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Daft Punk Announces Their Split After 28 Years

Nominee For Best Album Of The Year "Random Access Memories" Daft Punk arrive on the red carpet for the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, January 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO ROBYN BECK (Photo by ROBYN BECK / AFP)
February 23, 2021
The French electronic music duo's publicist confirmed the news, after a cryptic video was released

French electronic music stars Daft Punk have split up, their publicist confirmed on Monday, ending one of the era's defining dance floor acts.

The duo released a video titled Epilogue in which one of the robot duo is blown up in the desert, followed by a cutaway reading "1993-2021".

Their publicist, Kathryn Frazier, confirmed the news to AFP by email.

Daft Punk—real names Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo—launched themselves on to the world with the album Homework in 1997 and quickly established an iconic look with their ever-present robot helmets.

Their early singles Around the World and Da Funk became club fixtures, and they followed up with an even more successful album, Discovery in 2001, which spawned the hits One More Time and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.

Their 2013 single Get Lucky featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers was their biggest hit of all, selling millions of copies around the world and winning them two Grammys, which came with two more for the album Random Access Memories.

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