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Daft Punk score first UK No.1 album with 'Random Access Memories'

Daft Punk have scored their first UK number one album with Random Access Memories.

The French duo's fourth studio album is the fastest-selling LP of 2013 so far, shifting over 165,000 copies in its first week on sale.

Daft Punk celebrate their first UK number one single

© The Official Charts Company

Daft Punk celebrate their first UK No.1 single

The artwork for Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories'

Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories'

"After the massive success of their first official UK number one single 'Get Lucky', it is little surprise that Daft Punk have also secured their first official number one album in the UK, too," said The Official Chart Company's Martin Talbot.

"But they have done so with some style. Having now claimed the fastest-selling album and the biggest-selling single of the year, Daft Punk truly are the musical phenomenon of 2013 so far. Vive les robots!"

Rod Stewart drops one place to two with Time, selling a further 52,000 copies.

The National earn their second top five album in a row, with Trouble Will Find Me landing at three.

Texas return to the album chart after nearly eight years with The Conversation at four.

Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf and Scott Devendorf of The National pose for 2013 album Trouble Will Find Me.

© 4AD/Deirdre O'Callaghan

The National

Sharleen Spiteri from Texas (band) press shot.

Sharleen Spiteri of Texas

30 Seconds to Mars score their highest-charting album in the UK so far at five with Lust Love Faith + Dreams.

Demi Lovato has her highest-charting UK album to date, with her fourth studio LP Demi entering at ten.

Jamie Cullum debuts at 20 with his sixth studio album Momentum. Australian band Airbourne land at 22 with Black Dog Barking.

Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart enter at 27 with their collaborative effort Seesaw.

Emeli Sandé also leaves the UK Top 10 for the first time after 66 weeks with her huge debut LP Our Version of Events, falling from eight to 15.

Listen to Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' below:

Source: Official Charts Company

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