Grammy-winning duo Daft Punk break up after 28 years

Grammy-winning electronic music pioneers Daft Punk have announced that they are breaking up after 28 years.

Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, from Daft Punk, pose for a portrait in Los Angeles in this April 17, 2013 photo. (Photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

The helmet-wearing French duo shared the news Monday in an 8-minute video called Epilogue

Daft Punk, comprised of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, have had major success over the years, winning six Grammy Awards and launching international hits.

Bangalter and de Homem-Christo met at a Paris school in 1987. Prior to Daft Punk, they formed an indie rock band named Darling.

They officially formed Daft Punk in 1993, and the helmeted, mute and mysterious musicians released their debut album, Homework, in 1997.

Daft Punk spent time touring around the world and reached greater heights with their sophomore album, 2001′s Discovery. It included the infectious smash One More Time and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger which Kanye West famously flipped into his own hit Stronger, released in 2007. It won West the best rap solo performance Grammy at the 2008 show, where West and Daft Punk performed together onstage.

But it was the 2014 Grammys where Daft Punk really took the spotlight, winning album of the year for Random Access Memories and making history as the first electronic act to win the highest honour at the Grammys. The duo won four awards that night, including record of the year for their bombshell hit Get Lucky, featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

–AP