LUCKY: Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk collecting one of many awards for their collaboration work  Photo (c) ABCNews

LUCKY: Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk collecting one of many awards for their collaboration work on Random Access Memories  – Photo (C) ABCNews

French dance duo Daft Punk were the top award winners at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 26), with Macklemore and Pharrell Williams also winning big. 

Daft Punk, known for their mysterious robot attire and talents in electronic music, walked away with both the Record of the Year (for ‘Get Lucky feat. Pharrell Williams’) and Album of the Year (for Random Access Memories) accolades, whilst also winning gongs for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also joined the top winners club, achieving the titles of Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for ‘Thrift Shop’, Best Rap Album for The Heist, and Best Music Video for ‘Can’t Hold Us’.

Super-producer Pharrell Williams also made it onto the winners’ list, winning the same awards as Daft Punk for his involvement on their track ‘Get Lucky’. He was also presented with the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical title for his work with the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Robin Thicke and Destiny’s Child.

2013 starlet Lorde was presented with two awards, Song of the Year for ‘Royals’ and Best Pop Solo Performance, whilst Dave Grohl and his interchangeable Sound City supergroup won awards for Best Rock Song and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

The event also saw performances from R&B super-couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z – who duetted on Bey’s new track ‘Drunk In Love’ – alongside P!nk and Nate Ruess, Metallica, Madonna & Macklemore, and Taylor Swift.

LOVE: Power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z gave one of the most shared performances of the night with B's 'Drunk In Love' - Photo (C) Getty Images

LOVE: Power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z gave one of the most-shared performances of the event – Photo (C) Getty Images

The complete list of winners is listed below:


Album of the Year

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Record of the Year

Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky feat. Pharrell Williams’

Song of the Year

Lorde – ‘Royals’

Best New Artist

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis



Best Pop Solo Performance

Lorde – ‘Royals’

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky feat. Pharrell Williams’

Best Pop Vocal Album

Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Herb Alpert – Steppin’ Out

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Michael Bublé – To Be Loved



Best Dance/Electronica Album

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Best Dance Recording

Zedd – ‘Clarity feat. Foxes’



Best Rock Performance

Imagine Dragons – ‘Radioactive’

Best Rock Album

Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day

Best Metal  Performance

Black Sabbath – ‘God Is Dead?’

Best Rock Song

Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear – ‘Cut Me Some Slack’



Best Alternative Music Album

Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City



Best R&B Performance

Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway – ‘Something’

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Rihanna – Unapologetic

Best R&B Album

Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Gary Clark Jr. – ‘Please Come Home’

Best R&B Song (A Songwriters Award)

Justin Timberlake – Pusher Love Girl (James Fauntleroy/Jerome Harmon/Timothy Mosley/Justin Timberlake)



Best Rap Performance

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘Thrift Shop feat. Wanz’

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake – ‘Holy Grail’

Best Rap Album

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist

DUO: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis stormed the rap category at the awards - Photo (C)

DUO: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis stormed the rap category at the Grammys as aswell as scooping the Best New Artist accolade – Photo (C)


Best Solo Country Performance

Darius Rucker – ‘Wagon Wheel’

Best Country Album

Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

The Civil Wars – From This Valley

Best Country Song (A Songwriters Award)

Kacey Musgraves – ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ (Shane McAnally/Kacey Musgraves/Josh Osborne)



Best New Age Album

Laura Sullivan – Love’s River



Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Terri Lyne Carrington – Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Wayne Shorter – ‘Orbits’

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Randy Brecker, Wiodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic – Night In Calisia

Best Latin Jazz Album

Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente – Song For Maura



Best Gospel Album

Tasha Cobbs – Grace (Live)

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Tasha Cobbs – ‘Break Every Chain [Live]’

Best Gospel Song

Tye Tribbett – ‘If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]’

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Mandisa – ‘Overcomer’

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Mandisa – Overcomer



Best Latin Pop Album

Draco Rosa – Vida

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

La Santa Cecilia – Treinta Dias’

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)

Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea – A Mi Manera

Best Tropical Latin Album

Pacific Mambo Orchestra – Pacific Mambo Orchestra



Best Americana Album

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – Old Yellow Moon

Best Bluegrass Album

Del McCoury Band – The Streets Of Baltimore

Best Blues Album

Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up!

