The sizzling sales statistics on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" just keep on coming.
"Random Access Memories" moved 19,000 vinyl LPs in its first week on sale -- accounting for 15% of all vinyl albums sold last week (123,000), according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Random" also instantly becomes the year's biggest-selling vinyl set, surpassing Mumford & Sons' "Babel" (13,000).
Naturally, "Random Access Memories" also debuts at No. 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart, logging the biggest sales week for a vinyl LP since SoundScan launched the chart in the week ending Jan. 10, 2010.
"Random Access Memory's" start could be the largest week for a vinyl title since 1994, though that information was unable to be confirmed at press time due to limitations in SoundScan's database. That November, Pearl Jam's "Vitalogy" sold 34,000 LPs in a single week, in advance of its bow on CD and cassette two weeks later.
"Random Access Memories" wasn't an inexpensive purchase for vinyl lovers, either. The double LP set is currently priced at $39.98 in Sony's My Play Direct Web store, and $35.53 at Amazon.com.
Daft Punk's vinyl victory comes shortly after Record Store Day (April 20) fueled the single-largest sales week for vinyl albums in SoundScan history. In the week ending April 21, a record total of 244,000 vinyl albums were sold.