Human robots Daft Punk ruled 2013 with their first album in six years, Random Access Memories. “Get Lucky” the albums infectious disco-sounding first single featured Pharrell and was one of summer’s biggest hits. So when the Grammy nominations rolled around it was no surprise that the duo — Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo — were up for five gramophones. And, so far, they are on a winning streak.
Daft Punk picked up their first two awards of the evening during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast. The VIBE summer cover stars won their first award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and later took home the coveted DJ award for Best Dance/Electronica Album, beating out Disclosure (Settle), Calvin Harris (18 Months), Kaskade (Atmosphere) and Pretty Lights (A Color Map of the Sun).
This is Daft Punk’s second Best Dance/Electronica Album win. They won in 2007 for their live mash-up LP Alive. The duo are still up for three more big trophies — Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Album of the Year.