Daft Punk break Spotify streaming records with 'Get Lucky'

French dance duo's new single receives most plays for a single song in one day

Daft Punk break Spotify streaming records with 'Get Lucky'

Photo: Press

Daft Punk's new single 'Get Lucky' has become the most streamed song in a 24-hour period on Spotify in the UK and US.

The song, which was officially released on Friday (April 19) and hit Spotify on the same day, is the first track to be taken from the French duo's new album 'Random Access Memories' and features Pharrell Williams on vocals. Speaking about the success of the song, Spotify's head of label relations Will Hope told BBC News: "There was never any doubt that the first original single from Daft Punk in years was going to be one of the biggest debut singles of 2013. We expect the album to become one of the biggest, if not the biggest, on Spotify this year." The one-day streaming record in the UK previously belonged to Bastille's hit single 'Pompeii'. In the US the record was held by Macklemore's 'Thrift Shop'.

Meanwhile, Pharrell Williams performed Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' for the first time on Friday night (April 19). The N*E*R*D man performed the track on the day of its official release at the HTC One launch event in Brooklyn, New York. During his 16-song set, he played the song a total of three times. The track managed to chart at Number Three in the Official UK Singles Chart, despite being available for little more than 24 hours with only will.i.am and chart toppers Rudimental managing to sell more copies.

Williams is one of a number of collaborators Daft Punk have pulled in for 'Random Access Memories', which is released on May 20. Synth pioneer Giorgio Moroder, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, Panda Bear and Chilly Gonzales are set to appear on the LP.

Read More On This Artist

Daft Punk Merchandise
More News
Kasabian: 'There's nothing more depressing than seeing a band come off stage and have...
Nick Mulvey covers Björk's 'Bachelorette' for NME - watch
Taylor Swift tops the iTunes Canada chart with eight seconds of static
Cult Brooklyn venue Glasslands set for closure
Lorde reveals 'crazy experiences' behind her 'Hunger Games' soundtrack
Red Hot Chili Peppers hoping to release 'super danceable' new album in the next 12 months
Honeyblood reveal 'Choker' video ahead of NME New Breed Tour appearance – watch
Zane Lowe defends BBC's plan to provide alternative soundtrack to 'Drive'
Pulled Apart By Horses announce 'Medium Rare' EP
Mike Skinner working on new project with London rapper Oscar World Peace
Singing nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' covers Madonna's 'Like A...
Foo Fighters say no to Isle Of Wight Festival headline slot
Paul McCartney shares long-lost John Bonham collaboration
Sylvan Esso announce biggest London headline gig to date
O2 Priority Tickets for Nina Nesbitt, George Ezra and The Charlatans available tomorrow
Ariana Grande reportedly cancels trip to Spain due to Ebola fear
Brian May exhibits his collection of Victorian 3D photos at London's Tate
Noel Gallagher to appear onstage with Johnny Marr at London gig
US judge refuses Led Zeppelin request to have 'Stairway To Heaven' plagiarism case...
Saxophone player Raphael Ravenscroft – man behind the 'Baker Street' solo – dies
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read says 'Ukip Calypso' track is not 'racist' but...
Graham Coxon's bikes sell for £24,000 at charity auction

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM