Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' becomes first single of 2013 to sell 1m copies


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The Independent Culture

Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ has become the first single released in 2013 to reach one million sales in the UK.

The track has achieved the record on its 69th day on sale in the UK, making it the biggest-selling single of 2013 so far.

The last time a single took less than three months to hit a million sales was X Factor winner James Arthur’s ‘Impossible.’

Get Lucky, which also features Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, is the 136th single to reach one million sales in 60 years of the UK Official Singles Chart.

It is also the fastest-selling track by a French artist to hit the one million mark, followed by David Guetta’s ‘Titanium’.

Daft Punk collaborator Nile Rodgers said: “The fact that Get Lucky has sold a million copies in the UK is one thing, but to do it in 69 days?!

“When I think how it happened, too, with people who I like a lot, we just decided to go into the studio and do something….And then it turns out like this? It’s absolutely remarkable, because no-one was prepared for this.”

Pharrell Williams might be set to hit the one million mark again in the UK as Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’, featuring Williams and US rapper TI, is close to hitting 800,000 sales.