Homework is the debut studio album by French electronic music duo Daft
Punk (Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo pictured in
2010), released in January 1997 on Virgin Records. Homework's success
brought worldwide attention to French house music. According to The
Village Voice, the album revived house music and departed from the
Eurodance formula. The duo produced the tracks without plans to release
an album. After working on projects that were intended to be separate
singles over five months, they considered the material good enough for
an album. Homework charted in 14 different countries, peaking at number
150 on the United States Billboard 200 and at number 8 on the UK Albums
Chart. By February 2001, the album had sold more than two million
copies worldwide and received several gold and platinum certifications.
Overall Homework received positive critical response. The album features
singles that had significant impact in the French house and global dance
music scenes. These include the US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play number-
one singles "Da Funk" and "Around the World", the latter of which
reached number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homework_(Daft_Punk_album)>
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