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Daft Punk tops charts with new release

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, May 27, 2013 15:30 EDT
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Members of the band Daft Punk, pose in the pits at the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix in Monte Carlo on May 26, 2013.
 
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Enigmatic French electro-duo Daft Punk scored their first ever British Number One album as “Random Access Memories” became the fastest-selling album of the year so far, according to the Official Charts Company.

The album sold 165,000 copies last week, knocking veteran performer Rod Stewart from the top spot.

The dance pair’s success in the album chart comes on the back of a four week stay at the top of the single chart with hit “Get Lucky.”

It is the band’s fourth studio album and is unusual in that it features session musicians and live instrumentation.

The LP features collaborations with Strokes singer Julian Casablancas, electro pioneer Giorgio Moroder and disco-legend Nile Rodgers.

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