Grammy Awards 2014: top five unmissable moments

Jan 27, 2014

Daft Punk get lucky, while Beyonce and Jay Z open show with raunchy performance of Drunk in Love

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DAFT PUNK were the big winners at last night's Grammy Awards, where two Beatles superstars were reunited and 33 couples unexpectedly took part in a mass wedding. The winners were announced at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. Here are the top five moments from the ceremony:

Daft Punk get lucky

Daft Punk took home record of the year for Get Lucky and album of the year for Random Access Memories. Wearing their shiny robot helmets, the French electronic duo - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter - won five awards in total but declined to speak. Pharrell Williams, who accepted a number of the awards on their behalf, earned much attention on Twitter for his choice of headwear. The account @PharrellHat, set up in honour of the large Indiana-Jones-style headpiece, had more than 11,000 followers by the end of the night.

Raunchy performance from Beyonce and Jay Z

Beyonce and Jay Z opened the show with Drunk in Love. Beyonce was seen writhing around on a wooden chair in a leather thong and fishnet tights before her husband joined her on stage for an affectionate duet. Jay Z later held up his best rap/sung collaboration award and gave a message to the couple's daughter Blue: "Look, Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you."

Mass wedding ceremony

More than 30 couples, some gay, some straight, took part in a mass wedding at this year's Grammys. They were joined in matrimony during a performance of Same Love, a song written in support of same-sex marriage, by the rap duo Macklemore & Lewis. The marriages were officiated by Queen Latifah, while Madonna also sang on stage.

Beatles reunion

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who picked up the lifetime achievement award, reunited for a rare performance on the Grammy stage. After being introduced by Julia Roberts, McCartney sat down on a psychedelic-painted piano with Starr on drums to perform Queenie Eye from McCartney's latest album, New. Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the widow of the late George Harrison, were also in the audience.

Head-banging Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's head-banging was a hot topic on Twitter last night. The country pop singer whipped her hair around as she performed All Too Well on the piano. Swift was also caught on camera looking gobsmacked after thinking she was going to win for album of the year, which went instead to Daft Punk.

Main award winners

Album of the year: Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

Record of the year: Get Lucky, Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers

Song of the year: Royals, Lorde

New artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Pop vocal album: Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars

Pop/duo group performance: Get Lucky, Daft Punk with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers

Rap/sung collaboration: Holy Grail, Jay Z with Justin Timberlake

Rock song: Cut Me Some Slack, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear

Rap song: Thrift Shop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

R&B song: Pusher Love Girl, James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley and Justin Timberlake

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