Daft Punk Dominates The Grammys With Big Wins For “Get Lucky”


LOS ANGELES – French electronicmusic duo Daft Punk dominated the56th annual Grammy awards with“Random Access Memories” winningalbum of the year, while their hit track“Get Lucky”, featuring Pharrell Williams,walked away with the best record of theyear.“I suppose, the robots would like tothank… I bet France is really proud ofthese guys right now,” Williams saidabout his helmet-clad collaborators.Late Pandit Ravi Shankar, who received aposthumous nomination for his album“The Living Room Sessions Part 2” inthe World Music section, missed theopportunity this year. He had won theaward in the same category for the firstpart of the album.Daft Punk, whose real names are Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and ThomasBangalter, also won best pop duo/groupperformance and best dance/electronicaalbum and best engineered album, nonclassicalcategory for Random AccessMemories.The best new artist winners Macklemoreand Ryan Lewis also won best rap albumfor “The Heist”, best rap song and bestrap performance for “Thrift Shop”.Songstress Lorde, 17, won two grammyawards: song of the year and best popsolo performance, both for “Royals”. JayZ, who was nominated in nine categories,won best rap-sung collaboration withJustin Timberlake for “Holy Grail”.Rihanna won the best urban contemporaryalbum for “Unapologetic”. KaceyMusgraves won best country album for“Same Trailer Different Park”. BrunoMars won in pop vocal album for“Unorthodox Jukebox”. Best song writtenfor visual media went to Adele for“Skyfall”. The best metal performancewent to Black Sabbath.SHINING STARSAlbum of the year: Random AccessMemories by Daft PunkBest new artist: Macklemore and RyanLewisBest pop vocal album: UnorthodoxJukebox by Bruno MarsBest rap album: The Heist byMacklemore and Ryan LewisSong of the year: Royals by SongstressLordeBest rap-sung collaboration: Holy Grailby Jay Z and Justin TimberlakeBest song for visual media: Skyfall byAdeleBest metal performance: God is Dead?by Black SabbathBest urban contemporary album:Unapologetic by Rihanna