At the time of writing, Daft Punk’s mega-hit Get Lucky has been streamed on Spotify more than 28 million times around the world, a figure we know because the music-streaming service recently started displaying song play counts. Indeed, Get Lucky was breaking streaming records from its very first day of launch back in April.
The album it appears on, Random Access Memories, is following suit (as expected) and is already breaking streaming records since it was made available on Spotify on Monday.
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Though the new Daft Punk album actually started streaming (legally) on iTunes a couple of weeks ago ahead of its full launch, it has already set the record for the most streamed Spotify album on its first day ever – this includes the US, UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico. Now, Spotify has revealed it is on track (if you’ll pardon the pun) to have the biggest first week for an album in Spotify’s 5-year history.
If the current trajectory holds firm, Daft Punk’s new album will surpass Mumford & Sons ‘Babel’ as the most streamed album ever in the first week of release, though it says this is in the US only. Mumford & Sons’ Babel blew past 8 million streams in its first seven days Stateside last year, so Daft Punk has a few days left to smash it.
Given the success it saw on its first day in many countries, it’s difficult not to see this coming out tops in other territories too.