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Grammys: Daft Punk win most gongs, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis marry most couples

By | Published on Monday 27 January 2014

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Daft Punk may have won the most Grammys this weekend, including the all-important Album and Record Of The Year gongs, though four-prize winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Best New Artist amongst others, arguably stole the show with a live set that included the marriage of 33 couples live on stage and a guest appearance from Madonna.

And while the mid-award show nuptials might seem a little gimmicky, it was the conclusion of a performance of the hip hop duo’s hit ‘Same Love’, the pro-gay marriage song that has been very much embraced by those campaigning on the issue. Both straight and gay couples got hitched during the Grammy sequence, overseen by Queen Latifah no less, which was a admirably bold move, especially for Grammy organisers, given that gay marriage remains a contentious issue, not least in the US.

According to reports, the 33 now married couples all responded to a call for engaged couplings interested in taking part in a televised mass wedding, though only found out in recent weeks that the event would take place during the Grammys. Though one of those being wed was Lewis’s sister, who presumably had more of a heads up. According to The Guardian, Lewis said: “You never think you are going to win a Grammy. It is that thing that is so distant, it’s the pinnacle, it’s the apex, to be able to celebrate same love. My sister getting married tonight was so personal, I still have chills now”.

‘Get Lucky’ collaborator Pharrell Williams provided some words for the customarily mute Daft Punk guys as they picked up five prizes in total, joking: “Well, I suppose the robots would like to thank… well, you know honestly, I bet France is really proud of these guys right now”.

As you all know, there are flippin loads of Grammy gongs dished out each year, but here’s a list of the winners of some of the more important ones…

Album Of The Year: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Record Of The Year: Daft Punk Feat Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers – Get Lucky
Song Of The Year: Lorde – Royals
Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Country Album: Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
Best Pop Vocal Album: Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
Best Rock Album: Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day
Best Alternative Album: Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City,
Best R&B Album: Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire,
Best Rap Album: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

In the unlikely event that you care about any of the other awards, the full list of winners is here.