Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" debuts at No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the fourth studio album of the duo, which consists of childhood friends Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, sold 339,000 copies (221,000 of which were from digital downloads) in its first week. It is the duo's best sales week to date and the second-largest sales week of the year for an album.
At No.2 is Darius Rucker's "True Believers", sold around 83,000 copies. He still can't beat his 2010 album "Charleston, SC 1966", that was also placed second with 101,000 copies. At Nos. 3 and 4 are The National's "Trouble Will Find Me" and French Montana's "Excuse My French" with 75,000 and 56,000 copies sold respectively.
The soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby" falls from last week's No. 4 to No. 5 with a total of 286,000 after three weeks. At the sixth place is 30 Seconds to Mars' "Love Lust Faith + Dreams", which marks the band's second-largest sales week after their 2009 album, "This Is War".
Plunging from No. 1 to 7 is Vampire Weekend's "Modern Vampires of the City" while George Strait's "Love Is Everything" fills the eighth slot after sitting at No. 2 last week. Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" jumps from No. 7 to No. 9, and Lady Antebellum's "Golden" claims the last spot on the top 10.
Daft Punk is aiming to stay on the top of the esteemed chart for its second week. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10, which will be announed on June 5, apparently will see Little Mix's "DNA" and John Fogerty's "Wrote a Song For Everyone" leading the debuting pack.