Daft Punk’s career bridges generations of dance culture, but up until now the French duo had left an important milestone unturned. Owing to the mainstream acclaim of their collaboration with The Weeknd, “Starboy,” they cant now boast that one of their songs has hit #1 on the Billboard charts.
“Starboy” had debuted on the Billboard 200, and after 14 weeks the song has finally climbed to the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Daft Punk’s first single to enter the chart was “Around The World,” which reached #61 in 1997, whereas The Weeknd has already had two other tracks reach #1.
The electronic music community found itself divided on “Starboy.” While some argued that the song lacked a depth of concept typical to Daft Punk’s releases, others pointed out that it was among the most cleanly produced, mixed and mastered pieces of music to reach the airwaves in 2016.
Rumors still abound in regards to the prospect of a Daft Punk tour in 2017, and the duo has not made any statements one way or the other. Meanwhile, their long-awaited follow up to 2013’s Random Access Memories is predictably behind schedule as well.
Source: Your EDM