At Grammys, Daft Punk dominate with 4 big wins
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daft Punk's electronic-funk grooves have 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."
Thomas Bangalter, of Daft Punk, accepts the award for record of the year for "Get Lucky" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
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.
Lorde accepts the award for best pop solo performance for "Royals" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
"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."