Updated: 01/27/2014 10:47 AM
Created: 01/27/2014 10:46 AM WDIO.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Daft Punk has won the top honor at Grammy Awards, taking album of the year for "Random Access Memories."
The French electronic pioneers capped the night with the win after taking record of the year for "Get Lucky."
The two mask-wearing musicians hugged each other for several seconds before taking the stage with Pharrell, Nile Rodgers and Paul Williams, part of the large crew who helped Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo produce the album.
They beat out Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Sara Bareilles for the award.
"Get Lucky" was one of the year's largest hits and spearheaded Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," which also took best dance/electronica album.
Lorde's 'Royals' wins song of the year
Precocious teenager Lorde is the Grammy Awards song of the year winner.
Lorde's inescapable anti-swag anthem "Royals" continued its unlikely run through pop music Sunday night, giving the New Zealander her second Grammy Award of the evening.
"Royals" was originally recorded by Lorde and Joel Little to be given away for free, but ended up making the singer one of the year's biggest surprises. The describes a night of partying done on the cheap - unlike many current pop songs - with the hook: "We don't care, we're not caught up in your love affair."
She won in a category that included major pop stars Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Pink and the early Grammys leader Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who have four awards.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win best new artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis picked up major honor best new artist.
This, after they won best rap song and rap performance for "Thrift Shop," and best rap album for "The Heist" in a stunning three-minute period during the pre-telecast awards ceremony at the nearby Nokia Theatre.
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