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Billboard: Daft Punk streams & sales surge after breakup

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Streams and sales of Daft Punk’s catalog posted big gains in the wake of the chart-topping dance/electronic duo’s breakup announcement on Monday morning (Feb. 22).


According to initial reports to MRC Data, the act’s (Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter) catalog of songs earned 6.76 million on-demand streams in the U.S on Feb. 22 -- up 242% as compared to the 1.97 million that it garnered on Feb. 21.


Daft Punk’s top 10 most-streamed songs in the U.S. on Feb. 22 were:


“Starboy” (The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk; 676,000 streams; up 17%)
“One More Time” (533,000; up 358%)
“I Feel It Coming” (The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk; 526,000; up 26%)
“Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers (454,000; up 169%)
“Harder Better Faster Stronger” (387,000; up 429%)
“Around the World” (312,000; up 373%)
“Instant Crush,” featuring Julian Casablancas (271,000; up 351%)
“Something About Us” (190,000; up 483%)
“Lose Yourself to Dance,” featuring Pharrell Williams (169,000; up 436%)
“Digital Love” (155,000; up 731%).


Meanwhile, Daft Punk’s collected albums and songs sold 7,500 copies on Feb. 22-23, according to initial reports -- up 594% compared to the 1,100 sold on Feb. 20-21. The act’s biggest selling song on Feb. 22-23 was “One More Time,” released in 2000, with 800 downloads sold -- up 1,127%. The duo’s best-selling album on Feb. 23-23 was “One More Time” parent album, Discovery, with 600 copies sold (up 1,075%).



A legacy :clap3:

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It makes me so happy to know that they were universally loved and appreciated! 

Edited by Blackthorn
I'm more Homework than Discovery, but it will do.
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