#2 Simulation Theory (Top Albums) - #1 Origins Imagine Dragons

#10 Simulation Theory (CDs) - #1 White Album The Beatles

 

'Pressure' and 'The Dark Side' are currently the most streamed previously released tracks on both Spotify and Apple Music.

 

'Propaganda' is the new ST track with the most streams currently on Spotify:

 

#55 Portugal

#82 Latvia

#96 Finland

#101 United Kingdom

#106 Greece

#116 Switzerland

#123 Poland

#128 Belgium

#137 Netherlands

#148 Hungary

#170 France

#185 Norway

#195 Taiwan

#200 Austria

 

'Algorithm' is the new track from ST with the most streams currently on Apple Music:

 

#23 Finland

#74 Sweden

#76 Poland

#90 Portugal

#108 Latvia

#109 Romania

#128 Switzerland

#139 Cyprus

#144 Spain

#146 Netherlands

#148 Hungary

#156 Romania

#159 Malta

#163 Norway

#171 Greece

#172 Denmark

#180 Bulgaria

#186 Slovenia

#199 Belgium

 

'Algorithm' is also the new track from ST with the most download sales at Apple iTunes:

 

#9 Cyprus

#30 Switzerland

#39 Czech Republic

#68 France

#74 Austria

#113 Spain

#142 Denmark

#156 Italy

#172 Taiwan

#190 Turkey

#178 United Kingdom

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USA Top 10 Selling Albums for Tracking Week Ending 15 November 2018:

 

Experiment - Kane Brown >100k

Origins - Imagine Dragons > 60k

The Beatles (White Album) - The Beatles > 50k

Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2 - Lil Peep >40k

A Star Is Born Soundtrack - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper >30k

Simulation Theory - MUSE > 30k

Glory Sound Prep - Jon Bellion > 20k

Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack - Queen > 10k

Platinum Collection - Queen >10k

The Greatest Showman Soundtrack > 10k

 

The UK top selling album next week will likely be from one of the following artists:

 

MUSE, Imagine Dragons, Olly Murs, The Spice Girls (Greatest Hits), Architects, The Beatles (White Album), Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born Soundtrack), Queen

 

Check back on Monday for the midweek chart update from the Official Charts Company to see which album has sold the most units for the first three days of the tracking period.

 

 

In a recent BBC Radio 2 interview Matt revealed he had an interesting encounter with Prince at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark in early July 2010.

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UPDATE

 

Simulation Theory - MUSE

 

Apple Music - Top Albums (All Genres) Chart as of 10 December 2018

 

Below are the 94 markets streaming Simulation Theory (Deluxe or Super Deluxe Versions) and the peak chart positions for the album in each of them.

 

#1 Finland

#1 Portugal

#2 Netherlands

#2 Norway

#2 Sweden

#2 Greece

#2 Uzbekistan

#4 Spain

#4 Argentina

#4 Hungary

#4 Belarus

#4 Latvia

#4 Luxembourg

#5 Italy

#5 Denmark

#5 Russia

#5 Poland

#5 Malta

#5 Mauritius

#6 Belgium

#6 Mexico

#6 Lebanon

#6 Cyprus

#6 Armenia

#6 Slovenia

#6 Nicaragua

#6 Paraguay

#7 Canada

#7 Romania

#7 Estonia

#7 Panama

#7 Bolivia

#8 Germany

#8 Switzerland

#8 Hong Kong

#9 Chile

#9 Singapore

#9 Malaysia

#10 Indonesia

#10 Bulgaria

#11 Austria

#11 Czech Republic

#11 Ukraine

#12 United Kingdom

#12 Moldova

#13 New Zealand

#14 South Korea

#14 Lithuania

#15 Peru

#15 Jordan

#16 France

#16 Ireland

#16 Cayman Islands

#18 Colombia

#17 Israel

#18 Egypt

#19 Macau

#20 Turkey

#21 Australia

#21 Ecuador

#22 Guatemala

#23 Japan

#24 China

#24 Taiwan

#24 Kazakhstan

#24 Azerbaijan

#24 Thailand

#25 Honduras

#25 Papua New Guinea

#27 Costa Rica

#29 Bahrain

#30 El Salvador

#30 Slovakia

#31 India

#31 Kyrgyzstan

#34 Brazil

#39 Mongolia

#48 Grenada

#50 Belize

#52 United Arab Emirates

#55 Laos

#63 Vietnam

#68 Trinidad and Tobago

#71 Sri Lanka

#75 Saudi Arabia

#77 Zimbabwe

#81 South Africa

#80 Dominican Republic

#92 Philippines

#97 Saint Kitts and Nevis

#109 Oman

#112 United States

#114 Cambodia

#166 Uganda

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UK Official Albums Chart Update Top 100 (Friday-Sunday)

 

1 Muse - Simulation Theory (34,038)

2 Olly Murs - You Know I Know (23,866)

3 The Beatles - The Beatles ("The White Album") (14,874)

 

UK Official Singles Chart Update Top 100 (Friday-Sunday)

 

83 Algorithm

87 The Dark Side

 

https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/olly-murs-vs-muse-for-number-1-on-this-weeks-official-albums-chart__24702/

 

https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/albums-chart-update/

 

"Olly Murs and Muse are battling it out for the Number 1 spot on this week's UK Official Albums Chart.

