Daft Punk, Grammy-winning duo, breakup after 28 years together

Popular electronic music pioneers Daft Punk announced they’re breaking up after 28 years together.

The French duo, comprised of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, shared the news on Monday in an 8-minute video titledEpilogue.” Kathryn Frazier, the band’s longtime publicist, confirmed the break up for The Associated Press as well.

Daft Punk, known for their signature helmets when performing, had major success over the years, winning six Grammy Awards and launching international hits withOne More Time,” “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” 和 “Get Lucky.

Bangalter and de Homem-Christo met at a Paris school in 1987. Prior to Daft Punk, they formed an indie rock band named Darling.

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They officially formed Daft Punk in 1993, and the helmeted, mute and mysterious musicians released their debut album, “Homework,” 1997. They first found success with the international hitDa Funk,” which topped the Billboard dance charts and earned them their first Grammy nomination. A second No. 1 hit and Grammy nomination followed withAround the World.

French musical group Daft Punk announced that they are breaking up after 28 years together.

French musical group Daft Punk announced that they are breaking up after 28 years together. (Marco Piraccini/Archivio Marco Piraccini/Mondadori via Getty Images)

Daft Punk spent time touring around the world and reached greater heights with their sophomore album, 2001的 “Discovery.It included the infectious smashOne More Time” 和 “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” which Kanye West famously flipped into his own hitStronger,” 发布于 2007. It won West the best rap solo performance Grammy at the 2008 表演, where West and Daft Punk performed together onstage.

A year later, a live version ofHarder, Better, Faster, Strongerwon Daft Punk the best dance recording Grammy — their first win — and theirAlive 2007album picked up best electronic/dance album.

But was the 2014 Grammys where Daft Punk really took the spotlight, winning album of the year forRandom Access Memoriesand making history as the first electronic act to win the highest honor at the Grammys. The duo won four awards that night, including record of the year for their bombshell hitGet Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

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Random Access Memorieswas regarded as a genre-bending album highlighted by its mix of live instrumentation, disco sounds, 放克, 岩, [R&B and more. Rolling Stone ranked it No. 295 on their list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” 去年.

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