Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories claimed the number one spot on the digital charts in 97 countries in it’s first week of release, moving over a million units worldwide, including 339,000 in the US. It was also the band’s first number one album in the US, as well as in Germany, Australia & Japan. Here’s the press release we received.
Internationally, the album hit the #1 spot on digital charts in 97 countries, dominated UK 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. Daft Punk also earned their first official #1 album in multiple countries, including the US, Germany, Australia & Japan. The album is also officially #1 in France, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Mexico, Italy, Belgium, Spain and others. In the US, Random Access Memories sold 339,000 copies, with 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.
Incredible public demand for the album not only led to unprecedented album sales and radio charting, but also to a steady stream of critical acclaim from media worldwide including features in The Wall Street Journal, Billboard, The New York Times, NME, Rolling Stone, Time, The New Yorker and many more.
“Get Lucky,” the first single from Random Access Memories 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 UK, and the song is # 1 on national airplay charts across the globe. In the US, “Get Lucky” has garnered airplay across 7 different formats of radio.
Platinum helmets for everyone!