The digital performers shared the information in an 8-minute video known as ‘Epilogue.’ A publicist for the group confirmed the break up.
NEW YORK — Grammy-winning digital music pioneers Daft Punk have introduced that they’re breaking up after 28 years.
The helmet-wearing French duo shared the information Monday in an 8-minute video known as “Epilogue.” Kathryn Frazier, the band’s longtime publicist, confirmed the break up for The Associated Press.
Daft Punk, comprised of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, have had main success over the years, profitable six Grammy Awards and launching worldwide hits with “One More Time,” “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “Get Lucky.”
Bangalter and de Homem-Christo met at a Paris college in 1987. Prior to Daft Punk, they fashioned an indie rock band named Darling.
They formally fashioned Daft Punk in 1993, and the helmeted, mute and mysterious musicians launched their debut album, “Homework,” 1997. They first discovered success with the worldwide hit “Da Funk,” which topped the Billboard dance charts and earned them their first Grammy nomination. A second No. 1 hit and Grammy nomination adopted with “Around the World.”
Daft Punk hung out touring all over the world and reached better heights with their sophomore album, 2001’s “Discovery.” It included the infectious smash “One More Time” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” which Kanye West famously flipped into his personal hit “Stronger,” launched in 2007. It received West the most effective rap solo efficiency Grammy on the 2008 present, the place West and Daft Punk carried out collectively onstage.
A yr later, a reside model of “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” received Daft Punk the most effective dance recording Grammy — their first win — and their “Alive 2007″ album picked up finest digital/dance album.
But was the 2014 Grammys the place Daft Punk actually took the highlight, profitable album of the yr for “Random Access Memories” and 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 hit “Get Lucky,” that includes Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.
“Random Access Memories” was considered a genre-bending album highlighted by its mixture of reside instrumentation, disco sounds, funk, rock, R&B and extra. Rolling Stone ranked it No. 295 on their listing of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” final yr.