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French DJ duo Daft Punk, teenage Lorde take top Grammys

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 01:21

Jan. 26 - Electronic music DJs Daft Punk and New Zealand teen Lorde take home the top Grammy awards in a night that rewarded robots and newcomers, and recognized marriage equality. Roselle Chen reports.

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French electronic music DJs Daft Punk and New Zealand teen Lorde took home the top Grammy awards on Sunday (January 26). Daft Punk scored the double win of album of the year for "Random Access Memories," and record of the year with the summer dance hit "Get Lucky," featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers. Paul Williams, one of the featured artists in "Random Access Memories," joked about working with the quirky robotic duo. SOUNDBITE: Paul Williams, songwriter, saying (English): "When I was drinking years and using, I used to imagine things that weren't there were frightening. Then I got sober and two robots called me and asked me to make an album." Lorde won two Grammys for song of the year and best pop solo performance with her breakout hit "Royals." Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won the Grammy for best new artist and also swept the rap awards. In a first for the Grammys or any big U.S. awards show, thirty-three couples, both same-sex and straight, were married by Queen Latifah, to the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis gay rights anthem, "Same Love." Madonna emerged in a white suit and cowboy hat to conclude the singing ceremony with "Open Your Heart." The night also saw the two surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, come together for a rare joint performance coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the British group's breakthrough on American television.

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French DJ duo Daft Punk, teenage Lorde take top Grammys

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 01:21