And The GRAMMY Went To ... Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Song: "Get Lucky" (iTunes>)
Artist: Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Won for: Record Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Previous wins: Daft Punk have eight prior GRAMMY nominations and two prior GRAMMY wins. Williams has 18 prior GRAMMY nominations and three prior GRAMMY wins, including those as part of the Neptunes and N.E.R.D. Rodgers won his first three GRAMMYs this year for "Get Lucky" and Random Access Memories. He has four prior GRAMMY nominations.
Did you know?: Daft Punk and Williams were among the big winners at the 56th GRAMMY Awards, with four GRAMMYs each. In addition to their two wins for "Get Lucky," Daft Punk, Williams and Rodgers won Album Of The Year for Random Access Memories. The No. 1 album also garnered Daft Punk Best Dance/Electronica Album honors and Williams was named Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical. This marks Williams' second time winning Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical honors. He previously won in 2003 as part of the Neptunes. He is also the third producer to win in this category both on his own and with a partner, following Quincy Jones (who teamed with Michael Jackson for a win) and Babyface (who teamed with partner L.A. Reid for one of his wins).