'Random Access Memories' is expected to outsell 'Be Here Now'
The band’s new album ‘Random Access Memories’ is expected to beat the record currently held by 1997’s ‘Be Here Now’, with bookies Paddy Power cutting the odds dramatically on the French duo’s chances, according to Music Week. ‘Be Here Now’ sold 650,000 in its first week of sales, but ‘Random Access Memories’ has already scored the highest number of pre-sales for any dance album ever on Amazon. Paddy Power are giving 4/5 odds on the record outselling Oasis. The album is released tomorrow (May 17).
The LP has 7/1 odds of becoming the best-selling album in UK chart history by 2015.
A Paddy Power spokesperson said: “They might not have a catchy moniker like the ‘Beliebers’, but fans don’t come much more passionate and excitable than Daft Punk enthusiasts so we’re expecting big things for the French DJs next week. We only hope that the success doesn’t go straight to their helmets.” Despite saying that they will not be touring the record, Paddy Power has odds of 5/2 on a world tour being announced by the end of the year.
Daft Punk are set for a fourth straight week at the top of the Official UK Singles Chart with their track ‘Get Lucky’, which has now sold more than 500,000 copies. The song has spent the past three weeks at Number One, and has already sold 49,000 copies since Sunday (May 12). The track is easily the French act’s biggest selling UK single, overtaking their 2000 Number Two hit ‘One More Time’.