Daft Punk (French electronic music duo)

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Daft Punk (French pronunciation: ​[daft pœŋk]) were a French electronic music duo formed in 1993 in Paris by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. Often considered one of the most influential acts in dance music history, they achieved popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement. They also had success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, techno, disco, indie rock and pop.

After Bangalter and Homem-Christo's indie rock band Darlin' disbanded, they began experimenting with drum machines, synthesisers and the talk box. Their debut studio album Homework was released by Virgin Records in 1997 to positive reviews, backed by singles "Around the World" and "Da Funk". From 1999, they assumed robot personas with helmets, outfits and gloves for public appearances to preserve their identities; they made few media appearances. They were managed from 1996 to 2008 by Pedro Winter, the head of Ed Banger Records.

Daft Punk's second album, Discovery (2001), had further success, supported by hit singles "One More Time", "Digital Love" and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger". The album became the basis for an animated film, Interstella 5555, produced by Japanese animator Leiji Matsumoto. Daft Punk's third album, Human After All (2005), received mixed reviews, though the singles "Robot Rock" and "Technologic" achieved success in the United Kingdom. The duo directed their first film, Electroma, an avant-garde science fiction film, in 2006. They toured throughout 2006 and 2007 and released the live album Alive 2007, which won a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album; the tour is credited for popularising dance music in North America. Daft Punk composed the score for the 2010 film Tron: Legacy.

In 2013, Daft Punk left Virgin for Columbia Records and released their fourth album, Random Access Memories, to acclaim; lead single "Get Lucky" reached the top 10 in the charts of 32 countries. Random Access Memories won five Grammy Awards in 2014, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for "Get Lucky". In 2016, Daft Punk gained their only number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Starboy", a collaboration with the Weeknd. Rolling Stone ranked them No. 12 on its list of the 20 Greatest Duos of All Time. They announced their split in 2021.

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1997HomeworkDaft Punk4.3516
2001DiscoveryDaft Punk4.3514
2005Human After AllDaft Punk3.3512
2013Random Access MemoriesDaft Punk416

Album + Compilation

1999D.A.F.T. : A Story About Dogs, Androids, Firemen And TomatoesDaft Punk1
2006Musique, Volume 1: 1993–2005Daft Punk47
2020Deep CutsDaft Punk1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

2002Decks n' Drums n' 909Daft Punk3

Album + Live

2001Alive 1997Daft Punk4.354
2007Alive 2007Daft Punk4.657
2009Alive 2007 / Alive 1997Daft Punk52

Album + Remix

2003Daft ClubDaft Punk36
2006Human After All: RemixesDaft Punk4

Album + Soundtrack + Remix

2011TRON: Legacy R3C0NF1GUR3DDaft Punk4.654

Album + Soundtrack

2010TRON: LegacyDaft Punk4.219


1994The New WaveDaft Punk43
1995Da FunkDaft Punk6
1996Indo Silver ClubDaft Punk1
1996Around the WorldDaft Punk417
1997Burnin'Daft Punk5
1997AssaultDaft Punk1
1998Revolution 909Daft Punk3
2000One More TimeDaft Punk4
2001AerodynamicDaft Punk5
2001Digital LoveDaft Punk5
2001Harder, Better, Faster, StrongerDaft Punk517
2003Something About Us: Love Theme From Interstella 5555Daft Punk6
2005Robot RockDaft Punk6
2005TechnologicDaft Punk9
2005Human After AllDaft Punk23
2006Prime Time of Your LifeDaft Punk52
2013Random Access Memories (Vanderway Edit)Daft Punk1
2013Get LuckyDaft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams55
2016I Gotta Try You Girl (Daft Punk Edit)Junior Kimbrough + Daft Punk1
2016StarboyThe Weeknd ft. Daft Punk1
2016I Feel It ComingThe Weeknd ft. Daft Punk1

Single + Remix

2001Aerodynamic (Slum Village remix)Daft Punk1
2003Breathe / One More Time (Remixes)Blu Cantrell / Daft Punk1
2013Get Lucky (Daft Punk remix)Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams2
2016Starboy (Kygo remix)The Weeknd & Daft Punk1

Single + Soundtrack

2010DerezzedDaft Punk1
2011TranslucenceDaft Punk1

EP + Soundtrack

2011TRON: Legacy Collector’s Digital EPDaft Punk1

Unspecified type

1995Musique / L'Ombelico Del Mondo / Make It FunkyDaft Punk, Jovanotti & Bop To The Trax1

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