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Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories Lands Number One Spot On Billboard Charts

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Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories landed at the number one spot on the Billboard 200. Their “first proper album in eight years” sold over 339,000 copies, making it the fastest selling album out of the UK.

Random Access Memories, released on May 21, was the band’s inaugural chart-topper having the best sales to date. So far, the French disco duo has the second best selling album behind Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, his first album in almost seven years. Timberlake’s “20/20” sold nearly 1 million copies in its first week. RAM sold 165,000 in its first week based on the Nielsan SoundScan.

Daft Punk’s album also broke a record for the new music streaming site, Spotify. The RAM was the most streamed album in its first week of its release in the United States. The site has yet to release the exact figure of how many streams the album had. The previous record was held by Mumford & Sons “Babel” with more than 8 million streams.

The lead single off the album, “Get Lucky” features Pharrell Williams and is currently at the number 10 spot on the Billboard’s Hot 100. According to Entertainment Weekly, the single had more than 27 million streams on Spotify.

The group is bringing disco to 2013. Known for wearing their space-like helmets, the band now has the best selling album in the United States, the UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand.

Shanika Simmons



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