Entertainment Music Robots, silly hats and weddings: The 2014 Grammys wrap

Robots, silly hats and weddings: The 2014 Grammys wrap

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Australia won something! The classical piece Winter Morning Walks featuring the Australian Chamber Orchestra and soprano Dawn Upshaw and written by Maria Schneider won four Grammys at the gala ceremony. These awards were: Best Contemporary Classical Composition, Best Classical Vocal Solo, Best Engineered Album (Classical) and Classical Producer of the Year.

Lorde steals the show: 17 year-old Ella Yelich-O’Connor, better known as Lorde, won two Grammys for her uber-hit Royals. Both of her acceptance speeches were delightfully bashful, as one would expect from a teenager in front of the best of the industry.

Pharrell’s hat: Pharrell’s choice of headgear was similar to that of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on steroids. Social media was quick to react and, of course, gave the hat a well-deserved Twitter account.

The Same Love performance: Imagine having your first dance to a live performance from Madonna. That dream became a reality for 30 gay couples during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance of their hit Same Love. The couples were wed under Californian law by Queen Latifah and Madonna emerged (clad in full white suit) to sing Open Your Heart. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.


Ringo Starr’s performance: He’s still got it! The 73 year-old captivated the audience with his performance of his song Photograph. The performance also featured a montage of old-school Ringo and Beatles shots.

The Get Lucky performance: Not much can go wrong when you put Pharrell, Daft Punk and Stevie Wonder on a stage together. Plus, it was pretty cool to see music industry royalty dancing like teenagers.

Despite their numerous accolades, the robots from Daft Punk never spoke, nor did the men behind the mask. Instead, Pharrell (and his hat) did all the talking.

Beyonce and Jay-Z reuniting: The raunchy, no-holds-barred on-stage reunion of this hip hop power couple opened the show and spawned thousands of gifs.

John Legend serenading his wife: The man with the smooth voice and beautiful piano skills performed his hit All of Me, written for his wife, swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen. Legend kept looking to the left during his performance and it soon became clear why when cameras panned to Teigen, sitting in the crowd smiling with her eyes glued to her husband.


• Album of the YearRandom Access Memories by Daft Punk
• Record of the YearGet Lucky by Daft Punk
• Song of the YearRoyals by Lorde
• Best Pop Vocal AlbumUnorthodox Jukebox by Bruno Mars
• Best Rap/Sung CollaborationHoly Grail By Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake
• Best Country AlbumSame Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
• Best Pop Solo PerformanceRoyals by Lorde
• Best New Artist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
• Best Rock Song: Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear for Cut Me Some Slack.
• Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Daft Punk & Pharrell for Get Lucky

Best dressed

5. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen: Look out Beyonce and Jay-Z, we could have a new power couple in town.


4. Katy Perry: She somehow managed to find a Valentino dress that perfectly fitted the theme of the Grammys. Respect.


3. Anna Kendrick: The usually-demure star flashed some skin but still kept it classy in her lavender Azzaro dress.


2. Bonnie McKee: The colour and fit of this singer-songwriter’s gown cannot be faulted. Love it with her flame-red hair.


1. Taylor Swift: Pure glamour. “It’s bulletproof!” Swift joked of her chain mail-like Dior gown.


Worst dressed

1 (and only). Paula Patton: Lately, Robin Thicke’s wife can do nothing right. This zebra gown is the icing on the cake. Sack the stylist.