56th Annual Grammy Award winners announced

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

LOS ANGELES - The big winners at the 56th Annual Grammy awards on Sunday night turned out to be couples as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Daft Punk took home four awards apiece and a few dozen people were married on stage at the Staples Center.

The robot-uniformed French electronic duo Daft Punk bested Lorde and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to take home the album and record of the year.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won best new artist and received three awards in the rap field before the show began with best rap album for The Heist and best rap performance and best rap song for Thrift Shop.

During their performance of Same Love, 33 couples were married on stage. Queen Latifah officiated the ceremony and Madonna joined the musical performance, while wearing an all-white pantsuit and cowboy hat.

Lorde's Royals won the song of the year and best pop solo performance, making the 17-year-old the third-youngest Grammy winner in history.

Aside from the rap category, the main genre winners went as expected. Daft Punk took home the best dance/electronica album award. Kacey Musgraves won best country album for her Same Trailer Different Park. Best rock album was awarded to the controversial nominee Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day, which was recorded at a 2007 concert.

LL Cool J hosted the show for the third consecutive time.