PARIS (AP) — They're helmeted, mute and mysterious, and they're suddenly the pride of France.
Duo Daft Punk is doing something no other French music group has ever done: Bringing home five Grammy Awards.
Congratulations poured in Monday from French media, tweeters and bloggers — and the U.S. Embassy in Paris.
The multiple wins for the electronic music pioneers Sunday night were a rare bit of welcome good news in France amid bleak reports on unemployment (stuck around 11 percent) and the president's personal life (complicated).
The men behind the masks, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, kept their French accents carefully concealed at the Grammies. The two, who only appear in public behind helmets, left it to Pharrell Williams to accept their awards.