Grammy Awards 2014
The robot duo Daft Punk, the young Lorde and the ethernal Sir Paul McCartney are the undisputed winners of the 56th edition of Grammy’s 2014, held on Sunday night January 26th in L.A. That’s about the winners…if about winners we can talk about!
83 awards assigned by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in total and the longest red carpet ceremony, the biggest and gorgeous show in the ceremony’s 56 year history. That’s about the numbers.
Daft Punk performed a medley centered around summer hit Get Lucky with Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers, and Pharrell (wow!). The show opened with the couple in love Beyoncé and Jay Z, later on Kendrick Lamar performed with Imagine Dragons, Lorde did Royals, and Paul McCartney was joined by Ringo Starr. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham closed the show with Copy of A and My God Is the Sun. That’s about the performances.
Just one comment I want to leave after the circus is closed: no one can be a winner at the Grammy’s with 83 cathegories! Here below the long list.
From your Undercover Agent
Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Get Lucky by Daft Punkfeaturing Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Best Rock Song: Cut Me Some Slack by Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear
Best Pop Solo Performance: Royals by Lorde
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Holy Grail by Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
Best Pop Vocal Album: Unorthodox Jukebox by Bruno Mars
Best Country Album: Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
Song Of The Year: Royals (Lorde) by Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor
Record Of The Year: Get Lucky by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Album Of The Year: Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: To Be Loved by Michael Buble
Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley In Concert by Ziggy Marley
Best Latin Pop Album: Vida by Draco Rosa
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
Best Rap Performance: Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Best Rap Song: Thrift Shop by Ben Haggerty (Macklemore) & Ryan Lewis
Best Rap Album: The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best R&B Performance: Something by Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Please Come Home by Gary Clark Jr.
Best R&B Song: Pusher Love Girl by James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Unapologetic by Rihanna
Best R&B Album: Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys
Best Music Video: Suit & Tie/Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z (David Fincher, video director)
Best Music Film: Live Kisses/Paul McCartney (Jonas Akerlund, video director)
Best Country Solo Performance: Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: From This Valley by The Civil Wars
Best Country Song: Merry Go ‘Round by Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne
Best Metal Performance: God Is Dead? by Black Sabbath
Best Rock Album: Celebration Day by Led Zeppelin
Best Rock Performance: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
Best Alternative Music Album: Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Pharrell Williams
Recording Academy Honourees: Rick Hall, Jim Marshall & Ennio Morricone
Lifetime Achievement Awards:Beatles, Clifton Chenier, The Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson, Armando Manzanero & Maud Powell