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Daisy Jones & the Six becomes the first fictional band to hit No. 1 on iTunes Charts

The most hyped fake band ever, Daisy Jones & the Six just topped the charts on iTunes and became the first fictional band to hit No. 1.

Daisy Jones & the Six is ​​the fictional band at the center of the highly anticipated Amazon Prime Video series of the same name. The series is an adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s New York Times bestselling novel that broke #BookTok and caught the attention of series co-producer Reese Witherspoon.

The series uses an oral history format to create a “rockumentary”-esque depiction of the demise of a popular rock band à la Fleetwood Mac, complete with terrifying love triangles, sex, drugs and, of course, rock ‘n’ roll.

“Daisy Jones & the Six” made its smash debut on Amazon on Thursday and released the album created for the series entitled “Aurora” on the same day.

‘We finally have Aurora. A stunning, nostalgic, timeless album that captures the drama, pathos and yearning of the band’s highs and lows in one,” Reid shared in a statement. “A snapshot, intoxicating and dangerous. That wonderful moment that you know can’t last. … Daisy Jones and The Six are real. And they are better than my wildest dreams.”

Shortly after both the series and album came out, Chart Data tweeted news of the fake band’s ascent on the very real charts, saying “.@daisyjonesand6’s ‘AURORA’ has hit No. 1 on iTunes in the US.”

Frontman Daisy Jones & the Six is ​​Riley Keough as the captivating Daisy Jones and Sam Claflin as rock star Billy Dunne. Neither actor had sung professionally before, and Keough recently revealed that she may have stretched the truth when she auditioned for the part.

People signed up that during a recent screening of the series, the actress – who is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and the granddaughter of the king of rock ‘n’ roll himself, Elvis – admitted: “I auditioned like everyone else, and lied to them and said I could sing.’

The series’ co-creator and co-showrunner Scott Neustadter spoke to The Times’ Screen Gab this week and revealed that the band went through an 18-month band camp before filming began.

“Our feeling was that no matter how great the sets look or how well the scene is written, if we can’t convince you that Daisy Jones & the Six are a real band, we’ve got nothing,” Neustadter told The Times. “That meant the actors had to endure a rigorous ‘band camp’ run by (music supervisor) Frankie (Pine) and mentored by (music consultant) Tony (Berg), where they would spend hours every day practicing their instruments, Blake (Mills’) brand new songs, work on their stage presence, or otherwise just shoot the s—as real band members do.

“That would take a few weeks,” he continued. “But due to COVID, we couldn’t start our production on time and the three-week band camp turned into 18 months. By the time we started in the fall of 2021, the actors weren’t just a convincing copy of a rock band, they were a rock band.”