 

Both acts are regulars at the top of the chart, with Muse having scored five [consecutive] chart-topping albums and Olly with four [consecutive] to date.

 

Muse are currently leading the way in today's Official Chart Update (Nov 12) with their eighth studio record Simulation Theory, while Olly is at Number 2 with You Know I Know - his sixth album combined with a greatest hits collection.

 

It could be an all-new Top 3 on this Friday's Official Chart; behind Olly is a 50th anniversary reissue of The Beatles' self-titled album, also known as The White Album. The record comes with new mixes and previously unreleased demos and follows last year's chart-topping re-release of their Sgt. Pepper's album."

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Japan Top 20 Albums Chart Dated 19 November 2018 - British Artists Rankings

 

6. White Album - The Beatles*

8. Bohemian Rhapsody OST - Queen

15. Simulation Theory シミュレーション・セオリー MUSE* ミューズ

 

*Debuts

 

Sales are from Friday to Sunday only, since the weekly chart is compiled and published on Tuesdays by ORICON. The other albums in the upper tier of the chart are from Japanese and Korean artists.

 

Japan is the second biggest music market in the world.

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New Zealand Official Top 40 Best-Selling and Most-Streamed Albums Chart Dated 19 November 2018 (RMNZ)

 

1. A Star Is Born OST - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

2. Bohemian Rhapsody OST - Queen

3. Origins - Imagine Dragons*

4. Simulation Theory - MUSE*

5. Reputation - Taylor Swift

 

*Debuts

 

MUSE last concert in New Zealand took place at Big Day Out Auckland on 15 January 2010.

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Simulation Theory - MUSE

 

Latest Weekly Album Chart Debuts:

 

#1 United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) - Sixth consecutive chart-topping studio album in the band's native land

#1 Scotland (Official Charts Company)

#1 Switzerland (Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade) - Fifth chart-topping studio album in a row in that market

#1 Netherlands (Gfk Dutch Charts) - Fourth consecutive chart-topping studio album in that market

#1 Belgium-Wallonia (Ultratop) - Fourth consecutive chart-topping studio album in that market

 

#2 Italy (FIMI)

#2 Portugal (AFP)

#2 Belgium-Flanders (Ultratop)

#3 France (SNEP) - 38.600 sold

#3 Canada (Billboard)

#3 Austria (Ö3/Media Control GFK)

#3 Finland (Musiikkituottajat-IFPI)

#3 Estonia (IFPI)

#4 Germany (Offizielle Deutsche Charts)

#4 Spain (Promusicae)

#4 Hungary (MAHASZ)

#4 New Zealand (RMNZ)

#5 Ireland (IRMA)

#5 Croatia (top-lista.hr)

#6 USA (Top Album Sales/Billboard) - Est. 33k albums sold according to Nielsen Music

#7 Australia (ARIA)

#7 Greece (Billboard)

#9 Argentina (Grupo IIhsa)

#9 Czech Republic (CNS IFPI)

#10 Mexico (AMPROFON)

 

#11 Slovakia (CNS IFPI)

#12 USA (Billboard 200) - Est. 38k equivalent album units according to Nielsen Music

#13 Greece (IFPI)

#13 Poland (ZPAV)

#15 Japan (Oricon)

#16 Denmark (Hitlisten)

#16 Turkey

#17 Norway (VG-Lista)

#17 Sweden (Swerigetopplistan)

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https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/muses-simulation-theory-becomes-their-sixth-number-1-on-the-official-albums-chart__24747/

 

"Congratulations to Muse, whose new album Simulation Theory lands straight in at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart. The British rockers win a week-long battle with fellow regular chart-topper Olly Murs to claim their sixth Number 1 record." - Official Charts Company

 

 

"Simulation Theory sold 44,320 copies (including 4,057 from sales-equivalent streams), while You Know I Know sold 35,622 copies (including 2,043 from sales-equivalent streams).

 

Overall sales of Muse albums in the UK now stand at 5,275,193, with top tallies of 1,119,574 for Black Holes & Revelations, 948,685 for Absolution and 790,602 for The Resistance.

 

The only acts to have had more than six number one studio albums in a row are Eminem (nine), Abba and Led Zeppelin (eight) and The Beatles [and Coldplay] (seven), although both The Arctic Monkeys and The Prodigy have also extended their run of consecutive No.1 studio albums to six in 2018, the latter only a week ago. The only acts to have had more No.1 albums in the 21st century than Muse are Robbie Williams (11, including two compilations and Take That reunion album Progress), Eminem (10, including 2004 D12 album, D12 World), Coldplay and Westlife (seven apiece)." - Music Week

 

 

Two tracks from ST debuted this past week on the UK Official Singles Chart Top 100:

 

#96 'Pressure'

#97 'Algorithm'

 

Two tracks from ST also appear on the just released Swiss Hitparade Singles Chart Top 100:

 

#52 'Algorithm' (Debut)

#74 'The Dark Side (Re-entry/New Peak)

 

US Rock Airplay Charts:

 

#16(+1) 'Pressure' Alternative Songs

#20(+6) 'Pressure' Rock Airplay

#28(+4) 'Pressure' Mainstream Rock Songs

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