Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' Leaves 'Blurred Lines' Behind It As It Shoots To The Top

Avicii – the Swedish DJ and producer who sometimes goes by the name of Tim Bergling – has done the unthinkable and knocked Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines off the top of the singles charts, and beaten the R&B/Pop tune’s weekly sales record, too.

AviciiHere's Avicii at the House of Hunger event at Terra Veritatis

Wake Me Up sold nearly 267,000 copies in its first week on sale, which trumps Blurred Lines by about 76k – the biggest single week since The Justice Collective's He Ain't Heavy topped 2012's Christmas chart with nearly 267,000 sold.

Check out the (very much explicit) video for Blurred Lines

This isn’t the first time U.K audiences have been subjected to a dose of his Scandinavian style, though; in February he topped the charts with I Could Be The One and was previously a hit in 2011 when he collaborated with Leona Lewis and Levels, and sampled on Flo Rida's 2012 number one.

Thicke won’t be too upset though, his album – the one that shares a name with his controversial top-selling single – nudged past Jay Z to take the album #1 spot. Magna Carta Holy Grail had one glorious week at the top despite lots of privacy issues with the associated app, but Thicke’s 1-million selling week took care of that.

Robin ThickePaula Patton and Robin Thicke at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower

It’s been a huge year for music sales. 2013 has already seen Daft Punk’s get lucky storm the charts and rake in over £1m, and soon after that, Thicke’s Blurred Lines got in on the act, but that had more to do with the controversial video and less to do with the actual song.


Contactmusic

Tags: Avicii - Robin Thicke - Jay Z

Advertisement

More Avicii

Avicii Forced To Postpone All Upcoming Shows Due To Nagging Health Issues

Avicii wasn't in a celebratory mood on his 25th birthday because he had to deliver some very bad news to his fans, on Monday (Sept...

Avicii Show Wreaks Mayhem At Boston TD Garden

Avicii’s show in Boston on Wednesday night left 36 attendees in hospital and even more injured and suffering from dehydration, alcohol and drug overdoses. The...

Isle Of Dreams 2014 Switzerland Moves To New Location In Basel

Due to the major international resonance and responding to the fans' request, the 3 day electronic open air music festival "Isle Of Dreams" - inspired...

Avicii - Lay Me Down Ft. Adam Lambert Video

Currently on his first world concert tour, Avicii has revealed the video to his newest single 'Lay Me Down' featuring vocals from Adam Lambert and...

Advertisement

Isle Of Dreams Music Festivals 2014 Announce Avicii, Axwell, Calvin Harris Plus Many More

3 Day electronic music festival, in 3 different countries, inspired by the music and culture of the isle of Ibiza and featuring the top stars...

Avicii - Hey Brother Ft. Dan Tyminski Video

Avicii has released an animated video for his Platinum certified hit single 'Hey Brother'. The track has been played frequently on the radio and in...

'Now That's What I Call Music 87' Released 7th April 2014

NOW That's What I Call Music is back with the first instalment of the 2014 numbered NOW series with NOW 87. Expect the biggest and...

Advertisement

Comments

Avicii Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Avicii

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All