LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

(USA Today)-- Daft Punkdidn't have to stay up all night to get lucky.

The helmet-clad French pop duo swept the five categories it was in Sunday night at the 56th annualGrammys.. Their albumRandom Access Memoriespicked up three honors, for album of the year, best dance/electronica album and engineered album, and their single withPharrell WilliamsandNile Rodgers,Get Lucky, was named record of the year and best pop duo/group performance.

"On the behalf of the robots, I'd just like to say, man, thank you," Williams said, accepting for the silent Daft Punk twosome and drawing a laugh from the crowd when mentioning they wanted to thank their families.

"Honestly, I bet France is really proud of these guys right now," Williams said later in the night, accepting the award for record of the year.

After their album of the year win, Daft Punk collaborator and songwriter Paul Williams joked that "back when I was drinking, I would imagine things that weren't there and I'd get frightened. Then I got sober and two robots called and asked me to make an album."

She may never be a royal, but Lorde lorded over the ceremony, too. The 17-year-old New Zealander's hitRoyalswon both song of the year - she's the youngest artist to ever win in that category - and best pop solo performance.

"I probably wouldn't be here if Joel wasn't here," Lorde (real name: Ella Yelich O'Connor) said, accepting song of the year with co-writerJoel Little. "This guy nurtured me through my early years in songwriting."

Her success so far early in her career? "It's been mental," Lorde said.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also took their first Grammys by storm. The hip-hop duo was named best new artist, and they also won three major rap awards: best performance and best song forThrift Shopand best album forThe Heist.

"Before there was any media, before there was any buzz, before there was a story, there was our fans," Macklemore said when accepting the award for best new artist. "Without them, there would be no us."

Williams, who was up for seven awards total, won his first Grammy of the night for producer of the year.

Jay Z entered the night with a leading nine nominations, won best rap-sung collaboration withJustin TimberlakeforHoly Grailand saved most of the love for wifeBeyonceand their 2-year-old daughter: "I want to thank God, I mean, a little bit for this award but to all the universe for conspiring to put that beautiful light of a young lady in my life. And I want to tell Blue that Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you!"

Bruno Mars dedicated his pop vocal album Grammy - forUnorthodox Jukebox- to his mother, who died in June. "I hope you're smiling."

Nashville newcomerKacey Musgraveswon best country album forSame Trailer Different Park, "a record that I poured myself into and I was so proud of," said the singer.

Best country solo performance went to Darius Rucker'sWagon Wheel, while theCivil Wars'From This Valleywon for best country duo/group performance. Musgraves' hitMerry Go 'Roundwas named best country song.

The best rock song category was conquered by the dream team ofDave Grohl,Paul McCartney,Krist NovoselicandPat SmearwithCut Me Some Slack. Grohl said he called up McCartney to jam, and they knocked out the song in a few hours. "We wouldn't be here if it weren't for Paul and Ringo (Starr). To me that is what rock 'n' roll is all about."

Timberlake won two early Grammys:Suit & Tiewas named best music video, andPusher Love Girlwas best R&B song.Alicia Keys'Girl on Firewas tops in the R&B album category, while best urban contemporary album went to Rihanna'sUnapologetic.

Imagine Dragons'Radioactivewon for best rock performance,God Is Dead?garneredBlack Sabbaththe metal performance award, Vampire Weekend'sModern Vampire of the Citypicked up the Grammy for alternative music album, andClarity, by Zedd and featuring Foxes, topped the category for best dance recording.

History was also made byLed Zeppelinas the classic rock band won its first Grammy for best rock album withCelebration Day.

Among other winners announced prior to the telecast, Michael Buble'sTo Be Lovedwon best traditional pop vocal album,Steve Martinand Edie Brickell'sLove Has Come for Youwas named best American roots song, andZiggy Marleyin Concertgarnered best reggae album - sendingSnoop Doggto his 16th Grammy loss.

Draco Rosa'sVidatook home best Latin pop album. Best spoken-word album went to comedian Stephen Colbert'sAmerica Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't, and Kathy Griffin'sCalm Down Gurrlwas best comedy album.

Herb Alpertwon best pop instrumental album forSteppin' Out, Laura Sullivan'sLove's Riverwas named best new age album, the Broadway showKinky Bootsreceived the award for best musical theater album, and theJames BondfilmSkyfallwon both best score soundtrack and best song written for visual media for the Adele title track.

Mandisa's albumOvercomerand its title track won the Grammys for contemporary Christian music album and contemporary Christian song, respectively, andTye Tribbettreceived the honor for best gospel album forGreater Than(Live)as well as best gospel song forIf He Did It Before... Same God (Live).

In jazz categories, saxophonistWayne Shorterconquered the improvised solo category withOrbits, vocal album went to Gregory Porter'sLiquid Spirit,Terri Lyne Carringtonwon instrumental album forMoney Jungle: Provocative in Blue,Night inCalisiawas honored with the large ensemble award, andPaquito D'Riveraand Trio Corrente'sSong for Maurawon best Latin jazz album.

Three other Paul McCartney projects picked up Grammys:Wings Over Americafor best boxed set andLive Kissesfor best music film and surround sound. There were also a pair of tied categories -Gipsy Kings'Savor Flamencoand Ladysmith Black Mambazo'sLive: Singing for Peace Around the Worldsplit for best world music album, and the Rolling Stones'Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965andBill Withers'The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albumswere winners for historical album.

LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE
Read or Share this story: http://on.wtsp.com/N8E6I9