Daft Punk are on course for the fastest selling album of 2013 with ‘Random Access Memories’ as their single ‘Get Lucky’ becomes the best selling song of the year.
‘Random Access Memories’ was released on Monday (May 20) and is likely to become the fastest selling album of 2013, according to Official Chart data. As of midnight last night (Tuesday, May 21), over 104,000 copies of the album had been purchased in the UK. This makes the album just 1,000 copies behind the second fastest selling album of 2013 – Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’. If Daft Punk’s sales momentum continues at its current rate, they will pass the 121,000 copies of ‘To Be Loved’ sold by Michael Buble’s To Be Loved, by Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, ‘Get Lucky’ by Daft Punk is now officially the best selling single of 2013 in the UK. The track is now 20,000 sales ahead of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop’ and has sold 649,000 copies in just over 5 weeks. However, the track is set to lose its Number One status in the Official Singles Chart to ‘La La La’ by Naughty Boy. That track, which features Sam Smith, is narrowly ahead of ‘Get Lucky’ in sales so far this week.
Elsewhere in the Singles Chart, The 1975 look set to score their second Top 40 single on Sunday with ‘The City’ (20). while Gianluca Bezzina, who represented Malta at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, is new in at Number 37 with ‘Tomorrow’. Eurovision is a dominant theme in this week’s Chart with 20 tracks performed at the annual song contest featuring in the top 200.
Finally, in the Official Album Chart, The National’s ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ (3), 30 Seconds To Mars’ Love, ‘Lust, Faith + Dreams’ (4) and Texas’ ‘The Conversation’ (5) are all set for high new entries alongside former Disney star and current X Factor US judge Demi Lovato, ‘Demi’ (6) and Jamie Cullum’s ‘Momentum’ (12).