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Daft Punk expected to land first number-one album next week

Daft Punk expected to land first number-one album next week

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Daft Punk will likely be exploring uncharted chart territory next week.  "Billboard" says the French DJ duo's new album Random Access Memories is expected to sell upwards of 300,000 copies before the tracking week ends on Sunday.  That would be enough to put the disc at number one on next week's Billboard 200, which is a spot the robots have never reached before. 

In fact, Random Access Memories is on track to sell more copies in a single week than its predecessor has sold to date.  Human After All has only moved 125,000 units in the U.S. since it was released in 2005. 

Random Access Memories could also score the second biggest debut of 2013.  If the 300,000 estimate proves right, the feat will put Daft Punk behind only Justin Timberlake and his similarly long-awaited album, The 20/20 Experience.  Timberlake's set sold an impressive 968,000 copies back in March.

 

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