Daft Punk French dance duo wins big at Grammy Awards

Daft Punk French dance duo wins big at Grammy Awards

PanARMENIAN.Net - French dance duo Daft Punk have taken top honours at the Grammy Awards, winning five prizes including album and record of the year, according to BBC News.

Hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took four awards - best new artist plus best rap album, song and performance.

Justin Timberlake won three, while New Zealand teenager Lorde picked up two including song of the year for Royals.

Sir Paul McCartney was among the other double winners and also reunited with his Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr.

The pair teamed up for Sir Paul's song Queenie Eye during the ceremony, which is known for its heavyweight on-stage collaborations.

The show was opened by Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce, while Madonna joined Macklemore and Lewis during their anti-homophobia anthem Same Love, as 33 same-sex and heterosexual couples got married on stage.

Other collaborations included Metallica performing with pianist Lang Lang and Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams being joined by Stevie Wonder to perform Get Lucky.

Get Lucky, which featured producer and singer Pharrell and disco guitarist and producer Rodgers, was one of the biggest hits of 2013.

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