Daft Punk got lucky at the Grammy Awards as the masked DJs took five awards, including album and record of the year
The quirky robotic duo, Daft Punk, scored the double win of album of the year for "Random Access Memories," and record of the year with the summer dance hit "Get Lucky," featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.
The Recording Academy also anointed Seattle-based rapper-producer newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with the Grammy for best new artist. They also swept the rap awards.
Lorde, 17, won the Grammy for song of the year with her breakout hit "Royals," sharing the award for songwriters with Joel Little. They triumphed over the writers behind Katy Perry's "Roar" and Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven," among others.
The top awards went to:
- Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: "Get Lucky," Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
- Best Rock Song: "Cut Me Some Slack," Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and Krist Novoselic
- Best Pop Solo Performance: "Royals," Lorde
- Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Holy Grail," Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
- Best Pop Vocal Album: Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars
- Best Country Album: Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves
- Song Of The Year: "Royals," Lorde and Joel Little
- Record Of The Year: "Get Lucky," Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Dozens of couples married during the live broadcast of the Grammy Awards as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed their song Same Love, which has become an anthem in the campaign for legal gay marriage.
Queen Latifah officiated the nuptials, while Madonna joined on stage to perform 'Open Your Heart' with the help of the hip hop duo and vocalist Mary Lambert.
The group wedding included 34 couples of various ages and races, some gay, some straight.
The two surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, came together at the Grammy Awards for a rare joint performance coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the British group's breakthrough on American television.
With McCartney at the piano and Starr at his drums, the two played a new song 'Queenie Eye'.
It was only the fourth time they had performed together on stage since a 2002 concert to honor the late George Harrison. John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and son Sean Lennon were in the crowd dancing along.
All four Beatles were given a Lifetime Achievement award by the Grammys.