1. Why Daft Punk Licensed Songs for $3,700 to Indie Drama 'Eden'

    November 10, 2014 3:54 PM EST The elusive duo believed in the film, which chronicles the rise of French house music. There's a moment early in Eden when a teenage Thomas Bangalter (played by  Vincent Lacoste ) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (played by  Arnaud Azoulay ), the music duo better known as Daft Punk ,…

  2. Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding Honored at BMI London Awards

    October 14, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Legendary lyricist Tim Rice was honored, Nile Rodgers took top prize and Ellie Goulding was a three-time winner at the BMI London Awards , held Monday night at London's Dorchester Hotel. The annual gala is held to honor the U.K./Euro/Caribbean songwriters, producers and publishers of…

  3. 'Eden' Circles Daft Punk's Success in New Film About Struggle in the 1990s French Touch Scene

    September 14, 2014 6:54 PM EDT Daft Punk figures prominently in the French film Eden , but if it were about the French robot duo it would probably be a much happier tale.  Instead, the story which captures the burgeoning French touch/French house movement of the 1990s, centers around a DJ named Paul and his 20-year…

  4. Coachella 2014: Arcade Fire Set Features 'Daft Punk' Surprise

    April 21, 2014 2:49 AM EDT Two robots in white join the night three headliners for the song "Get Lucky." Also: Beck makes an appearance. Coachella 2014 has featured a slew of unannounced guests over its two-weekend bow, but perhaps the biggest surprise of all came on Sunday night as Arcade Fire performed…

  5. GRAMMY Awards: Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk Earn Wins At Pop's Outer Edges

    January 27, 2014 2:15 AM EST The three artists that earned the four biggest wins of the 56th GRAMMY Awards -- Daft Punk, Lorde and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -- are not, first and foremost, "pop" artists. Daft Punk, which won album of the year for "Random Access Memories" and record of the year…

  6. GRAMMYs Predictions: Who Will & Should Win the 2014 Awards

    January 22, 2014 4:00 PM EST The GRAMMY Awards are just a few days away -- taking place this Sunday night (Jan. 26) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles -- which means it's time to at long last finalize our predictions for the top prizes. At Billboard.com, we obsess over guessing which artists will win the…

  7. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Album of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:25 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned album of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014. These five artistic statements are in the running for the album of the year honor at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). Jump To: Song of the Year |…

  8. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Record of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:20 PM EST A closer look at the songs that earned record of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards. These songs are all vying for record of the year at the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26, 2014). Jump To: Song of the Year | Album of the Year BILLBOARD GRAMMY® BEST NEW ARTIST NOMINEE…

  9. Top 20 Music Moments of 2013

    December 26, 2013 12:30 PM EST It was a year of blockbuster comebacks, surprise albums, game-changing moves in hip-hop, twerking teddy bears and tearful goodbyes of all kinds. For sure, 2013 kept us busy. These are the 20 biggest music moments in a 12 month span that was crammed with milestones. BEST OF 2013: Year-End…

  10. 20 Best Dance Music Albums of 2013: CODE Picks

    December 20, 2013 3:40 PM EST Dance music has typically been defined by the single, but in 2013, the electronic dance music album made a comeback with a vengeance. From chart-toppers to critical darlings to fan favorites, the longplayer is alive and well. Here are the 20 Best Albums (and a few outstanding EPs) as…

  11. 15 Best Albums of 2013: Critics' Picks

    December 19, 2013 1:41 PM EST From ultra-ambitious musical comebacks to hype-surviving debuts to a certain unexpected album released right before the end-of-year buzzer sounded, 2013 contained a beautifully diverse array of full-length statements. After many, many repeated listens, the Billboard staff voted…

  12. Daft Punk Play On As Miniature Action Figures

    July 09, 2013 2:41 AM EDT Daft Punk’s marketing machine has been in hyperdrive this year. There was the buzz-building SNL teaser, a launch party in a remote Australian town, and the robotic tandem stepped-out with their own stylized Formula One car in Monaco. Most conceivable angles have been covered in the quest to…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Kanye West Brings 'God' To Billboard Charts

    June 28, 2013 5:15 PM EDT A theological debate infuses the charts department this week. Meanwhile, Phillip Phillips, Pink and Plumb net more traditional chart honors One of the oddest discussions in memory took place among the members of the Billboard charts department this week. "Is God an artist?" Thanks…

  14. Daft Punk's Visual Evolution: Why 'Random Access Memories' May Not Require Music Videos

    May 21, 2013 12:49 PM EDT From iconic "Homework" clips to dialogue-free abstract films, check out this breakdown of Daft Punk's visual history. Not since pre-unveiled glory days of KISS back in the '70s has there been an artist in popular music that puts as much of an emphasis on visuals -- while…

  15. Romanthony, House Producer & 'One More Time' Singer, Reported Dead

    May 19, 2013 4:16 AM EDT Romanthony, an influential house producer and singer best known for performing the vocals on Daft Punk's single "One More Time," has been reported to have died earlier this month. The artist, born Anthony Moore, reportedly passed away at his home in Austin, Tex. on May 7. As…

  16. Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories': Track-By-Track Review

    May 13, 2013 6:43 PM EDT There's a point on "Doin' It Right," the penultimate track on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," where the album's utter lack of post-modern ambitions smacks the listener in the face. "Everybody will be dancing and be feeling all right!…

  17. Daft Punk Reveal 'Random Access Memories' Vinyl: Video and Photos

    May 13, 2013 9:56 AM EDT With the release of Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" only a week-and-change away (May 21 on Columbia), the pioneering dance duo are pulling the shrink-wrap off the set with a new video giving fans a first look at the album's vinyl packaging. Set in what resembles a…

  18. Daft Punk: How the Pioneering Dance Duo Conjured 'Random Access Memories'

    May 10, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Shrouded in calculated mystery and unveiled gradually via traditional media, the act's first album in eight years is a bold, high-end effort to make everything old new again It started with a Facebook post: Two helmets, one gold and one silver, halved and fused down the center, set…

  19. Daft Punk on EDM Producers: 'They’re Missing the Tools'

    May 06, 2013 1:37 PM EDT Daft’s Thomas Bangalter explains why no laptops were used in the making of “Random Access Memories.” CODE’s Kerri Mason had the rare chance to speak with Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter last week for an extended feature in this week’s issue of Billboard. The conversation was so rich…

  20. Après-Coachella: The Festas Beyond the Festival

    April 15, 2013 2:34 PM EDT Daft Punk makes the extra-party scene and nobody notices. As with all great leisure activities, music festivals in America have become more about what surrounds them than the actual shows. Coachella turned this corner cautiously a few years ago, and now there is no shame in saying “I’m…

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