Daft Punk album 4/5 on to become fastest-selling album in UK chart history in first week

Daft Punk

Daft Punk may be set to have the fastest selling album in UK chart history, according to Paddy Power.

The French duo, who have spent three weeks at the top of the Official UK Singles Chart with Get Lucky, are scheduled to release their fourth studio album Random Access Memories on May 20.

The record is 4/5 odds-on favourite to outsell the Oasis album Be Here Now, which currently holds the moniker after achieving sales of over 650,000 copies within the first week of its release in 1997.

Predicting future success, the album has odds of 7/1 on becoming the best-selling album in UK chart history by 2015 and odds of 9/4 to remain in the UK Top 40 for over 32 weeks.

A spokesperson from Paddy Power commented: “They might not have a catchy moniker like the ‘Beliebers’, but fans don’t come much more passionate and excitable than Daft Punk enthusiasts so we’re expecting big things for the French DJs next week. We only hope that the success doesn’t go straight to their helmets.”

Whilst the duo have protested that they will not be touring following the album’s release, Paddy Power is offering odds of 5/2 that a world tour will be confirmed by the end of 2013.

Further odds are displayed below:

Daft Punk: Random Access Memories

Chart Records

4/5       To become the fastest selling album in UK chart history its first week

7/1       To become the best-selling album in UK chart history by the end of 2015          

How many consecutive weeks will it be UK No 1 album?

11/8      4 or fewer

 4/5       5 to 8

 6/1       More than 8

How many consecutive weeks will it stay in the UK top 40 album chart?

6/1        8 or fewer

 11/4     9 to 16

 5/2       17 to 24

 5/2       25 to 32

 9/4       More than 32 

World Tour Betting

 5/2       Daft Punk to confirm world tour dates for Random Access Memories in 2013




Tags: releases, albums, album, daft punk, odds, Random Access Memories, paddy power

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