Britain heads for highest-ever sales of single records

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Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke perform at the 2013 BET Awards in Los AngelesLONDON (Reuters) – This year looks set to be the biggest ever for sales of single records in Britain, thanks in part to smash hits like "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," according to the Official Charts Company. Single sales have risen by 6 percent in the past year, making it the fifth year running that the sales record has been broken, the company said. This year, nearly every single in the Official Top 40 chart has sold over 300,000 copies, it added. …