Grammy Awards 2014: Daft Punk Wins Album of the Year as Full Winner List Is Revealed
The complete winner list at the 56th annual Grammy Awards has been revealed. At the Sunday, January 26 event which was hosted by LL Cool J, Daft Punk took home the prestigious title of Album of the Year with their work "Random Access Memories". The French duo defeated other strong contenders such as Sara Bareilles' "The Blessed Unrest", Kendrick Lamar's "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City", Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" as well as Taylor Swift's "Red".
Daft Punk received multiple awards that night, which included Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Get Lucky" as well as Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album for "Random Access Memories". The robot-masked duo did not say anything when receiving their trophies on stage, but Pharrell Williams spoke for them. "I bet France is really proud of these guys right now," he said while on stage receiving record of the year.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were also big winners. They took home trophies in the categories of best new artist as well as best rap album, song and performance. Justin Timberlake won three awards, while Lorde nabbed two. She won in the category of Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
In addition to performing with Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney took home two trophies. He won Best Music Film and Best Rock Song for "Cut Me Some Slack".
Below are the winners of major categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards. The full winner list can be seen on the Grammy official site.
- Record of the Year: "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
- Album of the Year: "Random Access Memories" - Daft Punk
- Song of the Year: "Royals" - Lorde
- Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- Best Pop Solo Performance: Lorde - "Royals"
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk
- Best Pop Vocal Album: "Unorthodox Jukebox" - Bruno Mars
- Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "To Be Loved" - Michael Buble
- Best Dance/Electronica Album: "Random Access Memories" - Daft Punk
- Best Dance Recording: "Clarity" - Zedd featuring Foxes
- Best Rock Performance: Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive"
- Best Rock Song: "Cut me Some Slack" - Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear
- Best Rock Album: "Celebration Day" - Led Zeppelin
- Best Alternative Music Album: "Modern Vampires of the City" - Vampire Weekend
- Best R&B Album: "Girl On Fire" - Alicia Keys
- Best R&B Song: "Pusher Love Girl" - Justin Timberlake
- Best R&B Performance: "Something" - Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway
- Best Traditional R&B Performance: "Please Come Home" - Gary Clark Jr.
- Best Urban Contemporary Album: "Unapologetic" - Rihanna
- Best Rap Album: "The Heist" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- Best Rap Song: "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
- Best Rap Performance: "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
- Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Holy Grail" - Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake
- Best country Solo Performance: Darius Rucker - "Wagon Wheel"
- Best country Duo/Group Performance: "From This Valley" - The Civil Wars
- Best Country Song: "Merry Go 'Round" - Kacey Musgraves
- Best Country Album: "Same Trailer Different Park" - Kacey Musgraves
- Best World Music Album: "Savor Flamenco" - Gipsy Kings and "Live: Singing for Peace Around the World" - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
- Best Comedy Album: "Calm Down Gurrl" - Kathy Griffin
- Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: "Skyfall" - Thomas Newman
- Best Song Written for Visual Media: "Skyfall" (From "Skyfall") - Adele
- Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Pharrell Williams
- Best Music Video: "Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z
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