Daft Punk Wins Big at 2014 Grammy Awards

Daft Punk scooped Best Song and Best Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards last night.

The French duo took him Best Album for ‘Random Access Memories’ and both Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo or Group performance for their collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, ‘Get Lucky’.

The duo – Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, clad in their trademark robot suits – didn’t speak as they accepted their trophies, but Pharrell gave thanks on their behalf while collecting Record of the Year.

He said: “I supposed the robots would like to thank … you know, honestly, I bet France is really proud of these guys right now.”

Lorde took home the third big prize of the night, winning Song of the Year, for her debut single and breakthrough hit, ‘Royals’.

Accepting the trophy she paid tribute to co-writer Joel Little, adding: “Thank you to everyone who has let the song explode, because it’s been mental.”

Hip-hop duo Macklemore & Lewis also had a great night, taking home four of the seven awards they were nominated for: Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for their track ‘Thrift Shop’.

The duo also gave an ambitious performance of their track ‘Same Love’ which saw Queen Latifah officiated over the wedding of over 30 couples, both gay and straight.

Other performances at the Staples Center in Los Angeles included Beyonce and Jay Z, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Lorde, Chicago with Robin Thicke and The Beatles’ Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who appeared onstage together to perform Paul’s song ‘Queenie Eye’.

2014 Grammy Awards, list of main winners:

Album of the Year
Daft Punk, ‘Random Access Memories’

Record of the Year
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell, ‘Get Lucky’

Song of the Year
Lorde, ‘Royals’

Best New Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Pop Vocal Album
Bruno Mars, ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’

Best Pop Solo Performance
Lorde, ‘Royals’

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell, ‘Get Lucky’

Best Rock Song
Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear, ‘Cut Me Some Slack’

Best Rock Performance
Imagine Dragons, ‘Radioactive’

Best Country Album
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Same Trailer Different Park’

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake, ‘Holy Grail’

Best Metal Performance
Black Sabbath, ‘God Is Dead?’

Best Alternative Music Album
Vampire Weekend, ‘Modern Vampires of the City’

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Daft Punk, ‘Random Access Memories’

Best R&B Performance
Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway, ‘Something’

Best R&B Album
Alicia Keys, ‘Girl on Fire’

Best R&B Song
Justin Timberlake, ‘Pusher Love Girl’

Best Rap Performance
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, ‘Thrift Shop’

Best Rap Album
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, ‘The Heist’

Best Rap Song
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, ‘Thrift Shop’

Best Dance Recording
Zedd feat. Foxes, ‘Clarity’

Best Country Solo Performance
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’


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