By Daniel Lane
Wake Me Up by Swedish DJ and producer Tim Bergling, AKA Avicii, has clocked up the biggest opening sale of any single this year.
According to the Official Charts Company’s sales data, Wake Me Up has sold a staggering 123,000 copies since it went on sale on Sunday (July 14). On its first day alone 88,000 copies of Wake Me Up were purchased in the UK, beating the previous record holder, Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke FT TI and Pharrell Williams, which scored a first day tally of 57,000 copies back in May.
If it can maintain its momentum, Wake Me Up looks set to become the fastest selling single of 2013 so far, and it is expected to overtake Blurred Lines' full first week sales tally of 191,000 copies before the weekend even gets underway!
Avicii, who is just 23-years-old, scored his first Number 1 single in the UK in February of this year with I Could Be The One with Dutch DJ Nicky Romero. He had previously enjoyed two other Top 5 hits in 2011 with Leona Lewis’ Collide and Levels - the latter of which was later sampled by Flo Rida for his 2012 Number 1 hit, Good Feeling.
To find out how Wake Me Up is selling, tune into the Official Chart Update with Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1 tomorrow from 3:30pm, or log on to www.officialcharts.com.Back