Random Access Memories continues its quest for world domination, this time taking the record for the most-streamed album in the first week of its US release. They also set the record for most streams in one day. Mumford & Sons' Babel had set the record in October 2012, hitting a very respectable 8 million streams.
Spotify has not released the actual figures for the album streams, but they have said that "Get Lucky" reached 27 million streams, which puts it just a bit beyond Spotify's previous records.
Of course, as we enter the streaming generation, artists and labels worry that it will mean less sales. While this remains to be seen, Random Access Memories does not seem to be suffering any. The album is Daft Punk's first Number 1 album in the UK, and "Get Lucky" is the biggest-selling single of 2013. The album is also Number 1 in Australia. It is expected to have significant opening sales in the US as well as its first week draws to a close.
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