Daft Punk Breaks Up After 28 Years
- French electronic music duo Daft Punk announced their split with an 8-minute video titled “Epilogue” on February 22, 2021.
The clip is taken from their 2006 film “Electroma”, in which two robots venture into a desert where one gets blown up.
Daft Punk was formed by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo in Paris in 1993. The duo released their debut album “Homework” in 1997.
In 2001, after the release of the second album “Discovery”, the duo had taken to making public appearances in the robot outfits that became their trademark.
The third studio album “Human After All” was released in 2005. The album was nominated for Best Electronic/Dance Album for Grammy Awards.
But their live album “Alive 2007”, which was released in 2007, won Best Electronic/Dance Album and Best Dance Recording with "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Alive 2007)".
Twenty years into their career, the duo released the fourth studio album “Random Access Memories” including smash hit “Get Lucky” featuring Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams in 2013.
The album won Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronic Album at Grammy Awards.
In addition, “Get Lucky” received for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
In the same year, the duo is credited with co-production on several tracks from Kanye West's “Yeezus”.
In 2016, they collaborated with the Weeknd on his single “Starboy”, which is Daft Punk's first Billboard singles chart topper, as well as a second hit, “I Feel It Coming.”
- source : Rolling Stone