French duo drop 73% in album sales, but the figures enough to hold off Alice In Chains
The Daft Punk juggernaut (the Punkanaut?) rolls on, with the robot head-wearing French duo managing to top the US Billboard album charts for a second week in a row with their comeback album Random Access Memories. The Americans love their stats when it comes to charts and things like that, so here’s some for you:
Randon Access Memories shifted 93,000 copies on its second week in the US charts, that pushes it onto 432,000 overall. The figures mean that the album has suffered a 73% drop in sales compared to the previous week, which is over the average of 68%, the seventh number one album to drop by more than 70% this year but some way short of Just Bieber’s Believe, which dropped 79.4% week-on-week. The shortest drop in sales by a number one album incidentally was Josh Groban’s All That Echoes, which decline a mere 50.4%. Well done Josh.
So there you go. Stats. Enjoyable huh? Following Daft Punk in this week’s charts are Alice In Chains, gaining their highest chart position on the American album charts since 1995’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. It sold 61,000 copies. In third place, John Fogerty has scored his highest ever album placing, with Wrote A Song For Everyone shifting 51,000 copies. The top five is completed by British group Little Mix, selling 50,000 of DNA, and Blake Shelton’s Based On A True Story. His album has increased by 69% in sales following his appearance on NBC charity special 'Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert.' Who said charity doesn’t pay eh?
Daft Punk looking ecstatic at their recent chart news here
The lads hang out in a massive pyramid just like we do every day