May 29th, 2013
09:58 AM ET
Daft Punk's "first proper album in eight years" is also the group's first No. 1.
The record, "Random Access Memories," has debuted in the top spot on the Billboard 200, with 339,000 copies sold.
That makes the May 21 release Daft Punk's inaugural chart-topper, plus the group's best sales week to boot. We're only about halfway through the year, but so far "Random Access Memories" is also the second best-selling album of 2013, behind Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience." Timberlake's March release sold nearly 1 million in its first week.
The album also broke a Spotify record for most streamed album in its first week of release in the U.S. Spotify has not released an exact figure of how many streams "Random Access Memories" had, but says it beat the previous record held by Mumford & Sons' "Babel" album of more than 8 million streams.
"Random Access" had a good start right out of the gate thanks to "Get Lucky," Daft Punk's lead single with Pharrell Williams that's currently at No. 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. According to EW, the single also had more than 27 million streams on Spotify.
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