By Daniel Lane
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).
In addition to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (Number 1), The National’s Trouble Will Find Me (3), 30 Seconds To Mars’ Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams (4) and Texas’ The 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 Tribes’ Wish 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|
|3||TROUBLE WILL FIND ME||NATIONAL|
|4||LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS||30 SECONDS TO MARS|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|36||THE MINUTES||ALISON MOYET|
|37||TAKE ME HOME||ONE DIRECTION|
|38||BABEL||MUMFORD & SONS|
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