Daft Punk Gets Lucky Again: The French duo’s fourth and final album RAM It’s back in spot #1 on painting The Dance/Electronic Albums chart, and is now at number eight on the Billboard 200 all-genres.
per luminite, RAM It saw a rise of 1,046% in album-equivalent units in the United States, in the weekend of May 18. The revived fanfare comes thanks to a new Daft Punk release to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary, which has now spent a total of 22 weeks at number one including its original stint on the chart in 2013. painting He adds that since 2001, only six albums have spent more time at No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart — with the gold going to Lady Gaga’s 2008 album the famewith 175 weeks at the top.
Reissued version of RAM It includes nine previously unreleased tracks, including “Infinity Repeating (2013 Demo)” with Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, which Daft Punk shared with their latest music video earlier this month.
Daft Punk broke up in 2021 after nearly three decades together. Founding member Thomas Bangalter gave a rare interview last month offering more context for their split, telling the BBC: “The last thing I want to be, in the world we live in, in 2023, is a robot.” Fair point! In February, Bangalter – in human form – released his debut solo album, an orchestral project called legends.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Electronic musician Michael Bron shared how discovering Daft Punk changed his creative life on a recent episode of The Spark Parade.