Daft Punk Bow At No. 1 on Britain's Albums Chart
Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) made its expected powerful debut on the U.K. album chart Sunday (May 26), becoming the fastest-selling artist set of the year to date with opening sales of 165,000.
Its single “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams, ceded top spot to the new entry “La La La” (Virgin/Universal) by Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith, which in turn became the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of 2013 with 145,000 sales last week.
“Random Access Memories” thus overtook Michael Bublé’s “To Be Loved” (Reprise/Warner Music), which started with 121,000 sales last month. “Get Lucky,” meanwhile, has now taken its tally to 711,000 downloads, according to the Official Charts Company.