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Avicii track sells over a million

By | Published on Monday 7 October 2013


‘Wake Me Up’ by Avicii has become the 140th million-selling single in UK chart history it’s been confirmed, while Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Cars’ has also recently passed the million-copies sold landmark, albeit by going a slightly slower route than the Avicii hit.

As previously reported, in the download age the number of tracks reaching the million-UK-sales point is increasing. This year three new tracks have already passed that mile-stone; in addition to ‘Wake Me Up’, Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ and this summer’s rape anthem ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke have both also achieved that accolade.

Commenting on the latest million seller, Official Charts Company’s CEO Martin Talbot told CMU: “Congratulations to Avicii – hitting the million mark is a superb achievement for any act. It has been a fantastic year for smash hit singles with three 2013-released million-sellers already, and we can be sure that Avicii is not going to be the last millionaire of this year!”

So that’s all lovely. And what a good time this would be to read our recent interview with Mr Avicii himself.