Daft Punk predicted to land fastest-selling album in UK history

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Dance giants Daft Punk are odds-on to break Oasis’s long-standing record for the fastest-selling album of all time.

The duo return next week with their fourth studio effort, Random Access Memories, and it’s being tipped to take the charts by storm.

Daft Punk

The album has already secured the highest-ever number of pre-sales for a dance release on Amazon, and some are now saying it could become the biggest-selling album in UK history too.

A spokesman for betting firm Paddy Power said:

“They might not have a catchy moniker like the ‘Beliebers’, but fans don’t come much more passionate and excitable than Daft Punk enthusiasts.

“We’re expecting big things for the French DJs next week. We only hope that the success doesn’t go straight to their helmets.”

Earlier this month, lead single ‘Get Lucky’ became Daft Punk’s biggest hit yet – and has now shifted more than 500,000 copies.

Oasis release Be Here Now became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history back in 1997, selling 650,000 in its first week. But Random Access Memories is now 4/5 odds-on to smash that record.

Daft Punk’s new album, their first since 2005’s Human After All, will be released this coming Monday, May 20.

Listen to ‘Get Lucky':


Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky (Official Pseudo Video) on MUZU.TV.

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Mark is the content manager for WOW247 in Leeds. When he isn't waxing lyrical about Ben Wheatley and Caravan Palace, he's landing news, assembling guides and penning features.

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