Yes, the Grammy Awards are mostly just an opportunity for really famous and talented people to get together and rock out with some good music. But, occasionally there are also moments where awards are handed out. How rare is that? Let’s just say that over the course of the first hour, we really only had three awards presented.
The following list contains only the victors shown off during the broadcast, and not some of the victorious parties that were announced off-screen.
Best New Artist – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Isn’t it interesting that guys who have been doing this for so long can be considered “new”? Oh, you Grammys and your bizarre machinations.
Duo / Group Collaboration – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, “Get Lucky.” We love this song, and we personally found it very hilarious that these two guys and their helmets still just stood there and didn’t say anything. Pharrell did the talking instead.
Rock Song – David Grohl, Paul McCartney, and more, “Cut Me Some Slack.” There is a part of us that wonders how much the big names impact voting, but then again, this is Paul McCartney. He’s amazing. He doesn’t need an excuse, and neither does Dave Grohl.
Pop Solo Performance – Lorde, “Royals.” Well, does this make up for that lip-sync snafu earlier in the night?
Rap Song – Jay-Z, “Holy Grail.” Apparently, his “gold sippy cup” comment has taken the internet by storm.
Pop Vocal Album – Bruno Mars, “Unorthodox Jukebox.” Very deserved. That’s all that needs to be said.
Country Album – Kacey Musgraves, “Same Trailer, Different Park.” Does this also win surprise of the night?
Song of the Year – Lorde, “Royals.” This song is really cleaning up!
Record of the Year – Daft Punk, “Get Lucky.” More robots not saying anything as an acceptance speech!
Album of the Year – Daft Punk, “Random Access Memories.” One final send-off for the show, and another award for the robots.