Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Win Big at Grammys

Ryan Lewis and Macklemore

Daft Punk and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis struck gold at the Grammys. The French electronic duo were the big winners at Sunday’s show with five awards, while the indie sensations landed four awards.

Daft Punk’s wins included Album of the Year for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year for “Get Lucky,” their collaboration with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis capped off their triumphant year by winning four awards including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album for The Heist, and Best Rap Song for “Thrift Shop.”

Lorde became the youngest songwriter to win Song of the Year for her hit “Royals.” The 17-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter also took home Best Pop Solo Performance.

Justin Timberlake won three awards including Best R&B Song, Best Music Video for “Suit & Tie,” and Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Holy Grail.”

Jay Z shared his two awards with Justin Timberlake and brought one back for his daughter. “I wanna tell Blue, look, daddy got a gold sippy cup for you,” said the hip-hop mogul while accepting the award for Rap/Sung Collaboration.

While she was absent, Rihanna took home Best Urban Contemporary Album for Unapologetic, and Alicia Keys added to her Grammy collection by winning Best R&B Album for Girl On Fire.

Kendrick Lamar delivered one of the best performances of the night with Imagine Dragons, but was shut out of all seven categories he was nominated in.

See winners in some of the major categories below. For the full list, click here.

56th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

Album of the Year
The Blessed Unrest – Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
good kid, m.A.A.d city – Kendrick Lamar
The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red – Taylor Swift

Record of the Year
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk
“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
“Royals” – Lorde
“Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines”- Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell and T.I.

Song of the Year
“Just Give Me a Reason” – Pink feat. Nate Ruess
“Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
“Roar” – Katy Perry
“Royals” – Lorde
“Same Love” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert

Best New Artist
James Blake
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves

Best Rap Album
Nothing Was the Same – Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay Z
good kid, m.A.A.d city – Kendrick Lamar
Yeezus – Kanye West
The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Rap Performance
“Started From the Bottom” – Drake
“Berzerk” – Eminem
“Tom Ford” – Jay Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” – Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz

Best Rap Song
“F***in’ Problems” – A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz, & Kendrick Lamar
“Holy Grail” – Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
“New Slaves” – Kanye West
“Started From the Bottom” – Drake
“Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Power Trip” – J. Cole feat. Miguel
“Part II (On the Run)” – Jay Z feat. BeyoncĂ©
“Holy Grail” – Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
“Now or Never” – Kendrick Lamar feat. Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” – Wiz Khalifa feat. The Weeknd

Best R&B Album
R&B Divas – Faith Evans
Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
Love in the Future – John Legend
Better – Chrisette Michele
Three Kings – TGT

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Love and War – Tamar Braxton
Side Effects of You – Fantasia
One: In the Chamber – Salaam Remi
Unapologetic – Rihanna
New York: A Love Story – Mack Wilds

Best R&B Performance
“Love and War” – Tamar Braxton
“Best of Me” – Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra” – Hiatus Kaiyote feat. Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” – Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Something” – Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Please Come Home” – Gary Clark Jr.
“Get It Right” – Fantasia
“Quiet Fire” – Maysa
“Hey Laura” – Gregory Porter
“Yesterday” – Ryan Shaw

Best R&B Song
“Best of Me” – Anthony Hamilton
“Love and War” – Tamar Braxton
“Only One” – PJ Morton feat. Stevie Wonder
“Pusher Love Girl” – Justin Timberlake
“Without Me” – Fantasia feat. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell
“Just Give Me a Reason” – Pink feat. Nate Ruess
“Stay” – Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell and T.I.
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Brave” – Sara Bareilles
“Royals” – Lorde
“When I Was Your Man” – Bruno Mars
“Roar” – Katy Perry
“Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Vocal Album
Paradise – Lana Del Rey
Pure Heroine – Lorde
Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience – Justin Timberlake

Best Dance Recording
“Need U (100%)” – Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E & MNEK
“Sweet Nothing” – Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch
“Atmosphere” – Kaskade
“This Is What It Feels Like” – Armin Van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie
“Clarity” – Zedd feat. Foxes

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy

Best Short Form Music Video
“Safe and Sound” – Capital Cities
“Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” – Jay Z
“Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z
“I’m Shakin’” – Jack White

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  1. You Mad 'Cause I Don't D--k-Ride Ya Fave?

