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Daft Punk Splitting Has the Internet Paying Homage to French Duo With Helmet Memes

Image credits: Daft Punk/Reddit/Twitter.

Image credits: Daft Punk/Reddit/Twitter.

Daft Punk, comprised of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, have had major success over the years, winning six Grammy Awards and launching international hits.

In 2017, former Indian cricketer went viral for advising people on bikes to "Wear Helmet at the back also." In 2021, Grammy-winning French duo, Daft Punk, known for their anonymous signature helmet looks, are breaking up.

The helmet-wearing French duo shared the news Monday in an 8-minute video called “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 major success over the years, winning six Grammy Awards and launching international hits with “One More Time,” “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “Get Lucky.”

Bangalter and de Homem-Christo met at a Paris school in 1987. Prior to Daft Punk, they formed an indie rock band named Darling.

They officially formed Daft Punk in 1993, and the helmeted, mute and mysterious musicians released their debut album, “Homework,” in 1997. They first found success with the international hit “Da Funk,” which topped the Billboard dance charts and earned them their first Grammy nomination. A second No. 1 hit and Grammy nomination followed with “Around the World.”

Daft Punk spent time touring around the world and reached greater 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 own hit “Stronger,” released in 2007. It won West the best rap solo performance Grammy at the 2008 show, where West and Daft Punk performed together onstage.

A year later, a live version of “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” won Daft Punk the best dance recording Grammy — their first win — and their “Alive 2007” album picked up best electronic/dance album.

But it was the 2014 Grammys where Daft Punk really took the spotlight, winning album of the year 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,” featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

As news of their split took over the Internet, people are sharing their goodbyes - with every meme possible of two helmets.

The group, known for performing while dressed as robots in metallic helmets, posted a video on YouTube entitled Epilogue, with an image that flashed on screen bearing the dates 1993-2021.

(With inputs from AFP)

first published:February 23, 2021, 11:55 IST
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