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The 56th Grammy Awards, a look at the winners, losers and most memorable moments

Winner for:Best Dance/Electronica Album - Random Access MemoriesBest Engineered Album, Non-Classical - Random Access MemoriesBest Pop Duo/Group Performance - “Get Lucky”Record of the Year - “Get Lucky”
Winner for:Best Dance/Electronica Album - Random Access MemoriesBest Engineered Album, Non-Classical - Random Access MemoriesBest Pop Duo/Group Performance - “Get Lucky”Record of the Year - “Get Lucky”
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The 56th Grammy Awards are over and last night's event, which was front and center at Los Angeles' Staples Center, revealed an unexpected list of winners and losers while also providing several showstopping moments. The four-hour long spectacle was loaded with memorable performances and GIF worthy moments from some of music's top names and faces (Daft Punk excluded for donning the traditional robot suits)-- some of these water-cooler talk moments included-- a wedding during a performance, french robots, and a "Drunk in Love" Beyonce performance that will not soon be forgotten, just to name a few. Here are a look at some of these moments and the headlines that have taken front stage following last night's ceremony.

Daft Punk (5 awards), Macklemore (4 awards), Lorde (2), and Kacey Musgraves (2), were big winners at last night's ceremony while other notable artists like Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Drake, and Kanye West went home empty handed. Kendrick Lamar, who gave one of the evenings most talked about performances and was up for an impressive 7 nominations, was the most surprising name left off the winner's list. The good kid, m.A.A.d city artist received acknowledgement from one of the night's major winners in Macklemore who claimed he robbed Kendrick in the Best Rap Album category via text message to Lamar after the show. Drake and Kanye also came away empty handed after being nominated for 6 trophies between the two; neither of the artists were in attendance for the evening with Kanye electing to skip the Grammy Awards to hang in nearby Mailbu, California with Kim and daughter North West.

French EDM super duo, Daft Punk were the kings of the night, taking home the most mantle pieces winning 5 Grammy awards (all five nominations) on the evening, most notably for Album of the Year and Record of the Year. The minds behind the robot clad musicians, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, remained silent (as per usual) while on stage to accept their awards with collaborator and fellow Grammy winner Pharell Williams accepting "on behalf of the robots" to the crowd's amusement as reported by Chris Talbott of the Miami Herald.

Seattle based "Thrift Shop" rapper Macklemore, nominated for 7 awards, made his presence felt at last night's ceremony, taking home 4 awards including: Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album, Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance. The four awards on the night were the first for the new crowned Grammy artist who missed out on what could have been an even bigger night for the artists who lost out on Song of the Year for "Same Love" to another up and comer Lorde and her ubiquitous chart-topper "Royals".

Two women defining their places among music's elite at last nights ceremony were Lorde and Kacey Musgraves; each taking home two awards from last night's ceremony. Lorde, the 17-year-old singer/songwriter, burst onto the music scene with her mega-hit "Royals"-- following yesterdays golden success (Song of the Year and Best Solo Pop Performance), the superlatives used to describe this artist will begin taking regal connotation.

It was also a stellar evening and potential industry making night for country music 'it' artist Kacey Musgraves who secured Best Country Song and Best Country Album. Musgraves enjoyed a successful 2013 which culminated with her receiving the CMA Awards Artist of the Year in 2013; however last night's Grammy success should serve as the industry clinching moment for the artist. Musgraves beat out Taylor Swift two times for Best Country Album and Best Country Song, helping place an even brighter spotlight on her already glowing star. Lorde and Musgraves are relatively newcomers to the podium but last night's ceremony may solidify both of their places among music's premium crop.

Performances you missed that are still being talked about today:

Beyonce - "Drunk in Love", Macklemore - "Same Love", Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons - "m.A.A.d city"/"Radioactive".

Where were Justin and Miley?

Other noticeable omissions from the evening's entertainers in attendance were frequent headline grabbers Justin Bieber who was reportedly in Panama during last night's awards ceremony and Miley Cyrus, who was at home reportedly playing Guitar Hero at home. If you were unable to catch the show or still would like to see who the winners and nominees were, check out the list below -- did the best artists win?

