On The Charts: Daft Punk Tops Alice in Chains, Enjoys Second Week at No. 1

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Set phasers to happy; robot rock remains at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories, last week’s No. 1 album with 339,000 copies sold in its first week, holds on to the top spot this week with an additional 93,000 records sold, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan. The newest sales give the electronic duo sales of 432,000 in two weeks, down 73 percent from last week, according to Billboard.

The duo’s sales remain bolstered by critical acclaim and a crossover single, “Get Lucky,” which features Pharrell Williams and continues to climb the Hot 100, so far peaking at No. 4.

Related: KISS, The Monoculture & Daft Punk’s Quest For Classic Album Status With ‘Random Access Memories’

The returning album sales champion beats out its closest rival by more than 30,000 albums. Alice in Chains, the ’90s grunge act that returned in 2005 with a brand new singer following the death of Layne Staley, debuts at No. 2 this week with 61,000 sold of the band’s fifth album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. The second album since the band’s reunion, its sales were buoyed by strong-performing rock radio tracks “Hollow” and “Stone,” which have peaked at Nos. 1 and 3 on the Hot Mainstream Rock chart, respectively.

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