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Daft Punk

Daft Punk


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Electronic music duo

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Paris, France

Claim to fame :

Single "Da Funk" (1995)


Daft Punk are known as much for their music and technical innovation as their groundbreaking and elaborate visual universe, which centers around their irrepressible and mysterious Robot personas. They were formed by two friends Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo in 1987 initially under the moniker of darlin' with a third member Laurent Brancowitz.

The trio was soon disbanded with Brancowitz pursuing his career with a group called Phoenix and Bengalter and Homem-Christo exploring drum machines and synthesizers in Daft Punk. They released their first effort "Homework" in 1997 and were hailed as innovators in a new breed of electronic music.

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Daft Punk Creates a Short Film for Nile Rodger's New CHIC Album

February 23, 2015 03:31:43 GMT

reunited with their "Get Lucky" collaborator Nile Rodgers for a new project. It's been revealed that the French duo worked with the singer again for a short film tied to an upcoming album by his band CHIC.

Kaleidoscope 2014: Important Events in Entertainment (Part 1/4)

December 29, 2014 09:46:50 GMT

Another year has passed with so many interesting stories from Hollywood. Whether it's a good one or a bad one, it becomes juicy stuff when it comes to our favorite star. To continue the tradition and to mark the end of 2014, AceShowbiz is back with the annual Kaleidoscope that highlights the most talked about news from entertainment industry in the past 12 months.

Alleged Daft Punk and Jay-Z Collab 'Computerized' Leaks

March 11, 2014 07:34:16 GMT

has apparently worked with another big name in music industry. A track which was allegedly recorded by the French duo with rapper mysteriously made its way out online on Monday, March 10.

Pharrell's 'G I R L' Includes Collabs With Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Daft Punk

February 22, 2014 02:48:07 GMT

Less than two weeks before releasing his "", shares the full tracklist of the album. According to the list that arrived via Noisey, the forthcoming 11-song record will include Skateboard P's collaborations with the likes of , and .

Russian Police Choir Covers Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' at Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

February 08, 2014 04:48:41 GMT

The Russian police choir performed at the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on Friday, February 7. The members of the choir delivered an amazing rendition of 's Grammy Award-winning song "Get Lucky".

Daft Punk Streaming on Spotify Increases 200 Percent After the Grammys

January 29, 2014 02:20:47 GMT

had a big night at Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 26. In addition to performing live at the event, the French electronic music duo nabbed the top prizes in several categories including the prestigious Album of the Year for their "".

Grammy Awards 2014: Daft Punk Wins Album of the Year as Full Winner List Is Revealed

January 27, 2014 05:08:00 GMT

The complete winner list at the 56th annual Grammy Awards has been revealed. At the Sunday, January 26 event which was hosted by , took home the prestigious title of Album of the Year with their work "". The French duo defeated other strong contenders such as ' "", 's "", & Ryan Lewis' "" as well as 's "Red".

Grammy Awards 2014: 'Royal' Is Song of the Year, 'Get Lucky' Is Named Record of the Year

January 27, 2014 04:11:11 GMT

took home the Song of the Year trophy at the 2014 Grammy Awards. At the event which took place on Sunday, January 26, the 17-year-old singer earned the prize with her song "Royals" after edging out other works such as "Just Give Me a Reason", "Locked Out of Heaven", "Roar" and "Same Love". Record of the Year award, meanwhile, was received by with "Get Lucky" featuring & Nile Rodgers.

Grammy Awards 2014: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk Are Early Winners

January 27, 2014 01:56:02 GMT

Following a performance from and , first awards at the 56th annual Grammy Awards were handed to the winners. The first award which was handed out at the Sunday, January 26 event was Best New Artist which went to duo & Ryan Lewis.

Daft Punk, Imagine Dragons and More Confirmed to Perform at 2014 Grammy Awards

December 20, 2013 02:44:09 GMT

Several A-list musicians have been added to the line-up of performers at the 56th Grammy Awards. , and are among those who will take the stage at the event set to be held at Los Angeles' Staples Center on January 26, 2014.

Video: Russian Police Perform an Impressive Cover of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'

November 09, 2013 03:29:25 GMT

Russian police have done an impressive job covering 's summer hit, "Get Lucky". In a new YouTube viral video, the male members of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs' choir are seen performing the song while wearing their official police uniform.

Daft Punk Debuts 'Lose Yourself to Dance' Video Ft. Pharrell Wiliams

September 17, 2013 04:02:45 GMT

After dropping a one-minute preview of "Lose Yourself to Dance" last month at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, now premieres the track's music video in full. It is the French electronic music act's second collaboration with hitmaker off their May-released fourth studio album "".

Daft Punk Teases 'Lose Yourself to Dance' Video Feat. Pharrell Williams

August 27, 2013 03:57:59 GMT

After releasing "Get Lucky" back in April, is about to drop "Lose Yourself to Dance", their second collaboration track with hitmaker off the electronic music act's fourth studio album "". The French duo premiered the one-minute sneak peek during their appearance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on August 25 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

Stephen Colbert Reveals Drama Behind Daft Punk Cancellation

August 14, 2013 07:31:18 GMT

It could just as easily be assumed that after aired his "StePhest Colbchella '013" slam against no-show on his show last week, the TV host had already vented out his frustration over the "Get Lucky" hit makers. It turns out the 49-year-old comedian still had a few more revelations about the cancellation, which he unleashed in an interview on Paul Mercurio's podcast.

