Daft Punk is a well-known electronic music duo from France. The duo includes Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. They formed Daft Punk in 1993. They achieved fame in the 1990s and have released four studio albums. They have also released 22 singles and have won many awards in their career. Daft Punk’s single entitled “Get Lucky” became an international hit.
In 1987, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter met each other when in Lycée Carnot, Paris. Following that, they began to record demo tapes.
In 1992, they teamed up with Laurent Brancowitz to form the guitar-based group ‘Darlin’’. They branded themselves as ‘The Beach Boys.’ They were later invited to stage shows in the UK. The group got soon disbanded, and following that, Brancowitz exited from the duo.
Both Homem-Christo and Bangalter has also released solo singles and albums. They were influenced by music from various sources. They are noted for their visual components, which are associated with musical productions.
Over time, Daft Punk has changed on many occasions. The duo has never revealed their faces to the public.
In January 1997, Daft Punk released their debut studio album called ‘Homework.’ It peaked at No. 3 in France and went on to sell over 2 million records worldwide. In March 2001, the duo released their second studio album entitled ‘Discovery.’ This, too, became a multiple-platinum certified album.
Their third album ‘Human After All’ was released in March 2005. It became a No. 1 album in the US Dance charts. In May 2013, they released ‘Random Access Memories.’ This became a #1 album in many countries, including Belgium, Austria, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, USA, and the UK.
Daft Punk has also released two live albums called ‘Alive 1997’ and ‘Alive 2007’. Their soundtrack album ‘Tron: Legacy’ came out in December 2010.
The duo has released three remix albums ‘Daft Club’, ‘Human After All: Remixes,’ and ‘Tron: Legacy Reconfigured.’ They have also released two video albums and one compilation album.
They have released many hit singles like “Da Funk,” “Indo Silver Club,” “Around the World,” “One More Time,” “Face to Face,” “Harder, Faster, Better, Stronger,” “Derezzed,” “Get Lucky,” “Lose Yourself to Dance,” and “Give Life Back to Music.”
They have appeared as a featured artist for The Weeknd’s “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming.” The duo has also released 18 music videos.
Awards & Achievements
In 2013, Daft Punk was nominated for the American Music Awards. They won the Austin Film Critics Association Award in 2010. They have won two Billboard Music Awards and have won six Grammy Awards out of 12 nominations. In 2014, the duo won the BRIT Awards. They are the winner of six International Dance Music Awards out of 13 nominations. In 2014, they won the NRJ Music Awards.
Net Worth of Daft Punk
As of April 2020, Daft Punk has an estimated net worth of more than $140 million. This is the combined net worth of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo’s $70 million and another $70 million of Thomas Bangalter. The primary source of this wealth is through the sales of their albums. They have released many platinum-certified albums and singles. Part of their wealth also comes by appearing in the media. Their mainstream success happened by releasing their first album.
Daft Punk is considered one of the most popular electronic music duos in the world. They have a global fan base and found considerable success by releasing their albums. They have won many accolades, and their music comprises of rock, disco, funk, and techno. They have been active in their career for over two decades and have attained global recognition.