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Daft Punk Sweeps The Grammys; Cedric Gervais, Zedd Also Win- EDM News


Paul Williams Accepting Album Of The Year For Daft Punk. Image Credit:Getty Images

Daft Punk Sweeps The Grammys. Cedric Gervais, Zedd Also Win- EDM News

French electronic music duo Daft Punk swept the 2014 Grammys with Random Access Memories, winning in all five categories that they were nominated. The duo (Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter), wore their signature robot helmets at the event and won for Album of The Year, Record Of The Year ("Get Lucky"), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance "Get lucky", Electronic/Dance Album of the Year and Best Engineered Album. This is the first year an electronic music act has taken Album Of The Year.

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Daft Punk had producer/singer Pharrell Williams and collaborator/song writer Paul Williams make their acceptance speeches while they nodded along.  The robots traditionally don't speak.

Paul Williams joked while on stage saying ""back when I was drinking and using, 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."

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Daft Punk also performed an extended mash-up version "Get Lucky" during the three hour telecast with Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, and Nile Rodgers also taking the stage.

The performance, over five minutes long, also featured versions of Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger", Chic's "Le Freak" and Stevie Wonder's "Another Star".

In the other EDM categories, Cedric Gervais won Best Dance/Electronic Remix for Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness". Zedd won Best Dance Recording for "Clarity" featuring Foxes.

Watch Daft Punk's 2014 Grammy performance below-

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