Daft Punk Launches Global Revolution With 'Random Access Memories'
May 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM (PT)
COLUMBIA RECORDS group DAFT PUNK has broken the global critical-mass ceiling with its new "Random Access Memories" album. Not only did it soar to #1 in the U.S. on sales of 339,000, but the album hit the #1 spot on digital charts in 97 countries, dominated U.K. charts to become the fastest selling album of 2013 and had the biggest first week album sales in FRANCE since 2007, where the album is already triple-Platinum.
All told, DAFT PUNK earned their first official #1 album in multiple countries, including the U.S., GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, FRANCE, CANADA, SWITZERLAND, SPAIN, AUSTRIA, MEXICO, ITALY, BELGIUM, SPAIN and others. What's more, the vinyl version becoming the biggest selling vinyl album in SOUNDSCAN’s LP Vinyl chart history. "Random Access Memories" is the first album in BILLBOARD’s Electronic/Dance Song chart history to have every song debut simultaneously.
The album's first single, "Get Lucky," immediately shot to the top of charts all over the world, selling 2.5 million digital tracks worldwide to date. It is the biggest selling single of 2013 in the U.K., and the song is # 1 on national airplay charts across the globe. In the U.S., "Get Lucky" picked up airplay across seven different formats of radio.