The 2014 edition of the Grammy Awards belonged to Daft Punk with five wins,including Album and Record of the Year, with Pharrell sharing in those wins while also getting Producer of the Year. (The last artist to pull off a double win on Album and Record was their labelmate Adele.)


The Awards Have Been Awarded;
Now Come the Spikes

The 2014 edition of the Grammy Awards belonged to Daft Punk with five wins,including Album and Record of the Year, with Pharrell sharing in those wins while also getting Producer of the Year. (The last artist to pull off a double win on Album and Record was their labelmate Adele.)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis racked up four wins, including Best New Artist, while Lorde scored Song and Pop Solo Performance. It was also a breakout night for Kacey Musgraves, who snagged Country Album for Same Trailer Different Park and Song for “Merry Go Round.”

Musgraves’ debut LP is one of eight Grammy-related albums in the iTunes Top 10 immediately following the live telecast, with the western half of the country in the second hour of the tape delay as this is written. The next order of business involves the Grammy spikes, which we've begun to chronicle here.

As you know if you followed our Rumor Mill play-by-play, the night was studded with memorable performances, including Daft Punk's throwdown with Pharrell, Nile Rodgers and guest Stevie Wonder; an incendiary Imagine Dragons-Kendrick Lamar pairing; an erotically charged Beyoncé-Jay Z duet; a typically mesmerizing rendition of "Royals" by Lorde; a charming "Follow Your Arrow" from Musgraves; P!nk getting her Cirque du Soleil on before dueting with Nate Ruess; a witchy "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry with Juicy JRobin Thicke joining Chicago for a tour of the group's hits and "Blurred Lines"; a spot-on "When Will I Be Loved" Everlys tribute from Billie Joe Armstrong and Miranda Lambert; a dramatic "All Too Well" from Taylor Swift; and an elaborate "Same Love" from Macklemore that featured not only vocalist Mary Lambert from the recording but guests Madonna (who crooned a bit of her "Open Your Heart") and Queen Latifah, who served as officiant in the wedding of 30-plus couples in attendance. The rousing rock finale featured Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Lindsay Buckingham, although it was cut off before its conclusion by CBS due to time constraints.

Other perfs included Beatles (and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients) Paul and Ringo reuniting on Sir P's "Queenie Eye," an all-star Country medley with Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton, a wild blend of metal and classical from Metallica and Chinese pianist Lang Lang, a piano duet by Carole King and Sara Bareilles, a guitar-slinging pairing of Keith Urban and Gary Clark Jr., and an intimate recital from John Legend. Meanwhile, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman and Oscar nominee Jared Leto paid spoken tribute to the late Lou Reed.

If there were few spontaneous moments outside the performances on the LL Cool J-hosted telecast, there were no real gaffes, and a few bon mots. One favorite came from Rap/Sung Collaboration winner Jay Z, who declared: "I wanna tell Blue, 'Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you.'"


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 Country Album
Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves

Best Pop Vocal Album

Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"Holy Grail,"Jay Z f/JustinTimberlake

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Royals, ”Lorde

Best Rock Song
"CutMe Some Slack," Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & PatSmear, songwriters (Paul McCartney & Nirvana)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Get Lucky," Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Best New Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Pharrell Williams

Best Alternative Album
Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend

Best Rock Album
Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin

Best Metal Performance
"God Is Dead?" Black Sabbath

Best Rock Performance
"Radioactive," Imagine Dragons

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

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

Best Country Solo Performance
"Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker

Best Music Film
Live Kisses, Paul McCartney, Jonas Åkerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers

Best Music Video
"Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake f/Jay Z, David Fincher, director, & Timory King, video producer

Best Blues Album
Get Up!, Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite

Best R&B Album
Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Unapologetic, Rihanna

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

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

Best R&B Performance
"Something," Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway

Best Rap Album
The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Rap Song
"Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Rap Performance
"Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/Wanz

Best Comedy Album
Calm Down Gurrl, Kathy Griffin

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

Best Dance Recording
"Clarity," Zedd f/Foxes

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Dockside Sessions, Terrence Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Best Folk Album
My Favorite Picture of You, Guy Clark

Best Bluegrass Album
The Streets of Baltimore, Del McCoury Band

Best Americana Album
Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Best American Roots Song
"Love Has Come For You," Edie Brickell & Steve Martin

Best Musical Theater Album
Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper & Various Artists

Best Song Written for Visual Media
"Skyfall," Adele & Paul Epworth

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Skyfall, Thomas Newman

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Sound City: Real to Reel, Dave Grohl & Various Artists

Best Latin Jazz Album
Song for Maura, Paquito D'Rivera & Trio Corrente

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Night in Calisia, Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, Terri Lyne Carrington

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Liquid Spirit, Gregory Porter

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
"Orbits," Wayne Shorter

Best New Age Album
Love's River, Laura Sullivan

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Winter Morning Walks, Maria Schneider

Best Classical Compendium
Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik, Cristoph Eschenbach 

Best Classical Vocal Solo
Winter Morning Walks, Dawn Upshaw

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

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Roomful of Teeth, Brad Wells & Roomful of Teeth

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

Best Opera Recording
Ades: 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)

Best Orchestral Performance
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4, Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra

Producer of the Year, Classical
David Frost

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Winter Morning Walks, David Frost, Brian Losch, & Tim Martyn

Best Tropical Latin Album
Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
A Mi Manera, Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Treinta Dias, La Santa Cecillia

Best Latin Pop Album
Vida, Draco Rosa

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Overcomer, Mandisa

Best Gospel Album
Greater Than [Live], Tye Tribett

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

Best Gopsel Song
He Did It Before... Same God [Live], Tye Tribett

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Performance
Break Every Chain [Live], Tasha Cobbs

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

Best Remixed Recording
"Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)," Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)

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

Best Historical Album
Charlie Is My Darling: Ireland 1965, Teri Landi & Bob Ludwig (The Rolling Stones)
The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums, Various

Best Album Notes
Afro Blues Impressions, Neil Tesser

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition), Simon Earith & James Musgrave (Paul McCartney and Wings)

Best Recording Package
Long Night Moon, Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds (Reckless Kelly)

Best Instrumental Arrangement
On Green Dolphin Street, Gordon Goodwin (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)

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

Best Instrumental Composition
Pensemientos for Solo Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra, Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)

Best Children's Album
Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World's Bravest Kids, Alastair Moock & Friends
Throw A Penny in the Wishing Well, Jennifer Gasoi

Best Spoken Word Album
America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't, Stephen Colbert 

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley in Concert, Ziggy Marley

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
To Be Loved, Michael Buble

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Steppin' Out, Herb Albert

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