Muse named biggest selling progressive act
Muse have beaten Pink Floyd to be named the biggest selling progressive act of the millennium so far in a list compiled to celebrate the new Official Progressive Albums Chart
Muse have been named the biggest selling progressive act of the millennium so far.
The band beat Pink Floyd to the top spot in a list compiled by the Official Charts Company and Prog Magazine to celebrate their new monthly Official Progressive Albums Chart.
From September 9, Prog Magazine will publish the Official Progressive Albums Chart - a Top 30 of the biggest progressive albums over the previous month - in each of its monthly issues. The chart will also be published on OfficialCharts.com.
Jerry Ewing, editor of Prog Magazine, said: "Prog artists have always pushed the boundaries of musical convention, and by doing so, many have gone on to be some of the best-selling and most influential artists of all time, but prog didn't stop in the 1970s, there are many people out there who are into prog artists and just don't seem to know it!
"We're delighted to be working with the Official Charts Company and that the voice of the UK's best-selling music have given prog the platform it so deserves."
Martin Talbot, Chief Executive of the Official Charts Company, added: "We are delighted to be working with the progressive music experts at Prog Magazine to create this exciting new chart - and look forward to giving the most inventive artists working today a new showcase of their own, every month."
Prog music is commonly defined as a rock music subgenre and includes artists such as Muse, Genesis, Pink Floyd and Radiohead.
Orange Amplification presents Progressive Music Awards in association with currencies.co.uk, take place on Thursday (03.09.15) at the Underglobe at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
Official Progressive Artists of the 21st Century - Top 10
Muse (biggest album: Black Holes & Revelations)
Pink Floyd (The Dark Side Of the Moon)
Radiohead (OK Computer)
Kate Bush (Aerial)
Jeff Wayne (The War Of The Worlds)
Air (Moon Safari)
Sigur Ros (Takk)
Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells)
Genesis (Selling England By The Pound)
Flaming Lips (Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)