‘Random Access Memories’ glows in post-Grammy light, skyrockets back to #1 on Billboard charts
Last spring, the entire dance community buzzed with serious anticipation when whispers of Daft Punk‘s plan to break their eight year silence and release their fourth studio album began to surface. Though their fan base both far and wide embraced the album’s enormous hit single “Get Lucky,” their thoughtful collaborations and untouchable production value lulled the Random Access Memories frenzy as the year continued on.
The duo finally emerged from the shadows for their first performance since the album’s release in celebration of their Grammy nominations this year. A memorable and heartwarming rendition of “Get Lucky” with a special guest spotlight from Stevie Wonder and original accompaniment by Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, lit up the stage mid-ceremony and concluded with a standing ovation. Daft Punk also swept the awards categories and took home Grammys for Best Dance/Electronica Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Pharrell, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, Record of the Year and Album of the Year, marking yet another milestone as the first electronic group to take home the coveted category.
Less than a week after the duo’s first and only live performance since the release of Random Access Memories, Daft Punk’s latest album has soared back into the #1 spot on Billboard‘s Dance/Electronica Album chart for the first time since September — marking its 17th week at the top of the list. The album received an astonishing 91% jump, and statistics are expected to increase as the full post-Grammy week is accounted for.