Daft Punk have netted their first ever UK number one album with ‘Random Access Memories’.
2013 has been a year of firsts for Daft Punk. Their first full studio album in almost a decade, their first UK number one single and now – with the release of ‘Random Access Memories’ – their first UK number one album.
Easily breezing into the top spot, ‘Random Access Memories’ sold more than 165,000 copies in just seven days (via Official Chart Company). Daft Punk now have the fastest selling album of 2013 in this country, beating Michael Buble into second place.
Over on the singles chart, though, Daft Punk received less welcome news. ‘Get Lucky’ slid down to number two, with Naughty Boy’s ‘La La La’ hitting the top spot.
Amid the frenzy of the French duo’s return, it’s easy to imagine that virtually everyone on the planet has been swept up in the hype. Not so Liam Gallagher, who told The Sun that he could have written ‘Get Lucky’ in a matter of minutes.
"I'd write that in a fucking hour. I don't know what the fuss is about, you know what I mean?"
The Beady Eye frontman then took issue with the duo’s helmets. "I am not going to have people wear disguises. Take your fucking helmet off. Let's see what you look like sans helmet, whatever you're called.”
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