Daft Punk may have hung up their helmets for good, but it looks like that their fans just can’t get over the frenzy of their iconic music. According to Rolling Stone, fans of Daft Punk streamed the French electronic duo’s music by the millions on Monday after the group, who have pushed the boundaries of electronic music and repeatedly cast a gleeful, grooving spell on the world, announced that they were calling it quits after nearly 30 completing 30 years together.
Streams for Daft Punk’s catalog soared nearly 500% on Monday compared to Sunday, while song sales were up 1,335% and digital album sales were up 2,650%, according to Alpha Data, the data analytics provider that powers the Rolling Stone Charts. From the brilliant funk-house of their debut album Homework to the shimmering disco of their 2013 Grammy-winning Random Access Memories, fans had plenty to choose from.
Spotify reported a 242% increase in Daft Punk “discoveries” on Tuesday, with nearly half a million people (459,334) streaming Daft Punk for the first time that day. Pandora also reported a 1,546% increase in artist station adds.
Daft Punk, composed of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de-Homem Christo, announced on Monday that they were breaking up in an eight-minute-long video called “Epilogue,” in which the two robots walk into the desert where one of them gets blown up.
The internet was heartbroken at the split-up of the electronic duo who redefined electronic pop music. Besides their music, the Parisian duo is best known for its stellar visual identity. Some of their iconic songs include One More Time, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, and Get Lucky.
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