Published May 29, 2013After years of anticipation and an adept viral marketing campaign (along with an Exclaim! cover story, which surely helped), French dance robots Daft Punk have scored big, with their recent Random Access Memories album reaching the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart.
As Billboard reports, the duo moved an impressive 339,000 units of their new album in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers in the U.S. That means they're not just No. 1 in America (and the UK), but they've also had their best sales week ever and first No. 1 album.
The album's sales also improved on industry forecasts, with many guessing a first week of around 300,000, with a maximum of 325,000.
Random Access Memories has the second best first week of 2013 so far, with Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience raking in 968,000 copies sold in its first week.