Muse are renowned for their energetic live stage shows
Rock band Muse have entered the UK album chart at number one, ending the reign of wartime singer Dame Vera Lynn after just one week.
Their new release The Resistance also beat Peter Andre into third place, followed by fresh entries by rap star Jay-Z, David Gray and Pixie Lott.
In the singles chart, London-born singer Taio Cruz entered at number one with Break Your Heart.
Madonna had to settle for third spot with her latest song Celebration.
It was the only other new song inside the top 10, while Colombian star Shakira's latest single She Wolf rose 20 places to number five.
Muse, who hail from Devon, outsold the next top three albums combined, according to the Official UK Charts Company.
UK TOP FIVE SINGLES
1 Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart
2 David Guetta ft. Akon - Sexy Chick
3 Madonna - Celebration
4 Jay-Z - Run This Town
5 Shakira - She Wolf
Source: Official UK Charts Company
It is their third chart-topping collection following Black Holes and Revelations from 2006 and Absolution (2003).
Their new album blends their stadium rock sound with opera and classical music, which they are set to back up with an ambitious live show.
Cruz has already lent his skills to other artists, and scored two number one singles as a songwriter with Will Young's Your Game and Never Leave You by Tinchy Stryder.
He is currently also working on Cheryl Cole's forthcoming album.