Daft Punk score fastest selling album of 2013 so far

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Daft Punk have entered at number one on this week’s UK Album Chart, in the end falling well short of the sales record held by Oasis which some bookmakers had predicted them to beat.

With huge pre-sales racking up for the French dance outfit’s new album ‘Random Access Memories‘, Paddy Power installed it as a 4/5 favourite to surpass Oasis’ record for the fastest selling album in UK chart history.

The Manchester band sold over 700,000 copies of their third album ‘Be Here Now’ back in 1997, but despite the early forecasts Daft Punk have shifted a figure of 165,000 during the past seven days – which does make it the fastest seller of 2013 so far.

Elsewhere, The National continue their recent commercial success by entering inside the Top 3 with ‘Trouble Will Find Me‘, and Stereophonics‘ ‘Graffiti On The Train‘ has jumped five places.

UK Album Chart, Top 20:

1/ Daft Punk – ‘Random Access Memories’
2/ Rod Stewart – ‘Time’
3/ The National – ‘Trouble Will Find Me’
4/ Texas – ‘The Conversation’
5/ 30 Seconds To Mars – ‘Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams’
6/ Rudimental – ‘Home’
7/ Passenger – ‘All The Little Lights’
8/ Caro Emerald – ‘The Shocking Miss Emerald’
9/ Gabrielle Aplin – ‘English Rain’
10/ Demi Lovato – ‘Demi’
11/ Stereophonics – ‘Graffiti On The Train’
12/ Michael Buble – ‘To Be Loved’
13/ Bastille – ‘Bad Blood’
14/ Vampire Weekend – ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’
15/ Emeli Sande – ‘Our Version Of Events’
16/ Bruno Mars – ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’
17/ Pink – ‘The Truth About Love’
18/ Calvin Harris – ’18 Months’
19/ Les Miserables OST
20/ Jamie Cullum – ‘Momentum’

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