Daft Punk, Macklemore, Lorde all win big at Grammies

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:48 PM  | Daft Punk 

The smell of solid gold fills the air in Hollywood this morning as a handful of artists will be carrying their (Probably heavy) Grammy Awards from last night. There will also be the faint smell of disappointment as many of Hollywood's heavyweights walked away empty handed. Grammy night belonged to Daft Punk and Macklemore. The former, an example of how to really make a come back after several years of relative quietness. The latter, a clear indicator that brains and musical talent still exist in mainstream music. Many big names will have been disappointed not to take anything home last night- perhaps as clear a sign as anyone needs that the music industry is in its most unpredictable era at this point in time. 

The Grammys are always exciting, always full of surprises and, more often than not, always a talking point the following day. A quick Twitter or Google Search will show you that that's all anybody is talking about at the moment and with that in mind, we're going to break it down and reveal who would have been happy with last night's outcome, and who will be smarting after being "snubbed" or left out. 

Who had a good time at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards?

Daft Punk were last night's biggest winners. The French duo walked away with the highly coveted Album of the Year award for their transcendent record, Random Access Memories. They scooped another 3 awards including Best Electronica/Dance Album for the same album, as well as Best Pop/Duo Performance, and the Holy Grail of the Grammy awards, Record of the Year, for their smash hit, Get Lucky

Macklemore and Lorde won't be feeling too sad this morning, receiving an impressive four and two awards respectively. Macklemore dominated the rap categories, winning the Best Rap Album (The Heist) and Best Rap Song (Thrift Shop) as well as the Best Newcomer Award and the Best Rap Performance award. Lorde, the New Zealand born 17 year old singer, picked up Song of the Year and Best Solo Pop Performance for her track, Royals.

Justin Timberlake picked up 3 Awards on the night, two of them for collaborations with Jay Z (Suit and Tie as well as Holy Grail) and an award for Best R&B song for his Pusher Love Girl.

Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons and Zedd all picked up awards in the Pop, Rock and Dance/Electronica categories respectively- handsome achievements for each of them. 

Who won't be happy after last night's Grammy Awards?

Kanye West. Well, he wasn't happy about only receiving 2 nominations; he'll be less than impressed after walking away from the Grammys empty handed. In fact, a lot of rappers will be feeling underwhelmed at this point in time. Kendrick Lamar will surely be lamenting a disappointing evening- the rapper didn't win a single award despite racking up an impressive 7 Grammy Nominations (Though the text below from Macklemore might make him feel better!) Likewise, Jay Z, despite sharing two awards with Justin Timberlake, didn't make the most of his 9 nominations on the night. 

Robin Thicke, despite an impressive 2013, will be disappointed to not have won anything on the night. The singer's catchy single, Blurred Lines flew under the radar on the night and was trumped by Daft Punk's Get Lucky

You'll notice that Miley Cyrus doesn't get a mention. She was undoubtedly music's biggest talking topic in 2013, however when the nominations were announced in December, Miley wasn't given the nod in any category. We're pretty sure she'll have been watching the awards ceremony last night and feeling she could have been in amongst the winners. 

We have a list of all of the Grammy Winners below. Who do you think should have taken the prizes this year? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section! 

1. Album of the Year: "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk

2. Record of the Year: "Get Lucky," Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers

3. Song of the Year: "Royals," Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)

4. Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

5. Best Pop Solo Performance: "Royals," Lorde

6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: "Get Lucky," Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers

7. Best Pop Instrumental Album: "Steppin' Out," Herb Alpert

8. Best Pop Vocal Album: "Unorthodox Jukebox," Bruno Mars

9. Best Dance Recording: "Clarity," Zedd Featuring Foxes

10. Best Dance/Electronica Album: "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk

11. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "To Be Loved," Michael Buble

12. Best Rock Performance: "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons

13. Best Metal Performance: "God Is Dead?" Black Sabbath

14. Best Rock Song: "Cut Me Some Slack," Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)

15. Best Rock Album: "Celebration Day," Led Zeppelin

16. Best Alternative Music Album: "Modern Vampires Of The City," Vampire Weekend

17. Best R&B Performance: "Something," Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

18. Best Traditional R&B Performance: "Please Come Home," Gary Clark Jr.

19. Best R&B Song: "Pusher Love Girl," James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)

20. Best Urban Contemporary Album: "Unapologetic," Rihanna

21. Best R&B Album: "Girl On Fire," Alicia Keys

22. Best Rap Performance: "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

23. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Holy Grail," Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake

