Grammy Awards 2014 Highlights: Unlikely Performances, 33 Weddings; Complete List of Winners [PHOTOS]

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By Raymond Ronamai | January 27, 2014 11:23 PM EST

The Grammy Awards 2014 saw Daft Punk and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis walking away with four awards apiece, at a glittering ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Daft Punk, who came wearing their trademark helmets, won four awards, including Album of the Year for "Random Access Memories" and Record of the Year for "Get Lucky", which also featured Pharrell Williams.

"I supposed the robots would like to thank... you know, honestly, I bet France is really proud of these guys right now," said Williams on behalf of the duo, who accepted the awards wearing helmets as usual.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won four awards, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album for "The Heist". Lorde got two awards - Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance - for her song "Royals".

Other artists, who were honored at the ceremony, include Kacey Musgraves, Bruno Mars, Michael Buble, Darius Rucker, Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Jay Z and Adele.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by LL Cool J, kicked off with Beyonce and Jay Z performing "Drunk In Love". The night also saw a few unlikely combinations - rapper Kendrick Lamar performed with rockers Imagine Dragons, Robin Thicke joined rock band Chicago, while Stevie Wonder performed with Daft Punk.

What stole the spotlight at the ceremony was the marriage of 33 couples while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed "Same Love". The duo performed the gay acceptance hit as 33 same-sex and heterosexual couples got married in the middle of the performance, with Queen Latifah officiating. Madonna joined in wearing an all-white suit and hat, and sang "Open Your Heart" and some of "Same Love" with Mary Lambert. Keith Urban cried and Katy Perry caught a bouquet during the performance, where Ryan Lewis' sister was among those who tied the knot.

Here is the complete list of winners at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Daft Punk - Get Lucky

SONG OF THE YEAR
Lorde - Royals

BEST NEW ARTIST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Lorde - Royals

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Steppin' Out - Herb Alpert

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox

BEST DANCE RECORDING
Clarity - Zedd Featuring Foxes

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM
Random Access Memories - Daft Punk

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
Michael Buble - To Be Loved

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
God Is Dead? - Black Sabbath

BEST ROCK SONG
Cut Me Some Slack - Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Celebration Day - Led Zeppelin

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Modern Vampires Of The City - Vampire Weekend

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
Something - Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
Please Come Home - Gary Clark Jr.

BEST R&B SONG
Pusher Love Girl - James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Unapologetic - Rihanna

BEST R&B ALBUM
Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
Holy Grail - Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake

BEST RAP SONG
Thrift Shop - Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

BEST RAP ALBUM
The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
The Civil Wars - From This Valley

BEST COUNTRY SONG
Kacey Musgraves - Merry Go Round

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer, Different Park

BEST NEW AGE ALBUM
Love's River - Laura Sullivan

BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO
Orbits - Wayne Shorter, soloist

BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
Liquid Spirit - Gregory Porter

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue - Terri Lyne Carrington

BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM
Night In Calisia - Randy Brecker, Włodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic

BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM
Song For Maura - Paquito D'Rivera And Trio Corrente

BEST GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Break Every Chain [Live] - Tasha Cobbs

BEST GOSPEL SONG
If He Did It Before... Same God [Live] - Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONG
Overcomer - David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM
Greater Than [Live] - Tye Tribbett

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM
Overcomer - Mandisa

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM
Vida - Draco Rosa

BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
Treinta Días - La Santa Cecilia

BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (INCLUDING TEJANO)
A Mi Manera - Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM
Pacific Mambo Orchestra - Pacific Mambo Orchestra

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG
Love Has Come For You - Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
Old Yellow Moon - Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM
The Streets Of Baltimore - Del McCoury Band

BEST BLUES ALBUM
Get Up! - Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite

BEST FOLK ALBUM
My Favorite Picture Of You - Guy Clark

BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM
Dockside Sessions - Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

BEST REGGAE ALBUM
Ziggy Marley In Concert - Ziggy Marley

BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
Savor Flamenco - Gipsy Kings

BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM
Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well - Jennifer Gasoi

BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (INCLUDES POETRY, AUDIO BOOKS & STORYTELLING)
America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't - Stephen Colbert

BEST COMEDY ALBUM
Calm Down Gurrl - Kathy Griffin

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
Kinky Boots - Billy Porter & Stark Sands, principal soloists; Sammy James Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & William Wittman, producers; Cyndi Lauper, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Stark Sands, Billy Porter & Others)

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Sound City: Real To Reel - Butch Vig, compilation producer

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Skyfall - Thomas Newman, composer

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Skyfall - Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION
Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra - Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT
On Green Dolphin Street - Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT ACCOMPANYING VOCALIST(S)
Swing Low - Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)

BEST RECORDING PACKAGE
Long Night Moon - Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)

BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE
Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition) - Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings)

BEST ALBUM NOTES
Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded) - Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)

BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM
Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965 - Teri Landi, Andrew Loog Oldham & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (The Rolling Stones)

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL
Random Access Memories - Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Antoine "Chab" Chabert, Bob Ludwig, mastering engineers (Daft Punk)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Pharrell Williams

BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL
Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) - Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)

BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM
Live Kisses - Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer (Paul McCartney)

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL
Winter Morning Walks

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL
David Frost

BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 - Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)

BEST OPERA RECORDING
Adès: The Tempest - Thomas Adès, conductor; Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE
Pärt: Adam's Lament - Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)

BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Roomful Of Teeth - Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth

BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra - Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

BEST CLASSICAL VOCAL SOLO
Winter Morning Walks - Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM
Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik - Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks - Maria Schneider, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson & Australian Chamber Orchestra)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z

BEST MUSIC FILM
Live Kisses - Paul McCartney

Daft Punk accept the award for record of the year for
Daft Punk accept the award for record of the year for "Get Lucky" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
Hip hop artists Macklemore and Lewis pose backstage with their awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance for
Hip hop artists Macklemore and Lewis pose backstage with their awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance for "Thrift Shop", Best Rap Song for "Thrift Shop" and Best Rap Album for "The Heist" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
Macklemore, Mary Lambert, Madonna, Ryan Lewis and Queen Latifah perform
Macklemore, Mary Lambert, Madonna, Ryan Lewis and Queen Latifah perform "Same Love" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
Pink performs
Pink performs "Try" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
Producer Paul Williams accepts the award for Album of the year for Daft Punk's
Producer Paul Williams accepts the award for Album of the year for Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" as Rodgers and Pharrell Williams applaud at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angele
Lorde is accompanied by producer Little after the won the award for Song of the Year for
Lorde is accompanied by producer Little after the won the award for Song of the Year for "Royals" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
Musgraves is hugged by producer Laird after she accepted the award for best country album for
Musgraves is hugged by producer Laird after she accepted the award for best country album for "Same Trailer, Different Park" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
Rogers and Williams perform Daft Punk's
Rogers and Williams perform Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

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Daft Punk accept the award for record of the year for "Get Lucky" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
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Hip hop artists Macklemore and Lewis pose backstage with their awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance for "Thrift Shop", Best Rap Song for "Thrift Shop" and Best Rap Album for "The Heist" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
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Macklemore, Mary Lambert, Madonna, Ryan Lewis and Queen Latifah perform "Same Love" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
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Pink performs "Try" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
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Producer Paul Williams accepts the award for Album of the year for Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" as Rodgers and Pharrell Williams applaud at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angele
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Lorde is accompanied by producer Little after the won the award for Song of the Year for "Royals" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
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Musgraves is hugged by producer Laird after she accepted the award for best country album for "Same Trailer, Different Park" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
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Rogers and Williams perform Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
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