Arctic Monkeys on course to beat Daft Punk to fastest-selling album of 2013
The Sheffield band's new album AM has sold 97,000 copies so far
The Arctic Monkeys could be set to beat Daft Punk’s record for the fastest-selling album of 2013, according to the Official Charts Company.
Over 97,000 copies of the Arctic Monkeys' new album AM have been purchased in the UK this week.
If sales continue at their current rate, the Sheffield band could overtake Daft Punk, whose comeback album Random Access Memories sold 165,000 during its first week on release.
AM also looks on course to become the Arctic Monkeys’ fifth consecutive number one studio album.
Should the band maintain their lead in the Official Albums Chart on Sunday, it will be the first time a band represented by an independent label has achieved such a feat.
AM, which follows the band's 2011 album Suck It and See , has already received critical acclaim and was yesterday nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.
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