Muse 1 in Album Midweeks

The Resistance is currently number one in the midweeks, in the busiest release week of the year.

The Helium 3/Warner Bros release is outselling its nearest six challengers combined with nearly 70,000 sales so far this week, according to early retail reports. The album appears almost certain to become the band’s third UK chart-topper.

Other new entries to the Top 10 this coming weekend could come from Peter Andre, Jay-Z, Pixie Lott, David Gray, Megadeth, and Mark Knopfler.