January 27

Daft Punk dominates Grammys with big wins

Lorde’s ‘Royals’ is Song of the Year and Kacey Musgrave ousts Taylor Swift in two categories.

By Mesfin Fekadu
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Daft Punk’s electronic-funk grooves have won big at the Grammys.

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Pharrell Williams performs with Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Lorde, left, and Joel Little accept the award for Song of the Year for “Royals” at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. The song also won Best Pop Solo Performance.

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GRAMMY WINNERS

Album of the year: "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk.

Record of the year: "Get Lucky," Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

Song of the year: "Royals," Lorde.

New artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Pop solo performance: "Royals," Lorde.

Pop vocal album: "Unorthodox Jukebox," Bruno Mars

Pop/duo group performance: "Get Lucky," Daft Punk with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.

Rap/sung collaboration: "Holy Grail," Jay Z with Justin Timberlake.

Rock song: "Cut Me Some Slack," Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.

Country album: "Same Trailer Different Park," Kacey Musgraves.

Traditional pop vocal album: "To Be Loved," Michael Buble.

Rap performance: "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

Rap song: "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

Rap album: "The Heist," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

R&B performance: "Something," Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway.

Traditional R&B performance: "Please Come Home," Gary Clark Jr.

R&B song: "Pusher Love Girl," James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley and Justin Timberlake.

R&B album: "Girl on Fire," Alicia Keys.

Urban contemporary album: "Unapologetic," Rihanna.

Rock performance: "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons.

Rock album: "Celebration Day," Led Zeppelin.

Hard rock/metal performance: "God is Dead," Black Sabbath.

Alternative music album: "Modern Vampires of the City," Vampire Weekend.

Dance recording: "Clarity," Zedd featuring Foxes.

Dance/electronica album: "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk.

Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams.

Latin pop album: "Vida," Draco Rosa

Latin rock, urban or alternative album: "Treinta Dias," La Santa Cecilia.

Latin jazz album: "Song for Maura," Paquito D'Rivera and Trio Corrente.

Tropical Latin album: "Pacific Mambo Orchestra," Pacific Mambo Orchestra.

Country solo performance: "Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker.

Country duo/group performance: "From This Valley," The Civil Wars.

Country song: "Merry Go 'Round," Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourne.

Gospel song: "If He Did It Before ... Same God (Live)," Tye Tribbett

Gospel album: "Greater Than (Live)," Tye Tribbett.

Blues album: "Get Up!," Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite.

Folk album: "My Favorite Picture of You," Guy Clark.

Americana album: "Old Yellow Moon," Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.

Bluegrass album: "The Streets of Baltimore," Del McCoury Band.

Reggae album: "Ziggy Marley in Concert," Ziggy Marley.

World music album: "Live: Singing for Peace Around the World," Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and "Savor Flamenco," Gypsy Kings (tie).

Children's album: "Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well," Jennifer Gasoi.

Spoken word album: "America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't," Stephen Colbert.

Comedy album: "Calm Down Gurrl," Kathy Griffin.

New age album: "Love's River," Laura Sullivan.

Jazz vocal album: "Liquid Spirit," Gregory Porter.

Jazz instrumental album: "Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue," Terri Lyne Carrington.

Large jazz ensemble album: "Night in Calisia," Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio and Kalisz Philharmonic.

Pop instrumental album: "Steppin' Out," Herb Alpert.

Compilation soundtrack album: "Sound City: Real to Reel," Dave Grohl and various artists, Butch Vig.

Score soundtrack album: "Skyfall," Thomas Newman, composer.

Song written for visual media: "Skyfall," Adele and Paul Epworth.

Musical theater album: "Kinky Boots," Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Sammy James Jr., Stephen Oremus and William Wittman.

Producer of the year, classical: David Frost.

Instrumental composition: "Pensamientos for Solo Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orechestra," Clare Fischer.

Orchestral performance: "Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4," Osmo Vanska, conductor.

