Grammys 2014: Daft Punk Gets ‘Lucky’ [Winners List]

Daft Punk, Nile Rogers and Pharrell Williams perform  onstage during the Grammy Awards Sunday night.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles and it was a night full of magical musical collaborations and memorable moments.

 

Hosted again by LL Cool J, the night started off with Music’s power couple Beyonce and hubby Jay Z with their hot duet of “Drunk in Love.”  Legendary band Chicago boogied with Robin Thicke with renditions of 1970 classic “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” before launching into Thicke’s hit, “Blurred Lines.”

 

Kendrick Lemar teamed up with Imagine Dragons with a showstopping performance of “Radioactive,” while P!nk, once again did a death-defying performance as she sang her song “Try” before teaming up with Fun.’s Nate Ruess for their hit song “Just Give Me A Reason.”  Nile Rogers, Pharrell Williams, and THE Stevie Wonder also took the stage together with Daft Punk (their only second live performance ever) for an amazing performance of “Get Lucky.”

 

One of the major moments of the night was when the two surviving Beatles members — Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr — reunited again on stage with a performance of “Queenie Eye.”  It would have been more memorable had they performed one or two classic Beatles songs into the mix.

 

Macklemore, Mary Lambert, Madonna, Ryan Lewis and Queen Latifah performed ‘Same Love’ after 33 couples wed on live TV at the Grammy Awards Sunday night.

But the greatest highlight of the night was the powerful performance of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, along with Mary Lambert, with their Marriage Equality Act song, “Same Love.”  As they performed, 33 couples – some straight and some gay– exchanged wedding vows with Queen Latifah chiming them in.  Madonna then joined in and sang “Open Your Heart” to the newlyweds.

 

Grammys also made a tribute (sort of) to performances on piano.  Hunter Hayes, John Legend, Paul McCartney, Carole King, Sara Bareilles and Taylor Swift all hid behind their big grand pianos.  The best one on the piano?  Swift with her head-banging rendition of “All Too Well.”

 

As for the winners, Daft Punk grabbed the top prize as their song “Get Lucky” was awarded Record of the Year and their album Random Access Memories was awarded Album of the Year.

 

Personally, I think it would have been a sweeter night had Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won the top prize after their memorable Grammy moment, and also because I think (and I have listened to all the albums nominated) they deserved the Grammy Awards more.  I can’t complain, because they won the coveted Best New Artist award and they also swept all the rap categories during the earlier Grammy Awards ceremony, which was not televised.  Their massive hit “Thrift Shop” took Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song, and their debut, “The Heist,” nabbed the trophy for Rap Album (Check out my Album Review for The Heist here).

 

Other notable winners were Lorde, who won Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her massive hit “Royals,” Bruno Mars (Best Pop Album for Unorthodox Jukebox), and newcomer Kacey Musgraves, who surprisingly went home a double winner, besting out other more established Country singers, as she won Best Country Song for “Merry Go Round” and Best Country Album for the disc that houses that song (Same Trailer Different Park).

 

Take a look at some of the top winners below:

 

Record of the Year
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers — WINNER
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked out of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell

 

Album of the Year
“The Blessed Unrest” — Sara Bareilles
“Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk — WINNER
“Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” — Kendrick Lamar
“The Heist” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Red” — Taylor Swift
Song of the Year
“Just Give Me a Reason” — P!nk featuring Nate Ruess
“Locked Out of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Royals” — Lorde — WINNER
“Same Love” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

 

Best New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

 

Best Pop Solo Performance
Sara Bareilles — “Brave”
Lorde — “Royals” — WINNER
Bruno Mars — “When I Was Your Man”
Katy Perry — “Roar”
Justin Timberlake — “Mirrors”

 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers — “Get Lucky” — WINNER
P!nk featuring Nate Ruess — “Just Give Me a Reason”
Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko — “Stay”
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell — “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake and Jay Z — “Suit & Tie”

 

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Herb Alpert — “Steppin’ Out” — WINNER
Boney James — “The Beat”
Earl Klugh — “Handpicked”
Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair and Richard Elliot — “Summer Horns”
Jeff Lorber Fusion — “Hacienda”

 

Best Pop Vocal Album
Lana Del Rey — “Paradise”
Lorde — “Pure Heroine”
Bruno Mars — “Unorthodox Jukebox” — WINNER
Robin Thicke — “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake — “The 20/20 Experience — The Complete Experience”

 

Best Dance Recording
“Need U (100%)” — Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E & MNEK
“Sweet Nothing” — Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
“Atmosphere” — Kaskade
“The is What it Feels Like” — Armin Van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie
“Clarity” — Zedd featuring Foxes — WINNER

 

Best Dance/Electronica Album
“Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk — WINNER
“Settle” — Disclosure
“18 Months” — Calvin Harris
“Atmosphere” — Kaskade
“A Color Map of the Sun” — Pretty Lights

 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
“Viva Duets” — Tony Bennett and various artists
“To Be Loved” — Michael Bublé — WINNER
“The Standards” — Gloria Estefan
“Cee Lo’s Magic Moment” — Cee Lo Green
“Now” — Dionne Warwick

 

Best Rock Performance 

Alabama Shakes — “Always Alright”
David Bowie — “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”
Imagine Dragons — “Radioactive” — WINNER
Led Zeppelin — “Kashmir”
Queens of the Stone Age — “My God is the Sun”
Jack White — “I’m Shakin’ ”

 