24. Best Rap Song: "Thrift Shop," Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

25. Best Rap Album: "The Heist," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

26. Best Country Solo Performance: "Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker

27. Best Country Duo/Group Performance: "From This Valley," The Civil Wars

28. Best Country Song: "Merry Go 'Round," Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

29. Best Country Album: "Same Trailer Different Park," Kacey Musgraves

30. Best New Age Album: "Love's River," Laura Sullivan

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo: "Orbits," Wayne Shorter, soloist

32. Best Jazz Vocal Album: "Liquid Spirit," Gregory Porter

33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album: "Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue," Terri Lyne Carrington

34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble: "Night In Calisia," Randy Brecker, Włodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic

35. Best Latin Jazz Album: "Song For Maura," Paquito D'Rivera And Trio Corrente

36. Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance: "Break Every Chain [Live]," Tasha Cobbs

37. Best Gospel Song: "If He Did It Before... Same God [Live]," Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)

38. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song: "Overcomer," David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)

39. Best Gospel Album: "Greater Than [Live]," Tye Tribbett

40. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: "Overcomer," Mandisa

41. Best Latin Pop Album: "Vida," Draco Rosa

42. Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: "Treinta Días," La Santa Cecilia

43. Best Regional Mexican Music Album: "A Mi Manera," Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

44. Best Tropical Latin Album: "Pacific Mambo Orchestra," Pacific Mambo Orchestra

45. Best American Roots Song: "Love Has Come For You," Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)

46. Best Americana Album: "Old Yellow Moon," Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

47. Best Bluegrass Album: "The Streets Of Baltimore," Del McCoury Band

48. Best Blues Album: "Get Up!" Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite

49. Best Folk Album: "My Favorite Picture Of You," Guy Clark

50. Best Regional Roots Music Album: "Dockside Sessions," Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

51. Best Reggae Album: "Ziggy Marley In Concert," Ziggy Marley

52. Best World Music Album: (TIE) "Savor Flamenco," Gipsy Kings / "Live: Singing For Peace Around The World," Ladysmith Black Mambazo

53. Best Children's Album: "Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well," Jennifer Gasoi

54. Best Spoken-Word Album: "America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't," Stephen Colbert

55. Best Comedy Album: "Calm Down Gurrl," Kathy Griffin

56. Best Musical Theater Album: "Kinky Boots"

57. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: "Sound City: Real To Reel," Butch Vig, compilation producer

58. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: "Skyfall," Thomas Newman, composer

59. Best Song Written For Visual Media: "Skyfall," Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

60. Best Instrumental Composition: "Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra," Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)

61. Best Instrumental Arrangement: "On Green Dolphin Street," Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)

62. Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): "Swing Low," Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)

63. Best Recording Package: "Long Night Moon," Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)

64. Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: "Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition)," Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings)

65. Best Album Notes: "Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded)," Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)

66. Best Historical Album: (TIE) "Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965," "The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums"

67. Best Engineered Album: "Random Access Memories," Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Antoine "Chab" Chabert, Bob Ludwig, mastering engineers (Daft Punk)

68. Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Pharrell

69. Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: "Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)," Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)

70. Best Surround Sound Album: "Live Kisses," Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer (Paul McCartney)

71. Best Engineered Album, Classical: "Winter Morning Walks," David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

72. Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost

73. Best Orchestral Performance: "Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4," Osmo Vänskä, conductor (MinnesotaOrchestra)

74. Best Opera Recording: "Adès: The Tempest," Thomas Adès, conductor; Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

75. Best Choral Performance: "Pärt: Adam's Lament," Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)

76. Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: "Roomful Of Teeth," Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth

77. Best Classical Instrumental Solo: "Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra," Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

78. Best Classical Vocal Solo: "Winter Morning Walks," Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

79. Best Classical Compendium: "Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik," Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

80. Best Contemporary Classical Composition: "Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks," Maria Schneider, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson & Australian Chamber Orchestra)

81. Best Music Video: "Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z

82. Best Music Film: "Live Kisses," Paul McCartney