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Daft Punk's Music Streams Surge After Breakup Announcement

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David Black

Daft Punk

Streams and sales of Daft Punk’s catalog posted big gains in the wake of the chart-topping dance/electronic duo’s breakup announcement on Monday morning (Feb. 22).

According to initial reports to MRC Data, the act’s (Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter) catalog of songs earned 6.76 million on-demand streams in the U.S on Feb. 22 -- up 242% as compared to the 1.97 million that it garnered on Feb. 21.

Daft Punk’s top 10 most-streamed songs in the U.S. on Feb. 22 were:

“Starboy” (The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk; 676,000 streams; up 17%)
“One More Time” (533,000; up 358%)
“I Feel It Coming” (The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk; 526,000; up 26%)
“Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers (454,000; up 169%)
“Harder Better Faster Stronger” (387,000; up 429%)
“Around the World” (312,000; up 373%)
“Instant Crush,” featuring Julian Casablancas (271,000; up 351%)
“Something About Us” (190,000; up 483%)
“Lose Yourself to Dance,” featuring Pharrell Williams (169,000; up 436%)
“Digital Love” (155,000; up 731%).

Meanwhile, Daft Punk’s collected albums and songs sold 7,500 copies on Feb. 22-23, according to initial reports -- up 594% compared to the 1,100 sold on Feb. 20-21. The act’s biggest selling song on Feb. 22-23 was “One More Time,” released in 2000, with 800 downloads sold -- up 1,127%. The duo’s best-selling album on Feb. 23-23 was “One More Time” parent album, Discovery, with 600 copies sold (up 1,075%).

Daft Punk made its Billboard chart debut on April 5, 1997, when “Da Funk” bowed on the Dance Club Songs chart at No. 39. It eventually climbed to No. 1 on the May 17, 1997-dated chart -- the first of seven leaders and 12 top 10s for the act.

The twosome also landed five songs on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, including three top 10s: “Starboy” (No. 1, one week), “Get Lucky” (No. 2) and “I Feel It Coming” (No. 4).

Daft Punk placed seven albums on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, including a pair of top 10 efforts: the Tron: Legacy soundtrack (No. 4 in 2011) and the act’s final studio album, Random Access Memories (No. 1, two weeks, in 2013).

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