Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Rule Grammys
January 26, 2014


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had a huge night at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, as the Seattle duo took home trophies for Best New Artist; Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for "Thrift Shop;" and Best Rap Album for The Heist. On top of hauling home all of that hardware, the pair also performed the song "Same Love" as 33 couples, both same-sex and heterosexual, got married on the air in a show of solidarity and equality. Queen Latifah was on hand to officiate the nuptials, just before Madonna emerged wearing a white suit and began singing her lyrics to "Open Your Heart" to the tune of "Same Love."

Daft Punk also had a stroke of luck at the Grammys, winning the coveted Album of the Year award and Best Dance/Electronica Album for Random Access Memories, not to mention Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Get Lucky." The pair also put on a Funk-filled performance of their winning song along with Pharrell Williams, Nile Rogers and Stevie Wonder that seemed to have the whole audience on their feet and dancing. Pharrell Williams also won for Producer of the Year.

As for other winners, Lorde's "Royals" won for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, and the young singer also sang the song on the show.
Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and Krist Novoselic looked quite thrilled to take the stage with Sir Paul McCartney when they all won Best Rock Song for "Cut Me Some Slack," the tune from Grohl's Sound City movie (which also won an award for Best Soundtrack). Rihanna won Best Urban Contemporary Album for Unapologetic, while Alicia Keys earned Best R&B Album for Girl On Fire. Jay Z and Justin Timberlake won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Holy Grail," and Jay joked in his acceptance speech that the Grammy trophy was a "gold sippy cup" for his daughter, Blue Ivy. Timberlake also won for Best R&B Song for "Pusher Lover Girl." Zedd "Clarity" won for Best Dance Recording. Imagine Dragons capped a breakthrough year by winning Best Rock Performance for "Radioactive," Vampire Weekend scored Best Alternative Album for Modern Vampires of the City, and Black Sabbath took home the Grammy for Best Metal Performance for "God Is Dead?"  

Not many of these awards were actually handed out on the Grammy telecast, as the show mostly was packed with live performances. Beyoncé and rapper hubby Jay Z opened the ceremony by dueting on her new song, "Drunk in Love."
Katy Perry performed "Dark Horse" in an enchanted forest setting flanked by fairy-like dancers clad in black leather. Chicago and Robin Thicke collaborated on a medley of Chicago hits that led in to "Blurred Lines."

P!nk brought her brand of acrobatics to the stage for a stunning performance, as she sang "Try" while suspended on ropes from the ceiling, before landing on the ground for some interpretative dance moves with a male dancer. P!nk then segued seamlessly into her hit duet, "Just Give Me A Reason," as she was joined on vocals by Nate Ruess. Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons teamed up for an energetic and hard-hitting mash up, and their unlikely pairing totally complemented both artists. Another highlight was the reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on the song "Queenie Eye" from McCartney's latest album, New. Finally, Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Lindsey Buckingham closed out the evening with rockin' tunes by NIN and QOTSA.

To view the entire list of Grammy winners visit www.GRAMMY.com




 
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