Best Metal Performance
Anthrax — “T.N.T.”
Black Sabbath — “God is Dead?” — WINNER
Dream Theater — “The Enemy Inside”
Killswitch Engage — “In Due Time”
Volbeat featuring King Diamond — “Room 24”

 

Best Rock Song
“Ain’t Messin’ ‘Round” — Gary Clark Jr.
“Cut Me Some Slack” — Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear — WINNER
“Doom and Gloom” — The Rolling Stones
“God Is Dead?” — Black Sabbath
“Panic Station” — Muse

 

Best Rock Album
Black Sabbath — “13”
David Bowie — “The Next Day”
Kings of Leon — “Mechanical Bull”
Led Zeppelin — “Celebration Day” — WINNER
Queens of the Stone Age — “… Like Clockwork”
Neil Young with Crazy Horse — “Psychedelic Pill”

Best Alternative Music Album
Neko Case — “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You”
The National — “Trouble Will Find Me”
Nine Inch Nails — “Hesitation Marks”
Tame Impala — “Lonerism”
Vampire Weekend — “Modern Vampires of the City” — WINNER

 

Best R&B Performance
Tamar Braxton — “Love and War”
Anthony Hamilton — “Best of Me”
Hiatus Kaiytoe featuring Q-Tip — “Nakamarra”
Miguel featuring Kendrick Lamar — “How Many Drinks?”
Snarky Puppy with Lala Hathaway — “Something” — WINNER

 

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Gary Clark Jr. — “Please Come Home” — WINNER
Fantasia — “Get It Right”
Maysa — “Quiet Fire”
Gregory Porter — “Hey Laura”
Ryan Shaw — “Yesterday”

 

Best R&B Song
“Best of Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Love and War” — Tamar Braxton
“Only One” — PJ Morton featuring Stevie Wonder
“Pusher Love Girl” — Justin Timberlake — WINNER
“Without Me” — Fantasia featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott

 

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Tamar Braxton — “Love and War”
Fantasia — “Side Effects of You”
Salaam Remi — “One: In the Chamber”
Rihanna — “Unapologetic” — WINNER
Mack Wilds — “New York: A Love Story”

 

Best R&B Album
Faith Evans — “R&B Divas”
Alicia Keys — “Girl on Fire” — WINNER
John Legend — “Love in the Future”
Chrisette Michele — “Better”
TGT — “Three Kings”

 

Best Rap Performance
Drake — “Started From the Bottom”
Eminem — “Berserk”
Jay Z — “Tom Ford”
Kendrick Lamar — “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz — “Thrift Shop” — WINNER

 

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
J. Cole  featuring Miguel — “Power Trip”
Jay Z featuring Beyoncé — “Part II (On the Run)”
Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake — “Holy Grail” — WINNER
Kendrick Lamar featuring Mary J. Blige — “Now or Never”
Wiz Khalifa featuring the Weeknd — “Remember You”

 

Best Rap Song
“F***in’ Problems” — A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
“New Slaves” — Kanye West
“Started From the Bottom” — Drake
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — WINNER

 

Best Rap Album
Drake — “Nothing Was the Same”
Jay Z — “Magna Carta … Holy Grail”
Kendrick Lamar — “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — “The Heist” — WINNER
Kanye West — “Yeezus”

 

Best Country Solo Performance
Lee Brice — “I Drive Your Truck”
Hunter Hayes — “I Want Crazy”
Miranda Lambert — “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Darius Rucker — “Wagon Wheel” — WINNER
Blake Shelton — “Mine Would Be You”

 

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Civil Wars — “From This Valley” — WINNER
Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill — “Don’t Rush”
Little Big Town — “Your Side of the Bed”
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban — “Highway Don’t Care”
Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton — “You Can’t Make Old Friends”

 

Best Country Song
“Begin Again” — Taylor Swift
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Merry Go ‘Round” — Kacey Musgraves — WINNER
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

 

Best Country Album
Jason Aldean — “Night Train”
Tim McGraw — “Two Lanes of Freedom”
Kacey Musgraves — “Same Trailer Different Park” — WINNER
Blake Shelton — “Based on a True Story”
Taylor Swift — “Red”

 

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical 

Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams — WINNER

 

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
“Django Unchained”
“The Great Gatsby” (deluxe edition)
“Les Miserables” (deluxe edition
“Muscle Shoals”
“Sound City: Real to Reel” — WINNER

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
“Argo”
“The Great Gatsby”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Skyfall” — WINNER
“Zero Dark Thirty”

 

Best Song Written for Visual Media
Coldplay — “Atlas” — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Jessie J — “Silver Lining” — “Silver Linings Playbook”
Adele — “Skyfall” — “Skyfall” — WINNER
Colbie Caillat featuring Gavin DeGraw — “We Both Know” — “Safe Haven”
Lana Del Rey — “Young and Beautiful” — “The Great Gatsby” (deluxe edition)
Regina Spektor — “You’ve Got Time” — “Orange is the New Black”

 

Best Music Video
Captial Cities — “Safe and Sound”
Jay Z — “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton — “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z — “Suit & Tie” — WINNER
Jack White — “I’m Shakin'”

 

Best Musical Film
Coldplay — “Live 2012”
Green Day — “¡Cuatro!”
Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite — “I’m in I’m Out and I’m Gone: The Making of Get Up!”
Paul McCartney — “Live Kisses” — WINNER
Mumford & Sons — “The Road to Red Rocks”

 

See the full list of winners at Grammy.com

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