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At Grammys, Daft Punk dominates with 4 big wins

REUTERS - Pharrell Williams accepts the award for record of the year for Daft Punk for 'Get Lucky' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Pharrell Williams accepts the award for record of the year for Daft Punk for 'Get Lucky' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Beyonce and Jay-Z perform 'Drunk In Love' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Beyonce and Jay-Z perform 'Drunk In Love' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Taylor Swift performs 'All Too Well' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Taylor Swift performs 'All Too Well' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Pink performs 'Try' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Pink performs 'Try' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Katy Perry performs 'Dark Horse' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Katy Perry performs 'Dark Horse' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP - James Hetfield of Metallica performs 'One' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Matt Sayles/Invision/AP</em></div>James Hetfield of Metallica performs 'One' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP - Lang Lang performs on stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Matt Sayles/Invision/AP</em></div>Lang Lang performs on stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
AFP/Getty Images - Grammy winner Pharrell Williams performs with Stevie Wonder and Nile Rodgers on stage during the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AFP/Getty Images</em></div>Grammy winner Pharrell Williams performs with Stevie Wonder  and Nile Rodgers on stage during the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on  Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Carole King performs with Sara Bareilles at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Carole King performs with Sara Bareilles at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Macklemore performs 'Same Love' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Macklemore performs 'Same Love' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Country singer Kacey Musgraves poses backstage with her awards for Best Country Song for 'Merry Go 'Round' and Best Country Album for 'Same Trailer Different Park' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Country singer Kacey Musgraves poses backstage with her awards for Best Country Song for 'Merry Go 'Round' and Best Country Album for 'Same Trailer Different Park' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Lorde accepts the award for Song of the Year for 'Royals' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Lorde accepts the award for Song of the Year for 'Royals' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Presenter Marc Anthony hands a Grammy award to Bruno Mars after he won for Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Unorthodox Jukebox' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Presenter Marc Anthony hands a Grammy award to Bruno Mars after he won for Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Unorthodox Jukebox' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr take their bow after performing at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr take their bow after performing at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Musicians Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath pose with their award for Best Metal Performance for 'God is Dead?' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Musicians Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath pose with their award for Best Metal Performance for 'God is Dead?' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Kacey Musgraves performs 'Follow Your Arrow' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Kacey Musgraves performs 'Follow Your Arrow' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Kendrick Lamar and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons perform 'Radioactive' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Kendrick Lamar and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons perform  'Radioactive' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Jay-Z accepts the award for Best Rap Song for 'Holy Grail' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Jay-Z accepts the award for Best Rap Song for 'Holy Grail' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Ringo Starr performs 'Photograph' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Ringo Starr performs 'Photograph' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney accept the award for Best Rock Song for 'Cut Me Some Slack' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney accept the award for Best Rock Song for 'Cut Me Some Slack' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Robert Lamm of Chicago performs a medley of the band's hits with Robin Thicke at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Robert Lamm of Chicago performs a medley of the band's hits with Robin Thicke at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Macklemore, Mary Lambert, Madonna, Ryan Lewis and Queen Latifah perform 'Same Love' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Macklemore, Mary Lambert, Madonna, Ryan Lewis and Queen Latifah perform 'Same Love' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Producer Paul Williams accepts the award for Album of the year for Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' as Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams applaud at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Producer Paul Williams accepts the award for Album of the year for Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' as Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams applaud at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP - Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong perform 'When Will I be Loved' on stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Matt Sayles/Invision/AP</em></div>Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong perform 'When Will I be Loved' on stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
REUTERS - Mercer native Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails performs 'Copy of an A' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Mercer native Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails performs 'Copy of an A' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
REUTERS - Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age performs 'My God Is the Sun' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age performs 'My God Is the Sun' at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
Getty Images - Singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper, winner of the Best Musical Theater Album award for 'Kinky Boots', poses in the press room during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014 in Los Angeles.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>Singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper, winner of the Best Musical Theater Album award for 'Kinky Boots', poses in the press room during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014 in Los Angeles.
Getty Images for Pepsi - NFL Legend Mike Ditka, along with music and football friends, answered the question 'What If Pepsi brought halftime to the GRAMMY Awards?' through a 2.5-minute intermission ad Jan. 27, 2014 in Los Angeles.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images for Pepsi</em></div>NFL Legend Mike Ditka, along with music and football friends, answered the question 'What If Pepsi brought halftime to the GRAMMY Awards?' through a 2.5-minute intermission ad Jan. 27, 2014 in Los Angeles.
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP - Audience members participate in a wedding during a performance of 'Same Love' by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Matt Sayles/Invision/AP</em></div>Audience members participate in a wedding during a performance of 'Same Love' by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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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.

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.

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

Comedy album: “Calm Down Gurrl,” Kathy Griffin.

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By The Associated Press
Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, 12:17 a.m.
 

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

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 sports helmets in public, won four awards, as did Pharrell Williams and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

“Well, I suppose the robots would like to thank....” joked Williams, who also won non-classical producer of the year. “You know honestly, I bet, France is really proud of these guys right now.”

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 record 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.

“Wow, we're here on the stage right now,” said Macklemore, thanking fans first, then his fiancee and team. “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 then grinded in a revealing black outfit. Jay Z emerged in a fitted suit to rap his verse, and the couple — parents of little Blue Ivy — 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. Thicke finished the performance singing on the floor.

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 is 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.

Macklemore & Lewis' wins, which include best rap song and rap performance for “Thrift Shop,” come after the Grammy rap committee almost ousted the group from its categories. A source told The Associated Press that the rap committee rejected the duo, but that was later overruled by the general Grammy committee. The rap committee felt Macklemore & Lewis should qualify for the pop awards instead because of their massive success on Top 40 radio. The source, who attended the general Grammy meeting, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the meeting was private.

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 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.”

“I want to thank God — I mean a little bit for this award — but mostly for all the universe for conspiring and putting that beautiful light of a young lady in my life,” Jay Z said, looking at Beyonce. “I want to tell Blue that, look, 'Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you.'”

Jay Z, keeping up the decade-long Grammy tradition of rappers leading in nominations, was the night's front-runner with nine.

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. Mars' father attended the awards show.

Paul McCartney, engineer Bob Ludwig and gospel singer Tye Tribett were double winners. Imagine Dragons and Rihanna also picked up trophies.

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