Opera recording: "Ades: The Tempest," Thomas Ades, Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna, Alan Oke, Jay David Saks.

Choral performance: "Part: Adam's Lament," Tonu Kaljuste, conductor.

Short-form music video: "Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z, David Fincher, Timory King.

Long-form music video: "Live Kisses," Paul McCartney, Jonas Akerlund, Violaine Etienne, Aron Levin and Scott Rodger.

Historical album: "The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums" of Bill Withers, Leo Sacks, Joseph M. Palmaccio, Tom Ruff and Mark Wilder, and "Charlie is My Darling," Teri Landi, Andrew Loog Oldham, Steve Rosenthal and Bob Ludwig.

The French electronic duo’s “Random Access Memories” won Album of the Year and their infectious hit, “Get Lucky,” won Record of the Year at the awards show. The song features Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

Daft Punk, who wear helmets in public, won four awards, as did Pharrell Williams and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Daft Punk also picked up honors for Best Dance/Electronica Album for “Random Access Memories” and pop duo/group performance for “Get Lucky,” which earned Williams a trophy. Williams had seven nods, but competed with himself and could only take home four awards, which he did.

While the men dominated, Lorde was the princess of the Grammys: Her hit “Royals” won Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

“Thank you everyone who has let this song explode, because it’s been mental,” she said.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won Best New Artist and Rap Album for “The Heist,” beating efforts from Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West and Drake.

Macklemore said, “I want to say we made this album without a record label, we made it independently and we appreciate all the support.”

The duo performed the gay-acceptance hit “Same Love,” and 33 couples – some same-sex – got married in the middle in the performance as Queen Latifah officiated. Madonna joined in, wearing an all-white suit and hat, and sang “Open Your Heart” and some of “Same Love” with Mary Lambert. Keith Urban cried and Katy Perry caught a bouquet during the performance.

Beyonce kicked off the Grammys with a steamy and smoky performance of “Drunk In Love.” She started on a chair and grinded in a revealing black outfit. Jay Z emerged in a fitted suit to rap his verse, and the couple held hands and danced together.

Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar collaborated onstage to create an electrifying performance, as the acts sported all-white and went from rap song to rock song.

Robin Thicke performed with Chicago, singing the group’s hit songs before going into “Blurred Lines,” which energized the crowd.

Perry sang “Dark Horse” in an eerie forest with fire that mirrored the song’s vibe, and John Legend and Taylor Swift – who whipped her head and hair back and forth – played pianos during their slow songs.

Pink twirled in the air in her signature Cirque du Soleil form.

Swift, who was nominated for Album of the Year, lost Best Country Album in a surprise upset to rising singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves.

“Oh my goodness. Oh my God. I can’t even. I can’t even,” said a teary-eyed but happy Musgraves, whose “Same Trailer Different Park” won the honor. “I got to make a record that I poured myself into and I’m so proud of.”

The singer also beat Swift for Best Country Song and was nominated for New Artist.

Justin Timberlake, who wasn’t up for any of the major awards, won three trophies, including Best R&B Song for “Pusher Love Girl” and Best Music Video for “Suit & Tie,” which also earned Jay Z a Grammy.

Jay Z and Timberlake also won best rap/sung collaboration for “Holy Grail.”

Bruno Mars won Best Pop Vocal Album with his sophomore release, “Unorthodox Jukebox.”

“Ma, I know you’re watching. I hope you’re smiling. I love you very much,” said Mars, remembering his mother, who passed away last year.

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Kacey Musgraves accepts the award for Best Country Album.

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Paul McCartney, left, and Ringo Starr take a bow after performing together in the Grammy Awards show.

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Taylor Swift performs “All of Me.”

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Pharrell Williams, second from left, and Daft Punk accept the award for Record of the Year.

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Beyonce, foreground, and Jay-Z perform "Drunk in Love."

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Pharrell Williams, left, presents the award to Thomas Bangalter, second from left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk, and Nile Rodgers for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Get Lucky."



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