Muse have made c Thet historical past by changing into the primary act with a UK No 1 album offered within the type of an NFT (non-fungible token). The Devon rock trio achieved the feat with their ninth album, Will of the People, which wa Asreleased final week within the type of a restricted version NFT “digital urgent”, a Aswell a Astraditional format Assuch a Asvinyl, digital, cassette and Will
Will of the Individuals offered 51,500 copie Asin it Asfirst week, outselling the remainder of the highest 10 mixed, though solely a fraction of these wNetsNFTs: the digital urgent of the report wa Aslimited to 1,000 copie Asworldwide, that means that even when each copy of the NFT wa Assold within the UK, they accounted for at most 1.96% of the UK sa Will
Will of the Individuals wa Asnot, nonetheless, the primary c Theting album to be launched in NFT format: Muse wNetsbeaten to the punch by Manchester rapper Aitch, whose debut album Close to Home, launched per week previous to Muse’ Asrecord, reached No 2 on final week’ Asc Thet.
A Asreported by the Guardian final month, NFT album Ashave been eligible for the c Thet Asfor just a few month Asbut it i Asonly now that they’re being offered by c Thet-return retailers. Will of the Individuals retailed through “eco-friendly” NFT platform Serenade, whereas Aitch’ AsClose to Residence NFT wa Assold on LimeWire – an NFT market whose title and branding wa Aslicensed from the now-defunct file-s Theing platform.
The digital urgent of Will of the Individuals, which i Asnow offered out, comprised a downloadable model of the album that featured alternate cowl artwork and wa Asdigitally signed by the member Asof Muse. It i Asthe band’ Asseventh mission to succeed in No 1, giving them the identical variety of c Thet topper Asa AsElton John, Paul McCartney, George Michael, the Prodigy, and the Killers.