May 29, 2013


Robots Rejoice! Daft Punk Earn First No. 1 Album


It's been 15 years coming, but Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo—aka Daft Punk—finally have a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200.

The electronic duo's Random Access Memories ruled the U.S. albums chart with 339,000 copies sold. It's the second-biggest first-week sales after Justin Timberlake's mammoth first week for The 20/20 Experience.

The album also broke a Spotify record for most-streamed album in the first week of release, according to the service. Finals numbers haven't been revealed, but Spotify says the duo surpassed current record holders Mumford and Sons, who nabbed eight million streams in Babel's opening week.

Way to go, guys. After what felt like five million bazillion different teasers, it all paid off for that No. 1 record.