Daft Punk get lucky at Grammys
10:35pm Sunday 26th January 2014 in © Press Association 2014
Daft Punk got lucky at the Grammys, taking two of the night's biggest gongs including album of the year.
The French electronic duo also won record of the year for their hit Get Lucky, which features Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.
As well as being named best album, their collection Random Access Memories earlier took the best dance/electronica album title.
The French duo, who wear helmets in public and do not talk, collected their awards with Williams and Rodgers in tow, and Williams said: "Well, I suppose the robots would like to thank...You know honestly, I bet, France is really proud of these guys right now."
Also among the night's big winners were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who took four Grammys including best new artist and rap album for The Heist, beating efforts from Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West and Drake.
"Wow, we're here on the stage right now," said Macklemore. "I want to say we made this album without a record label, we made it independently and we appreciate all the support."
New Zealand 17-year-old Lorde's popular hit Royals won song of the year and she also took best pop solo performance.
"Thank you everyone who has let this song explode because it's been mental," she said.
Beyonce kicked off the show with a steamy and smoky performance of Drunk In Love. Her husband Jay Z emerged in a fitted suit to rap his verse, and the couple then held hands and danced together.
Adele started off a good evening for the Brits, with veterans Sir Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones also picking up awards.
Superstar Adele, who dominated the Grammys two years ago, won best song written for visual media for Skyfall, which also won an Oscar and Golden Globe last year.
Former Beatle McCartney won the Grammy for best long-form music video for Live Kisses, Led Zeppelin took rock album with Celebration Day, B lack Sabbath won best hard rock/metal performance for God Is Dead, and the Rolling Stones tied for the historical album with Charlie Is My Darling, from a documentary almost 50 years ago.
Justin Timberlake won two awards, best R&B song for Pusher Love Girl and music video for Suit & Tie - which also earned Jay Z a Grammy.
Elsewhere, Alicia Keys won the best R&B album gong for Girl On Fire, Rihanna's Unapologetic took the contemporary album title, and Vampire Weekend were named the alternative music album winners for Modern Vampires Of The City.