Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' Sets Spotify Records

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Daft Punk's hugely-hyped “Random Access Memories” can now add “Spotify record holder” to its growing list of achievements.

The French electronic music act’s fourth set has topped Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” as the most-streamed album in the first week of release for the U.S., according to a note distributed by Spotify. Mumford & Sons’ sophomore set surpassed eight million streams on its release in October 2012, smashing the previous record by a factor of three.

The music-streaming service also notes that Daft Punk’s album has set a record for one-day streams in its debut week, and that it's “on track” to have the biggest first week of any long-play since Spotify opened for business in Sweden back in 2008.

However, Spotify hasn’t revealed numbers to accompany those statements, with the exception of the 27 million-plus figure which the opening single “Get Lucky” has apparently streamed to-date.

The high-volume of streams for “Random Access Memories” apparently hasn’t cannibalized sales to any great extent. In the United Kingdom, the Columbia album on Sunday became Daft Punk’s first-ever U.K. No.  1 album, having sold 165,000 copies to become the year’s fastest-seller, according of the Official Charts Company. Lead single “Get Lucky” FT N.E.R.D’s Pharrell Williams and Chic’s Nile Rodgers has also become 2013’s biggest selling single so far in Britain, selling upwards of 711,000 copies since it went on sale six weeks ago.

“Random Access Memories” has also opened at No. 1 in Australia, where it’s platinum certified on debut, and it’s set to open in the top spot in the U.S. with a big opening sales tally.


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