Daft Punk breaks Spotify record, beat previous Mumford record


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The robot uprising has begun: The streaming service Spotify has announced that Daft Punk’s latest album Random Access Memories has set a new record in first-week streams in the U.S.

The record for most album plays in a debut week was previously held by Mumford & Son’s October 2012 effort Babel, which snagged 8 million streams. Spotify has yet to release the figures for Daft Punk’s fourth LP, but Spotify says that it’s the biggest debut since the company began in 2008.

The French duo also holds the record for the most first-day streams for a single, which it earned upon the release of the Pharrell Williams-assisted “Get Lucky” last month. That song has since racked up more than 27 million streams.

In other words, they’re basically unstoppable — but we, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

Read more:
Daft Punk share the songs that shaped them with EW: Hear the duo’s playlist here
The National and Daft Punk: Should we reward stasis or experimentation?
Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’: The EW Review

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