Daft Punk Receives Wall Street Journal’s ‘Innovator of the Year’ Award


It’s been a whirlwind year for Daft Punk so far, hitting another high note as the Wall Street Journal has awarded the French duo with the ‘Innovator of the Year Award’ for entertainment. Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are to appear on the WSJ cover along with supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, to follow-up to their Vouge appearance with Karlie Kloss in August. Daft Punk’s fourth studio album Random Access Memories has been immensely successful, debuting at number 1 in the US, France, and the UK in addition to going platinum in over 6 countries worldwide.

The Wall Street Journal explains:

Ever since their 1997 debut, Homework, Daft Punk’s been at the vanguard of electronic music, creating one sample-jacking, endorphin-morphing hit after another. And the group’s ultra rare, mega-elaborate live shows helped set the standard for today’s lucrative, spectacle-driven electronic-dance music festivals.

This award highlights the history and unique creative process that has earned Daft Punk respect of fans and fellow producers worldwide. Be sure to check out the Wall Street Journal article in full to commemorate this fantastic achievement!

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