[caption id="attachment_78437" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Taylor Swift's head-banger: performs/speaks onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.[/caption]
The list of winners at the Grammy's shows that there is great hope for the future as the list of winners include many first time Grammy trophy owners. The Grammy Awards honor achievements in music. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter may not be household names but the duo also known as Daft Punk were big winners at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The electronic music duo from France took home the trophy for Pop Duo/Group Peformance, Record of the Year and Album of the Year among others. Daft Punk's album Random Access Memories was honored in several categories.
The Song of Year was Royals by 17-year-old New Zealender, Lordes. Bruno Mars was a big winner for his album Unorthodox Jukebox won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. Another new name that won big at the Grammy Awards was rap partners Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. They took home the award for Best New Artist and also Rap Song for their hit Thrift Shop.
It wasn't all for the youngsters at the Grammys. Sir Paul McCartney for his rock song Cut Me Some Slack that her performed with surviving members of Nirvana; Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.
Other winners included Jay Z, Michael Buble, Kacey Musgraves, Imagine Dragons and Rhianna.
27 JANUARY 2014
Winners in selected categories at the 56th annual Grammy Awards announced Sunday during ceremonies at the Nokia Theatre and Staples Center were as follows:
Album of the year: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk.
Record of the year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.
Song of the year: “Royals,” Lorde.
New artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Pop solo performance: “Royals,” Lorde.
Pop vocal album: “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars
Pop/duo group performance: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.
Rap/sung collaboration: “Holy Grail,” Jay Z with Justin Timberlake.
Rock song: “Cut Me Some Slack,” Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.
Traditional pop vocal album: "To Be Loved," Michael Buble.
Rap performance: "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.
Rap song: "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.
Rap album: "The Heist," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
R&B performance: "Something," Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway.
Traditional R&B performance: "Please Come Home," Gary Clark Jr.
R&B song: "Pusher Love Girl," James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley and Justin Timberlake.
R&B album: "Girl on Fire," Alicia Keys.
Urban contemporary album: "Unapologetic," Rihanna.
Rock performance: "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons.