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Daft Punk set for fastest selling album of 2013 with Random Access Memories

22/05/2013

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Daft Punk set for fastest selling album of 2013 with Random Access Memories

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Daft Punk on course for fastest selling album of the year with Random Access Memories, while Get Lucky becomes 2013’s biggest selling single.

Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories looks set to become the fastest selling album of 2013. According to the Official Charts Company’s sales data, up to midnight last night (Tuesday, May 21), over 104,000 copies of the French duo’s fourth studio album were purchased in the UK.

During its first 48 hours on sale, Random Access Memories has already become the third fastest selling album of the year so far, and is just 1,000 copies behind the second fastest selling album of 2013 - Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience. If Daft Punk’s sales momentum continues at its current rate, RAM will overtake the first week tally of 121,000 of this year’s current fastest seller, Michael Buble’s To Be Loved, by tomorrow morning.

In related news, Random Access Memories’ lead single, Get Lucky, today becomes the UK’s biggest selling single of 2013 so far. The track, which features N*E*R*D’s Pharrell Williams and Chic’s Nile Rodgers, has shot ahead of previous leader, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ode to charity shop bargain hunting, Thrift Shop FT Wanz, by nearly 20,000 copies. Get Lucky has sold a staggering 649,000 copies in just over 5 weeks.

Reigning Official Albums Chart king Rod Stewart slides one place to Number 2 on today’s Update with Time, while The National look set for their second Top 5 album in a row on Sunday with Trouble Will Find Me (3). This week’s Top 5 is completed by new entries from 30 Seconds To Mars, who could potentially score their highest charting UK album to date with Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams (4) and Texas, who are set for their sixth Top 10 album with The Conversation (5).

New Entries

In addition to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (Number 1), The National’s Trouble Will Find Me (3), 30 Seconds To MarsLove, Lust, Faith + Dreams (4) and TexasThe Conversation (5), there are five other new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 5.

Former Disney star and current X Factor US judge Demi Lovato is on course to debut inside the Top 10 with her fourth album, Demi (6), while Jamie Cullum is new in at Number 12 with his sixth album, Momentum.

Australian rockers Airbourne are at 14 with their latest album, Black Dog Barking, while Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa’s Seesaw (17) and TribesWish To Scream (29) complete this week’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 new entries.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES DAFT PUNK
2 TIME ROD STEWART
3 TROUBLE WILL FIND ME NATIONAL
4 LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS 30 SECONDS TO MARS
5 THE CONVERSATION TEXAS
6 DEMI DEMI LOVATO
7 HOME RUDIMENTAL
8 ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS PASSENGER
9 ENGLISH RAIN GABRIELLE APLIN
10 THE SHOCKING MISS EMERALD CARO EMERALD
11 MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY VAMPIRE WEEKEND
12 MOMENTUM JAMIE CULLUM
13 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
14 BLACK DOG BARKING AIRBOURNE
15 TO BE LOVED MICHAEL BUBLE
16 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
17 SEESAW BETH HART & JOE BONAMASSA
18 LES MISERABLES MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
19 A AGNETHA FALTSKOG
20 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE PINK
21 GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN STEREOPHONICS
22 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
23 18 MONTHS CALVIN HARRIS
24 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
25 DIDN'T IT RAIN HUGH LAURIE
26 NIGHT VISIONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
27 MORE LIGHT PRIMAL SCREAM
28 DISCOVERY DAFT PUNK
29 WISH TO SCREAM TRIBES
30 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS
31 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA
32 THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
33 THE HEIST MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
34 WILLPOWER WILL I AM
35 GOLDEN LADY ANTEBELLUM
36 THE MINUTES ALISON MOYET
37 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION
38 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
39 THE LUMINEERS LUMINEERS
40 PARAMORE PARAMORE

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