Daft Punk Climb To A New Chart High With ‘Tron’ Soundtrack

Robbie Daw | January 5, 2011 - 10:14 am

The holidays are over, Christmas-themed releases like Jackie Evancho’s O Holy Night and Susan Boyle’s The Gift have plunged down the Billboard Top 200 chart like Looney Tunes characters strapped to anvils and—light up the LED screens in celebration—Daft Punk’s TRON: Legacy score has not only hopped back into the Top 10, it’s set a new career chart peak for the French duo. We’d offer them each a congratulatory slap on the behind and some bubbly if only they could actually sip through those bangin’ helmets.

Grammy winners Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo had never had an LP reach higher than #44 (Daft Punk’s seminal Discovery) prior to the TRON: Legacy soundtrack. But after initially debuting at #10 last month, the cinematic electronic album has taken advantage of the post-Christmas drop many other artists suffered this week and jumped up from #27 to #6.

Also re-entering the Top 10: Doo-Wops & Hooligans (#7) and Teenage Dream (#9), from 2011 Grammy nominees Bruno Mars and Katy Perry, respectively.

Meanwhile, it’s a fifth non-consecutive week at #1 for Taylor Swift’s Speak Now, an album that, when all said and done, wound up being the third biggest-seller of the 2010.

The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 chart:

1. Taylor Swift, Speak Now *5 weeks*
2. Eminem, Recovery
3. Rihanna, Loud
4. Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday
5. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
6. Daft Punk, TRON: Legacy soundtrack
7. Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops & Hooligans
8. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
9. Katy Perry, Teenage Dream
10. Keyshia Cole, Calling All Hearts