Daft Punk’s New Album Becomes Most-Streamed On Spotify

Random Access Memories was streamed more times in its first week than any other album on Spotify in the U.S. to date.

Having the most-streamed song on Spotify wasn’t enough for Daft Punk. The group’s new album, Random Access Memories, now has the most first-week streams in the U.S. on record.


As well as breaking all these digital records, the album, which mainly uses live musicians such as Pharrell, Giorgio Moroder, and Nile Rodgers to re-create the sounds of electronic dance music, sold 165,000 physical copies in its first week, putting the disc firmly at the top of the charts.

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