Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories is predicted to make chart history and break the record for fastest selling album in the UK. Oasis currently hold the record with 1997 album Be Here Now, which sold 650,000 copies in its first week of being released.
It might seem a bold prediction considering Random Access Memories was only officially released today, but betting company Paddy Power began offering 4/5 odds before the record even came out. Of course, Paddy Power’s odds seem a safe bet when considering that Random Access Memories set the bar for highest-ever amount of dance album pre-sales on Amazon.
Paddy Power are also offering 7/1 odds that Random Access Memories will be the all-time best-selling record in UK chart history by 2015. That bet is more of risk in a world of file sharing and rapidly expanding music subscription services.
Of their predictions a Paddy Power spokesperson explained you can’t disregard the passion of Daft Punk fans:
“They might not have a catchy moniker like the ‘Beliebers’, but fans don’t come much more passionate and excitable than Daft Punk enthusiasts so we’re expecting big things for the French DJs next week. We only hope that the success doesn’t go straight to their helmets.”
Lead single Get Lucky has spent a month atop the Official UK Singles Chart and sold over half a million copies. Featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, Get Lucky has become Daft Punk’s biggest-selling UK single.
Daft Punk have no currently revealed plans to tour their first album in 8 years but once again Paddy Power are willing to bet on the French duo, with 5/2 odds Daft Punk will announce a world tour before the end of 2013.
That’s one bet we’d all like to see pay off.
Paddy Power has various other Daft Punk related bets on offer. You can check out the full list here.
Random Access Memories is released in Australia today.