The list of Winners and Nominees from last night's ceremony via

Song of the year
"Just Give Me a Reason" -- P!nk featuring Nate Ruess
"Locked Out of Heaven" -- Bruno Mars
"Roar" -- Katy Perry
"Royals" -- Lorde -- WINNER
"Same Love" -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best new artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -- WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best pop solo performance
Sara Bareilles -- "Brave"
Lorde -- "Royals" -- WINNER
Bruno Mars -- "When I Was Your Man"
Katy Perry -- "Roar"
Justin Timberlake -- "Mirrors"

Best pop duo/group performance
Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers -- "Get Lucky" -- WINNER
P!nk featuring Nate Ruess -- "Just Give Me a Reason"
Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko -- "Stay"
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell -- "Blurred Lines"
Justin Timberlake and Jay Z -- "Suit & Tie"

Best pop instrumental album
Herb Alpert -- "Steppin' Out" -- WINNER
Boney James -- "The Beat"
Earl Klugh -- "Handpicked"
Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair and Richard Elliot -- "Summer Horns"
Jeff Lorber Fusion -- "Hacienda"

Best pop vocal album
Lana Del Rey -- "Paradise"
Lorde -- "Pure Heroine"
Bruno Mars -- "Unorthodox Jukebox" -- WINNER
Robin Thicke -- "Blurred Lines"
Justin Timberlake -- "The 20/20 Experience -- The Complete Experience"

Best dance recording
"Need U (100%)" -- Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E & MNEK
"Sweet Nothing" -- Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
"Atmosphere" -- Kaskade
"The is What it Feels Like" -- Armin Van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie
"Clarity" -- Zedd featuring Foxes -- WINNER

Best dance/electronica album
"Random Access Memories" -- Daft Punk -- WINNER
"Settle" -- Disclosure
"18 Months" -- Calvin Harris
"Atmosphere" -- Kaskade
"A Color Map of the Sun" -- Pretty Lights

Best traditional pop vocal album
"Viva Duets" -- Tony Bennett and various artists
"To Be Loved" -- Michael Bublé -- WINNER
"The Standards" -- Gloria Estefan
"Cee Lo's Magic Moment" -- Cee Lo Green
"Now" -- Dionne Warwick

Best rock performance
Alabama Shakes -- "Always Alright"
David Bowie -- "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"
Imagine Dragons -- "Radioactive" -- WINNER
Led Zeppelin -- "Kashmir"
Queens of the Stone Age -- "My God is the Sun"
Jack White -- "I'm Shakin' "

Best metal performances
Anthrax -- "T.N.T."
Black Sabbath -- "God is Dead?" -- WINNER
Dream Theater -- "The Enemy Inside"
Killswitch Engage -- "In Due Time"
Volbeat featuring King Diamond -- "Room 24"

Best rock song
"Ain't Messin' 'Round" -- Gary Clark Jr.
"Cut Me Some Slack" -- Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear -- WINNER
"Doom and Gloom" -- The Rolling Stones
"God Is Dead?" -- Black Sabbath
"Panic Station" -- Muse

Best rock album
Black Sabbath -- "13"
David Bowie -- "The Next Day"
Kings of Leon -- "Mechanical Bull"
Led Zeppelin -- "Celebration Day" -- WINNER
Queens of the Stone Age -- "... Like Clockwork"
Neil Young with Crazy Horse -- "Psychedelic Pill"

Best alternative music album
Neko Case -- "The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You"
The National -- "Trouble Will Find Me"
Nine Inch Nails -- "Hesitation Marks"
Tame Impala -- "Lonerism"
Vampire Weekend -- "Modern Vampires of the City" -- WINNER

Best R&B performance
Tamar Braxton -- "Love and War"
Anthony Hamilton -- "Best of Me"
Hiatus Kaiytoe featuring Q-Tip -- "Nakamarra"
Miguel featuring Kendrick Lamar -- "How Many Drinks?"
Snarky Puppy with Lala Hathaway -- "Something" -- WINNER

Best traditional R&B performance
Gary Clark Jr. -- "Please Come Home" -- WINNER
Fantasia -- "Get It Right"
Maysa -- "Quiet Fire"
Gregory Porter -- "Hey Laura"
Ryan Shaw -- "Yesterday"

Best R&B song
"Best of Me" -- Anthony Hamilton
"Love and War" -- Tamar Braxton
"Only One" -- PJ Morton featuring Stevie Wonder
"Pusher Love Girl" -- Justin Timberlake -- WINNER
"Without Me" -- Fantasia featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott

Best urban contemporary album
Tamar Braxton -- "Love and War"
Fantasia -- "Side Effects of You"
Salaam Remi -- "One: In the Chamber"
Rihanna -- "Unapologetic" -- WINNER
Mack Wilds -- "New York: A Love Story"

