Daft Punk remain at the top of the Official UK Album Chart for a second consecutive week with ‘Random Access Memories’.
Last week, the French electro duo’s fourth studio LP became the fastest-selling album of 2013 so far, after shifting 165,000 copies in its first week alone. Seven days on, the record has sold a further 53,000 units to hold onto the Number One spot, reports the Official Charts Company.
Rod Stewart holds firm at Number Two with his new album ‘Time’, while Laura Marling scores her highest charting album to date, with her latest record ‘Once I Was An Eagle’ entering in at Number Three. Passenger’s ‘All The Little Lights’ is at Number Four and Rudimental’s ‘Home’ completes this week’s Top 5.
Elsewhere, girl group Stooshe are this week’s second highest new entry with their debut album, ‘London With Lights On’, entering in at Number Eight. US rockers Alice In Chains are new in at Number 22 with ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’.
In the Official UK Singles Chart, Robin Thicke, collaborating with TI and Pharrell Williams, is this week’s Number One with ‘Blurred Lines’. The track is also the fastest-selling single of the year so far, selling a staggering 190,000 copies in its first week alone.
In doing so, the song topples the previous fastest-selling single, Naughty Boy and Sam Smith’s ‘La La La’, from the top of the chart, as it moves down one space to Number Two. Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ is at Number Three and Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go’ is at Number Four’. Jessie J, Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal‘s ‘Wild’ is new in at Number Five.