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'Random Access Memories' gains Daft Punk their first UK number one album

Daft Punk have gained their first ever Official UK Number One album with their latest release 'Random Access Memories' 

The French dance duo's fourth LP has also been named 2013's fastest selling album so far. The album sold 165,000 albums in its first week alone, knocking Michael Buble's 'To Be Loved' off the top spot. 

The Official Charts Company are reporting that last week's number one, Rod Stewart's 'Time' has been knocked down to two by Daft Punk's latest; unsurprising given the hype surrounding it before its release. 

The album's lead single 'Get Lucky' has lost its number one spot, which it held for four consecutive weeks, to Naughty Boy's 'La La La'. It's the fastest selling single this year, racking up 145,000 sold copies in its first week.

Elsewhere in the charts, The National enter at number three with their latest album 'Trouble Will Find Me', whilst Texas are at number four with 'Conversation' and Thirty Seconds to Mars enter at five with 'Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams'

'Get Lucky' has only dropped to second position in the single's chart, whilst Passenger's 'Let Her Go', Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Can't Hold Us' and Rudimentals 'Waiting All Night' complete the top five. 

Random Access Memories was released last week. Labelled one of the biggest dance releases of the decade, the album sees the legendary duo change their sound once again and split opinions as a result. You can read our review here.

The album's lead single 'Get Lucky', featuring vocals from Pharrell Williams is available for download on ShopTo now. 

Edited On 28 May, 2013

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troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
I seem to be the only person that didn't like this album. So I guess it's deserved. About time too, they've been around for long enough!
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Brilliant album really. Can't stop listening to it. Even Get Lucky, minus it's ridiculous overplay on the radio, hasn't gotten annoying yet.
Jake Green's avatar
Jake Green 4 years ago
Releasing a radio edit of Get Lucky as a single was a great move I think - The album version is not just extended, but different enough that it feels far less overplayed than maybe it deserves to.
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inspector 74 4 years ago
I sort of like daft punk then sort of dont like them, theyre Alive album is just incredible, I didnt really go much on the last album but this, this THIS!!! I was saying to my mate about a week or so this was posted through my door that there just doesent seem to be any' stand out' albums so far but random access memories for me is that first stand out album for me, I cant stop talking about this album and Daft Punk are flippin french!!!!(Im jokin...a bit!!!) This album is utterly excellent and every household should have one.

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