Random Access Memories becomes their first American #1 album, powered by the hit single "Get Lucky"
Compose film score for "Tron: Legacy" .
Release debut album Homework.
Release second album, Discovery.
Signed to Virgin Records.
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter met at the prestigious secondary school, Lycée Carnot.
Their first musical collaboration was a rock band, Darlin'. After a review called their music a "daft, punky thrash," they adopted the name Daft Punk.
The duo are never photographed without their iconic robot costumes, although occasional unauthorized photos of the two of them in civilian clothes show up online.
The first album by US dance act LCD Soundsystem includes the track "Daft Punk Are Playing At My House."
On "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and "The Tonight SHow Starring Jimmy Fallon," the host always quotes the Daft Punk hit "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" in an Auto-Tuned voice at the start of the recurring sketch "Audience Suggestion Box."