Best R&B album
Faith Evans -- "R&B Divas"
Alicia Keys -- "Girl on Fire" -- WINNER
John Legend -- "Love in the Future"
Chrisette Michele -- "Better"
TGT -- "Three Kings"

Best rap performance
Drake -- "Started From the Bottom"
Eminem -- "Berserk"
Jay Z -- "Tom Ford"
Kendrick Lamar -- "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz -- "Thrift Shop" -- WINNER

Best rap/sung collaboration
J. Cole featuring Miguel -- "Power Trip"
Jay Z featuring Beyoncé -- "Part II (On the Run)"
Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake -- "Holy Grail" -- WINNER
Kendrick Lamar featuring Mary J. Blige -- "Now or Never"
Wiz Khalifa featuring the Weeknd -- "Remember You"

Best rap song
"F***in' Problems" -- A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar
"Holy Grail" -- Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
"New Slaves" -- Kanye West
"Started From the Bottom" -- Drake
"Thrift Shop" -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -- WINNER

Best rap album
Drake -- "Nothing Was the Same"
Jay Z -- "Magna Carta ... Holy Grail"
Kendrick Lamar -- "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -- "The Heist" -- WINNER
Kanye West -- "Yeezus"

Best country solo performance
Lee Brice -- "I Drive Your Truck"
Hunter Hayes -- "I Want Crazy"
Miranda Lambert -- "Mama's Broken Heart"
Darius Rucker -- "Wagon Wheel" -- WINNER
Blake Shelton -- "Mine Would Be You"

Best country duo/group performance
The Civil Wars -- "From This Valley" -- WINNER
Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill -- "Don't Rush"
Little Big Town -- "Your Side of the Bed"
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban -- "Highway Don't Care"
Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton -- "You Can't Make Old Friends"

Best country song
"Begin Again" -- Taylor Swift
"I Drive Your Truck" -- Lee Brice
"Mama's Broken Heart" -- Miranda Lambert
"Merry Go 'Round" -- Kacey Musgraves -- WINNER
"Mine Would Be You" -- Blake Shelton

Best country album
Jason Aldean -- "Night Train"
Tim McGraw -- "Two Lanes of Freedom"
Kacey Musgraves -- "Same Trailer Different Park" -- WINNER
Blake Shelton -- "Based on a True Story"
Taylor Swift -- "Red"

Best Latin pop album
Frankie J -- "Faith, Hope y Amor"
Ricardo Montaner -- "Viajero Frecuente"
Draco Rosa -- "Vida" -- WINNER
Aleks Syntek -- "Syntek"
Tommy Torres -- "12 Historias"

Best Latin rock, urban or alternative album
Café Tacvba -- "El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco"
El Tri -- "Ojo Por Ojo"
Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas -- "Chances"
La Santa Cecilia -- "Treinta Dias" -- WINNER
Los Amigos Invisibles -- "Repeat After Me"

Producer of the year, nonclassical
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams -- WINNER

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media
"Django Unchained"
"The Great Gatsby" (deluxe edition)
"Les Miserables" (deluxe edition
"Muscle Shoals"
"Sound City: Real to Reel" -- WINNER

Best score soundtrack for visual media
"The Great Gatsby"
"Life of Pi"
"Skyfall" -- WINNER
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best song written for visual media
Coldplay -- "Atlas" -- "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Jessie J -- "Silver Lining" -- "Silver Linings Playbook"
Adele -- "Skyfall" -- "Skyfall" -- WINNER
Colbie Caillat featuring Gavin DeGraw -- "We Both Know" -- "Safe Haven"
Lana Del Rey -- "Young and Beautiful" -- "The Great Gatsby" (deluxe edition)
Regina Spektor -- "You've Got Time" -- "Orange is the New Black"

Best music video
Captial Cities -- "Safe and Sound"
Jay Z -- "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton -- "Can't Hold Us"
Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z -- "Suit & Tie" -- WINNER
Jack White -- "I'm Shakin'"

Best music film
Coldplay -- "Live 2012"
Green Day -- "¡Cuatro!"
Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite -- "I'm in I'm Out and I'm Gone: The Making of Get Up!"
Paul McCartney -- "Live Kisses" -- WINNER
Mumford & Sons -- "The Road to Red Rocks"

See the rest of the Grammy Winners and Nominees at

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