    There is absolutely no reason why Mack should have won over Kendrick via album or song. A song about buying sh__ty clothes over a song about slaves or the struggles of knowing alcoholics as a youth? An album from a black kid who struggled in the hood via poverty and crime versus a white straight man speaking on the behalf of minorities and homosexuals? The Grammys are a joke, that’s right Jay-Z give Blue her new sippy cup


    Jorge Reply:

    @You Mad ‘Cause I Don’t D–k-Ride Ya Fave?, agree


    Andy Reply:

    yup. I’m done with them. I can’t believe having a Grammy means being talented in this times. They’re such a joke. Even Bono said that is more a commercial thing.


  2. Why though

    So disappointed I mean they deserve best new artist but c’mon now over Kendrick and cole? That’s just sicking


  3. jcee

    White America again, but Daft Punk deserved their awards.


  4. yeep

    kendrick = robbed


  5. Kyle

    I can’t believe “The Heist” won Best Rap Album over Kendrick Lamar. The Grammy’s will never live that one down. Congratulations to Alicia Keys for winning best R&B album though. While I believe “Unapologetic” was one of Rihanna’s best albums, I think Fantasia deserved that award for her album.


  6. Shutterbug

    Macklemore & Kendrick should’ve won LAST YEAR’s Grammys…you know, when the albums were still HOT. (Eminem should’ve won ‘em this year).

    The Grammys need to move the stupid cutoff date to Thanksgiving at the earliest…if the Oscars had that cutoff date, neither 12 Years a Slave nor American Hustle nor any of the other Best Picture contenders would’ve been nominated.


  7. Emnickz West Lamar

    Its like Kendrick Lamar is equal to Nicki Minaj. They are one of the best rappers of this generation but Grammy doesnt give a f*ck..


    what Reply:

    @Emnickz West Lamar, lmao Nicki Minaj best of this generation? she maybe in the top 100 of this generation tho


    Andy Reply:

    @what, top 10. Name 10 better rappers than her. There aren’t.


    Tina Reply:

    @Emnickz West Lamar, Nicki & Kendrick without a doubt are 2 of the best Rappers that have come out in the last 10 years in regards to Impact (Global Reach). Nicki has already been deemed as the most successful female artist of all time & Kendrick has raised above his peer rappers effortlessly so they deserve recognition.

    Nicki & Kendricks next albums will dominate the industry..


    girl/boy bye Reply:

    @Emnickz West Lamar, girl/boy bye….u mean kendrick lamar and no one is the best rapper of this young generation!


    FormerlyFromTokyo Reply:

    @Emnickz West Lamar, @Emnickz West Lamar, You reached ALL the way around with that one. I’m not even a fan of K.L., but I know enough to know that.

    I’m going to dress like a clown, disregard my self respect, show off my body, and shake my butt around my office from tomorrow. The way I figure it, I should be owning the company by next month.

    Appealing to the lowest common denominator and “winning” at it is not true winning. That’s taking the easiest way out (read: lazy). Porn stars are successful at what they do too, but they don’t get an Oscar.


    Andy Reply:

    @FormerlyFromTokyo, but when this ni**a rappers have naked woman and sexual lyrics in their videos and songs you call them the best rappers, don’t you? Or when they have homicidal and homophobic lyrics? Such hypocrites.


  8. Max

    Nothing against Alicia but I wish it was TGT Grammy for best R&B album.


    Rob Reply:

    @Max, I love Alicia but I agree with you. TGT’s album was so amazing… people don’t appreciate quality anymore


  9. Richard

    Grammys is a joke as always! All big names were snubbed this year JT, Kanye, Jay, drake and Kendrick! But Im glad pharrell got producer of the year even though Rick Rubin and Timbland should have been nominated too!


  10. FormerlyFromTokyo

    Congrats to Daft Punk – they have a great album and always have great music! Strangely enough, though, no matter how many times I’ve heard ‘Get Lucky’ I just don’t feel it. :o. Still, I’m glad for them!


  11. WTT 2 coming soon.....

    The grammys is irrelevant in the hood. How cares, lets get this money baby. Lets continue to support our culture and be grateful for all these talented artist of our generation.


  12. freshed

    people vote for the grammys guys.
    Macklemore himself even said he had a ballot and didnt know the names of the hundred other categories up for selection, so imagine a country artist or someone who only listens to classical music, look from their view. Voters were just selecting off notoriety. Thrift shop was everywhere last year. People who voted sure didnt hear everysong in everycategory in which they were voting. Life isn’t fair, we know this son..


  13. Mao_the_cat

    K.Michelle should’ve been nominated at least. Grammys are a joke…


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