2006 – Muse Debuted On the UK Album Chart No. 1 With Black Holes And Revelations

Muse, 2006, photo: Warner Bros/Getty Images

On the 9th of July 2006, the fourth studio album, Black Holes And Revelations, by English rock band Muse, debuted at No.1 on the UK album chart for two weeks. It was produced by Rich Costey, and released by Warner Bros.

The music style of the band Muse evolved slightly with this album, including influences from Depeche Mode, Sly and the Family Stone… Like their previous albums, it has political and dystopian themes, with lyrics about political corruption, alien invasion, revolution, and New World Order conspiracies, as well as more traditional love songs.

Black Holes and Revelations picked up positive reviews and received a Mercury Prize nomination.

The album debuted at number one in five countries, including the United Kingdom, and reached the top ten in several more. The singles “Supermassive Black Hole” and “Knights of Cydonia” were both UK top-10 hits, while “Starlight,” “Map of the Problematique,” and “Invincible” charted in the top 25. As of 2018, Black Holes and Revelations had sold over 4.5 million copies globally.