Charts analysis: Muse vs Murs in albums battle

Muse vs. Murs: Something had to give on this week’s chart, with Muse shooting for their sixth consecutive No.1 album with Simulation Theory and Olly Murs for his fifth in a row with You Know I Know.

In practice, Theory won the race fairly easily. Muse’s eighth studio album cantered to victory on sales of 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) to debut at No.2

However, ...

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