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Grammy winners
Winners in selected categories at the 56th annual Grammy Awards announced Sunday:
Song of the Year: “Royals,” written by Joel Little and Ella Yelich O’Connor, performed by Lorde
Best new artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Pop vocal album: “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars
Pop solo performance: “Royals,” Lorde
Pop duo/group performance: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk
Traditional pop vocal album: “To Be Loved,” Michael Buble
Rap performance: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Rap song: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Rap album: “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
R&B performance: “Something,” Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway
Traditional R&B performance: “Please Come Home,” Gary Clark Jr.
R&B song: “Pusher Love Girl,” James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley and Justin Timberlake
R&B album: “Girl on Fire,” Alicia Keys
Urban contemporary album: “Unapologetic,” Rihanna
Rock performance: “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons
Rock album: “Celebration Day,” Led Zeppelin
Rock song: “Cut Me Some Slack, ” Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear
Hard rock/metal performance: “God is Dead,” Black Sabbath
Alternative music album: “Modern Vampires of the City,” Vampire Weekend
Dance recording: “Clarity,” Zedd featuring Foxes
Dance/electronica album: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk
Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams
Latin pop album: “Vida,” Draco Rosa
Latin rock, urban or alternative album: “Treinta Dias,” La Santa Cecilia
Latin jazz album: “Song for Maura,” Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente
Tropical Latin album: “Pacific Mambo Orchestra,” Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Country album: “Same Trailer Different Park,” Kacey Musgraves
Country solo performance: “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker
Country duo/group performance: “From This Valley,” The Civil Wars
Country song: “Merry Go ’Round,” Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourne
Gospel song: “If He Did It Before ... Same God (Live),” Tye Tribbett
Gospel album: “Greater Than (Live),” Tye Tribbettlatin
Blues album: “Get Up!,” Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
Folk album: “My Favorite Picture of You,” Guy Clark
Americana album: “Old Yellow Moon,” Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Bluegrass album: “The Streets of Baltimore,” Del McCoury Band
Reggae album: “Ziggy Marley in Concert,” Ziggy Marley
World music album: “Live: Singing for Peace Around the World,” Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and “Savor Flamenco,” Gypsy Kings (tie)
Children’s album: “Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well,” Jennifer Gasoi
Spoken word album: “America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t,” Stephen Colbert
Comedy album: “Calm Down Gurrl,” Kathy Griffin
New age album: “Love’s River,” Laura Sullivan
Jazz vocal album: “Liquid Spirit,” Gregory Porter
Jazz instrumental album: “Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue,” Terri Lyne Carringto.
Large jazz ensemble album: “Night in Calisia,” Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio and Kalisz Philharmonic
Pop instrumental album: “Steppin’ Out,” Herb Alpert
Compilation soundtrack album: “Sound City: Real to Reel,” Dave Grohl and various artists, Butch Vig
Score soundtrack album: “Skyfall,” Thomas Newman, composer
Song written for visual media: “Skyfall,” Adele and Paul Epworth
Musical theater album: “Kinky Boots,” Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Sammy James Jr., Stephen Oremus and William Wittman
Producer of the year, classical: David Frost
Instrumental composition: “Pensamientos for Solo Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orechestra,” Clare Fischer
Orchestral performance: “Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4,” Osmo Vanska, conductor
Opera recording: “Ades: The Tempest,” Thomas Ades, Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna, Alan Oke, Jay David Saks
Associated Press
Paul McCartney, left, and Ringo Starr acknowledge the audience after performing Sunday at the Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Macklemore & Lewis pull Grammy ‘Heist’

– Macklemore and Ryan Lewis might shop at thrift shops, but they now have a ton of Grammy gold.

The rap duo won at least four Grammy Awards on Sunday, including best new artist and rap album for “The Heist,” beating efforts from Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West and Drake.

Macklemore & Lewis also were nominated for album and song of the year.

(Editor’s note: The awards ceremony was in progress at The Journal Gazette’s deadline.)

“Wow, we’re here on the stage right now,” said Macklemore, thanking fans first, then his fiancé and team. “I want to say we made this album without a record label, we made it independently, and we appreciate all the support.”

Beyonce kicked off the Grammy Awards with a steamy and smoky performance of “Drunk In Love:” She started on a chair and then grinded in a revealing black outfit. Jay Z emerged in a fitted suit to rap his verse, and the couple held hands and danced together.

Robin Thicke performed with Chicago, singing the group’s songs before going into “Blurred Lines,” which energized the crowd. Thicke finished the performance singing on the floor. Katy Perry sang “Dark Horse” in an eerie forest with fire that mirrored the song’s vibe, and John Legend and Taylor Swift – who whipped her head, and hair, back and forth – played pianos during their slow songs.

Daft Punk, nominated for record and album of the year, were double winners, picking up honors for best dance/electronica album for “Random Access Memories” and pop duo/group performance for “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

“Dude, on the behalf of the robots: Thank you, thank you, thank you,” said Williams, who also won non-classical producer of the year.

Looking to Daft Punk, sporting their signature helmets, Williams said: “They want to thank their families. And of course, the incredible Nile.”

Macklemore & Lewis’ wins, which include best rap song and rap performance for “Thrift Shop,” came after the Grammy rap committee almost ousted the group from its categories. A source told The Associated Press that the rap committee rejected the duo, but that was later overruled by the general Grammy committee. The source, who attended the general Grammy meeting, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the meeting was private.

Justin Timberlake won two trophies, including best R&B song for “Pusher Love Girl” and music video for “Suit & Tie,” which also earned Jay Z a Grammy. Lorde, Paul McCartney, engineer Bob Ludwig and gospel singer Tye Tribett were double winners.