Arctic Monkeys on course to beat Daft Punk to fastest selling album of 2013

London Grammar are set to get this week's second highest new entry in the UK Official Album Charts

Arctic Monkeys could be on course to beat Daft Punk for the title of the fastest selling album of 2013, according to the Official Charts Company.

The band’s fifth album ‘AM’ has currently sold over 97,000 copies so far this week since its release on Monday (September 9). If sales continue at their current rate, the band could overtake the French dance titans, who currently hold the record for the fastest selling album of 2013 after clocking up 165,000 sales of their album ‘Random Access Memories’ in the first week of sales.

‘AM’, which is released on Domino, is likely to be Arctic Monkeys’ fifth consecutive Number One album, making the band the first band signed to an independent label to achieve the feat.

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British indie pop trio London Grammar are set for this week’s second highest new entry with their debut album ‘If You Wait’ currently at Number Two in the midweek chart update. Goldfrapp are heading for their fourth Top Ten album with ‘Tales Of Us’, which is an Number Three. Last week’s Number One album, The 1975’s self-titled debut has dropped three places to Number Four, while The Weeknd’s ‘Kiss Land’ is at Number Seven.

On the Official Singles Chart, Katy Perry is set to stay on the top spot for a second week with ‘Roar’. Ellie Goulding meanwhile is at Number Two with ‘Burn’, while Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ is at Number Three.

Coldplay are on course for the week’s highest new entry. The Brit band’s new single, ‘Atlas’, is taken from the soundtrack to the new Hunger Games film Catching Fire. Atlas enters the Official Singles Chart at Number Seven. Arcade Fire’s comeback single ‘Reflektor’, which features David Bowie is currently at Number 48.