Daft Punk and Macklemore’s big Grammy win

Daft Punk

Daft Punk and Macklemore were the big winners of the night at the Grammy Awards.

Daft Punk won Album of The Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album for Random Access Memories. They also won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record Of The Year: for Get Lucky, featuring Pharrell Williams.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won Best New Artist,

Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song

for Thrift Shop, and Best Rap Album for The Heist.

Ryan Lewis made it clear before the ceremony that, despite what anyone said, they belonged in the rap category.

“Of course we deserve to be in that category, no question,” he told MTV.

“It is a beautiful time in hip-hop music where people are pushing the comfort zone of the listener, of the art. If you look at the list of the people that were nominated for Best Rap Album, everybody in their own way pushed people out of their comfort zone,” Macklemore added.

“I understand how certain people are like, ‘Oh, it’s like the white, gay-promoting rapper from Seattle. That’s weird, he doesn’t belong here’. It is what it is, there’s always gonna be that, but it is hip-hop music. I’m just trying to push the art, I’m trying to push the genre and make music that documents my experience on this earth.”

A full list of winners for the 2014 Grammy Awards is as follows:

Album Of The Year:

Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

Record Of The Year:

Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Song Of The Year:

Royals — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)

Best New Artist:

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

POP

Best Pop Solo Performance:

Royals — Lorde

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars

Best Pop Instrumental Album:

Steppin’ Out — Herb Alpert

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

To Be Loved — Michael Bublé

DANCE

Best Dance/Electronica Album:

Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

Best Dance Recording

Clarity — Zedd Featuring Foxes

ROCK

Best Rock Performance:

Radioactive — Imagine Dragons

Best Rock Album:

Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin

Best Metal Performance

God Is Dead? — Black Sabbath

Best Rock Song

Cut Me Some Slack — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)

R&B

Best R&B Performance:

Something — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Unapologetic” — Rihanna

Best R&B Album:

Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Please Come Home — Gary Clark Jr.

Best R&B Song (A Songwriters Award)

Pusher Love Girl — James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)

RAP

Best Rap Performance:

Thrift Shop — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

Holy Grail — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake

Best Rap Album:

The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Rap Song

Thrift Shop — Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

COUNTRY MUSIC

Best Country Solo Performance:

Wagon Wheel — Darius Rucker

Best Country Album:

Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

From This Valley — The Civil Wars

Best Country Song (A Songwriters Award)

Merry Go ‘Round — Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

REGGAE

Best Reggae Album

Ziggy Marley In Concert — Ziggy Marley

SPOKEN WORD

Best Spoken Word Album

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

COMEDY

Best Comedy Album:

Calm Down Gurrl — Kathy Griffin

MUSICAL THEATER

Best Musical Theater Album

Kinky Boots

MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Sound City: Real To Reel

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Skyfall — Thomas Newman, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Skyfall from Skyfall– Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

PACKAGE

Best Recording Package

Long Night Moon — Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition) — Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings)

PRODUCTION, Non-Classical

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Random Access Memories — Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Daft Punk)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Pharrell Williams

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) — Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM

Best Music Video

Suit & Tie — Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z (David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer)

Best Music Film

Live Kisses — Paul McCartney (Jonas Akerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers)

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