Eight years of anticipation has led to Daft Punk’s first No. 1 album in the U.S. According to Billboard, the French duo’s fourth studio album, Random Access Memories, opened to the second best week of 2013 after moving 339,000 copies. Only Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience sold more albums in its opening week (968,000).
Prior to Random Access Memories, Daft Punk’s highest-charting album had been 2001’s Discovery, which peaked at No. 44. Their third studio album, 2005’s Human After All, peaked at No. 95.
The accolades don’t end there though: Daft Punk have also achieved their highest-charting single to date, as “Get Lucky” has climbed all the way to No. 10 on the Hot 100 singles charts. And according to Billboard, Random Access Memories surpassed Mumford and Sons’ Babel as the most steamed album on Spotify in its opening week. “Get Lucky” alone has received 27 million streams to date.
The Robots do indeed rock.