Stephen Colbert Slams No-Show Daft Punk, Throws 'Get Lucky' Dance Party

August 08, 2013 04:57:21 GMT

It's a classic case of "making lemonade when life hands you lemons." After almost a week of hyping a performance by on his show Tuesday night, got word that the electronic dance music act would no longer be making an appearance on "" as they chose to make their first TV appearance since the release of their "" album at the MTV Video Music Awards instead.

Daft Punk Has No Partnership With Durex

July 12, 2013 04:32:27 GMT

Durex has released a statement concerning reports that the company teams up with to create a range of condoms called "Get Lucky". In a statement to MTV News, a representative for the contraceptive company denies partnership with the French duo.

Daft Punk Releases 'Get Lucky' Condoms With Durex

July 11, 2013 08:23:03 GMT

has teamed up with Durex to create their own range of condoms. The condom is named after the duo's hit song off "" album, "Get Lucky". The contraceptives are reportedly sent out to the world's top DJs in promotional package.

Daft Punk Stays at No. 1 on Billboard 200

June 06, 2013 08:12:54 GMT

's "" extends its No. 1 standing in the Billboard 200 chart to two weeks in a row despite a 73% drop in its sales with the 93,000 copies it moved this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It leads the debut-rich top five, besting the new albums of , and .

Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' Sits Atop Billboard 200

May 30, 2013 06:59:13 GMT

's "" debuts at No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the fourth studio album of the duo, which consists of childhood friends Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, sold 339,000 copies (221,000 of which were from digital downloads) in its first week. It is the duo's best sales week to date and the second-largest sales week of the year for an album.

Artist of the Week: Daft Punk

May 06, 2013 07:21:41 GMT

It's been a while since Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter release new music. Eight years after "", the duo will finally release a proper studio album "" set for May 21 in the United States.

Daft Punk's New Single 'Get Lucky' Breaks Spotify Records

April 22, 2013 01:56:44 GMT

's new music created a buzz as soon as it was released at 12:01 A.M. ET on Friday, April 19. "Get Lucky", the lead single off the electronic music duo's fourth album "" due May 21, set a record on Spotify for the biggest streaming day for a single track on Friday in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Spotify wouldn't release the number of streams.

Daft Punk Previews New Music as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Rock 'SNL'

March 04, 2013 04:23:13 GMT

The -hosted episode of popular variety show " showcased two sets of 'dynamic duos' on Saturday, March 2. Electronic dance music act dropped a very short 15-second trailer on their new music while the rap pair of and Ryan Lewis served as the night's musical guest performers.

Boys Noize Weighs In on Daft Punk's 'Amazing' First Album in Eight Years

January 29, 2013 08:33:13 GMT

Fans are sure to be thrilled over the news that electronic music duo is set to release their fourth album in May of this year. German DJ and producer Boys Noize excitedly proclaimed, "No one sounds like Daft Punk and I'm very, very excited to hear their new stuff." He revealed to MTV News that Daft Punk worked with "some good friends" on the "amazing" new album, saying that "it will blow minds."

Bret Easton Ellis Apologizes for Dissing 'Zero Dark Thirty' Helmer Kathryn Bigelow

December 19, 2012 02:31:06 GMT

It seems that Bret Easton Ellis feels sorry for dissing "" director Kathryn Bigelow on Twitter recently. The screenwriter of "" has offered an apology for Bigelow, claiming that he went "beyond douchiness into another more insensitive realm."

The Rolling Stones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Daft Punk Rumored to Play in Coachella 2013

December 19, 2012 02:16:40 GMT

Rumor has it, , , , and are among the bands set to play at Coachella 2013. According to an e-mail sent by music and concert event site, Songkick, to their subscribers, the said artists have a concert date for April 2013. This leads music fans to speculate that the date is for the grand music festival happening at Indio, California next spring.

Daft Punk Ferrari and Katy Perry's Cupcake Trampoline Fetch Thousands at Auction

April 21, 2011 21:02:00 GMT

Bosses at record company EMI raided their storage vaults and asked all artists to donate items for the 10-day eBay.com sale, which ended on Thursday.

Miley Cyrus Back to Music With Tour Plans

February 15, 2011 03:34:16 GMT

Teen superstar has confirmed she is set to step away from Hollywood to revive her music career. The "" star made her big screen debut away from the hit franchise in 2009's "", opposite her now ex-boyfriend .

Good Charlotte Want Daft Punk but Reject David Guetta

February 15, 2011 02:44:29 GMT

The stars of have passed up the opportunity to work with - because they want to stay true to their rock roots. The dance producer has been in talks with the "I Just Wanna Live" hitmakers about a collaboration, but they turned it down because they felt it wouldn't be their style.

Joe Jonas Inspired by Daft Punk in Upcoming Solo Album

January 19, 2011 08:01:26 GMT

When said in a previous interview that he's making dance track for his solo album, the 21-year-old singer actually refers to kind of music. The middle of spilled the beans when having a chat with MTV and producer Danja.

Daft Punk's 'Derezzed' Video Debuted, Featuring 'Tron Legacy' Scenes

October 27, 2010 06:36:39 GMT

The music created for "" has been revealed in a video which contains a lot of scenes from the upcoming movie. The score is called "Derezzed" and features no vocal, only electrifying beat which actually matches the movie footage fully loaded with special effects.

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