Best Folk Album

Guy Clark – My Favourite Picture Of You

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience – Dockside Sessions



Best Reggae Album

Ziggy Marley – Ziggy Marley In Concert



Best World Music Album

Gipsy Kings – Savor Flamenco



Best Children’s Album

Jennifer Gasoi – Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well



Stephen Colbert – America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t



Best Comedy Album

Kathy Griffin – Calm Down Gurrl



Best Musical Theater Album

Kinky Boots

ROCKERS: Krist Novoselic, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear collecting their award for Best Rock Track - Photo (C) EOnline

ROCKERS: Krist Novoselic, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear collecting their award for Best Rock Song – Photo (C) EOnline


Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Sound City: Real To Reel

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Thomas Newman – Skyfall

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Adele – ‘Skyfall’ (from Skyfall, Adele Adkins/Paul Epworth)



Best Instrumental Composition

Clare Fischer – ‘Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra’ (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)

Best Instrumental Arrangement

Gordon Goodwin – ‘On Green Dolphin Street’ (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Gil Goldstein – ‘Swing Low’ (sung by Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)



Best Recording Package

Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds (Art Directors, Reckless Kelly) – Long Night Moon

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Simon Earith & James Musgrave (Art Directors, Paul McCartney & Wings) – Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition)

Best Album Notes

Neil Tesser (Album Notes Writer, John Coltrane) – Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded)



Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Peter Franco/Mick Guzauski/Florian Lagatta/Daniel Lerner; Engineers. Bob Ludwig; Mastering Engineer)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Pharrell Williams – ‘BBC’ (Jay-Z); ‘Blurred Lines’ (Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell); ‘Happy’ (Pharrell Williams); ‘I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)’ (Jennifer Hudson feat. T.I.); ‘Nuclear’ (Destiny’s Child); ‘Oceans’ (Jay-Z feat. Frank Ocean); ‘Reach Out Richard’ (Mayer Hawthorne); ‘The Stars Are Ours’ (Mayer Hawthorne).

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Lana Del Rey – ‘Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)’ (Cedric Gervais)



Best Surround Sound Album

Paul McCartney – Live Kisses (Al Schmitt, Surround Mix Engineer/Tommy LiPuma, Surround Producer)



Best Engineered Album, Classical

Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra – Winter Morning Walks (David Frost/Brian Losch/Tim Martyn; Engineers. Tim Martyn; Mastering Engineer).

Producer of the Year, Classical

David Frost – Andres: Hom Stretch; Angel Heart, A Music Storybook, Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2



Best Orchestral Performance

Osmo Vänskä – Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 &4 (Minnesota Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

Thomas Adès – Adès: The Tempest (Thomas Adès; Conductor. Simon Keenlyside/Isabel Leonard/Audrey Luna/Alan Oke; Soloists; Luisa Bricetti/Victoria Warivonchick; Producers)

Best Choral Performance

Tõnu Kaljuste – Pärt: Adam’s Lament (Tõnu Kaljuste/Tui Hirv/Rainer Vilu; Conductors. Estonian Philharmonic Orchestra Choir, Sinfonietta Riga, and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra . Latvian Radio Choir and Vox Clamantis).

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Brad Wells & Roomful of Teeth – Roomful of Teeth

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Evelyn Glennie – Corigliano: Conjurer – Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra (David Alan Miller, Conductor)

Best Classical Vocal Solo

Dawn Upshaw – Winter Morning Walks

Best Classical Compendium

Christoph Eschenbach – Hindermith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmuzik

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Maria Schneider – Winter Morning Walks



Best Music Video

Justin Timberlake – ‘Suit & Tie feat. Jay-Z’ (David Fincher; Video Director. Timory King; Video Producer)

Best Music Film

Paul McCartney – Live Kisses (Jonas Akerlund; Video Director. Violaine Etienne/Aron Levin/Scott Rodger; Video Producers)



MusiCares Person of the Year

Carole King

Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Beatles, Clifton Chenier, The Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson; Armando Manzanero; Maud Powell

Trustees Awards

Rick Hall, Jim Marshall, Ennio Morricone


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