It is not out of the realm of possibility to think that the release of Daft Punk‘s upcoming LP, Random Access Memories, will be one of the year’s highest selling releases. The band did not, as rumored, make an appearance at Coachella this weekend, but that did not stop them from being the most talked about musical act in the entire world. A one-minute teaser commercial featuring an excerpt of “Get Lucky,” the album’s first single, was released during Saturday Night Live and went on to trend worldwide on Twitter for nearly 48 hours.
Following the tragic death of legendary artist Etta James today, the music world has expressed profound condolences, many coming in the form of heartfelt Tweets. You can see some of them below, a testament to Etta James’ pervasive influence, her inspirational impact on the music world, and the great loss that is felt by her passing.