The group reach a very significant milestone - and they are not finished by a long way...

Franz Ferdinand have hit the jackpot after shipping their millionth album worldwide.

The band, who have been out on the road in the US, found out the news last week. Industry insiders predict this is just the start of their success with a string of high-profile festival appearances planned this summer bound to make them even bigger.

A source close to the band told NME: “Reaching a million is such a milestone, it just has such a great ring to it. It’s so well deserved – the band haven’t stopped since the start of the year.

“There’s still so much to do, the band are just about to start their second US tour of the year, only this time they’ll be playing much bigger venues and they’ve yet to go to Japan, so who knows how many they’ll have sold in six months.”