Were the Grammy Awards a disaster, pretty decent or absolutely fabulous? Or a little bit of all?
Join The Times' Mikael Wood and Stacey Leasca right here at 10 a.m. Monday as they discuss the awards, the show and all those things you didn't see during the three-hour-and-43-minute telecast on Sunday night.
In terms of awards, French electronic duo Daft Punk walked away the big winners, with “Random Access Memories” being named album of the year and the hit single “Get Lucky,” with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, winning for record of the year. In total, the helmeted "robots" received four Grammys.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also garnered four Grammys, including new artist and three rap awards generated by their breakthrough album, "The Heist," and another hit single, "Thrift Shop." Lorde collected song of the year honors for "Royals."
But the Grammys show is as much about spectacle as it is about handing out trophies.
Opening with Beyonce and husband Jay Z, the show featured performances by the two surviving members of the Beatles, Taylor Swift, Pink, Metallica and Lang Lang, to name a few. Toward the show's end, Queen Latifah presided over the weddings of nearly three dozen couples, gay and straight, on stage as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed their song "Same Love," which has become a touchstone in the movement to legalize gay marriage. Madonna also sang "Open Your Heart."
And lest we forget: Pharrell Williams' hat, which by the end of the evening had its own Twitter account.
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