Daft Punk scooped Best Song and Best Album at the Grammy Awards Sunday night.
The French duo took him Best Album for Random Access Memories and both Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo or Group performance for their collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, "Get Lucky."
The duo - Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, clad in their trademark robot suits - didn't speak as they accepted their trophies, but Pharrell gave thanks on their behalf while collecting Record of the Year. "I supposed the robots would like to thank ... you know, honestly, I bet France is really proud of these guys right now," he said.
Lorde took home the third big prize of the night, winning Song of the Year, for her debut single and breakthrough hit, "Royals." Accepting the trophy she paid tribute to co-writer Joel Little, adding, "Thank you to everyone who has let the song explode, because it's been mental."
Jessie J has pulled out of Robin Thicke's tour to concentrate on recording.
The "Price Tag" singer confirmed that she will no longer be supporting the R&B artist in North America in an effort to focus on recording an American version of her second studio album Alive in an attempt to break the US. The star was due to head out on the road in support of the "Blurred Lines" man in February and March, but she took to Twitter today to reveal her cancellation.
"I'm off to the USA to dedicate my time to my heartbeats who have had less of my time than anywhere in the world in the past few years. No gigs, no music released! So I am going into the studio to write and finish the US version of Alive and hopefully do some small shows and prove to my fans how much I want to be there! Not everything is in my control! But I am making it my goal that my album is released in the USA this year!" she wrote.
Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Pink are among the artists set to perform at the Grammy Awards later this month.
The "Just Give Me a Reason" hitmaker is set to perform the duet, nominated for Song of the Year, with indie rocker Nate Ruess from FUN, while Katy will sing her recent hit "Roar" at the 56th ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26.
"Everything Has Changed" singer Taylor, who is nominated for Album of the Year, Best Country Song, Best Country Duo/Pop Performance and Best Country Album, will also take to the stage.
Other performers will include Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, T.I., Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Robin Thicke, who will sing his hit "Blurred Lines" alongside the '70s and '80s band Chicago, whose "The Chicago Transit Authority" album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.
Rick Ross is suing LMFAO over some of their "Party Rock Anthem" lyrics.
The 37-year-old rapper has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the electropop duo after claiming the pair's use of phrase "everyday I'm shuffling" in the 2010 chart-topper is too similar to the phrase "everyday I'm hustlin,'" which was on his 2006 hit "Hustlin." He alleges LMFAO's lyric is an "obvious attempt to capitalize on the fame and success of 'Hustlin'" and is "performed in a manner to sound like" Ross' own.
Daft Punk will perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in 2014.
The "One More Time" hitmakers are set to play material from their fourth studio album Random Access Memories for the first time during the ceremony on January 26 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The duo - which includes Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Tomas Bangalter - have been nominated for four awards in the ceremony. These include Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year and Best Pop Group performance for "Get Lucky," which features Pharrell Williams and was co-written with Nile Rodgers.
Lindsay Lohan wants to reignite her music career.
\The 27-year-old actress, who released her debut album, Speak in December 2004, is interested in moving on from her pop past and spent some time experimenting with Electronic Dance Music (EDM) tracks in a recording studio in New York City last weekend.
A source told gossip website TMZ.com that Lindsay, who signed a recording contract with Casablanca Records, headed by Tommy Mottola in 2004, is eager to ink a new deal with a label but hasn't signed anything yet. The insider said that The Canyons star has also been in touch with her friends in the industry, including Lady Gaga and ex-boyfriend Max George from The Wanted, to ask them for advice and support.
Jay Z leads the way in the 2014 Grammy Awards shortlist with nine nominations.
The star has picked up several nods ahead of the ceremony next year including two in both the Best Music Video and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration categories. He was also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album and Best Recording Package.
Nominations were revealing during a special live concert last night and Jay Z's collaborator Justin Timberlake is also in the running to dominate the ceremony in January. As well as being nominated alongside his friend in four categories, the "Mirrors" hitmaker is on the shortlist for Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best R&B Song.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, and the duo face stiff competition across all categories.
Lady Gaga was pressured to drop a controversial song about Princess Diana from her new album.
The 27-year-old star had wanted "Princess Die" included on her third studio LP ARTPOP - which will released on Monday - but worried record company bosses at her label Streamline and parent firm Interscope urged her to axe the song fearing it may upset fans of the late Diana.
"Lady Gaga was passionate about Princess Diana and, though she admitted it wasn't her best work, she still wanted it on the album. But after the adverse reaction it got from fans in the UK when she sang it at her gigs last year, the record company bosses stepped in. They persuaded her to remove it from the album to keep the peace. There still is a lot of emotion over Princess Di. Her death remains a very sensitive subject," a source said.
Gaga performed the song, written in 2011, at a concert in Twickenham, London, last year and told a somewhat skeptical crowd that it was her way of paying homage to the beloved royal - the mother of Princes William and Harry who tragically died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
Eminem was crowned Artist of the Year at the YouTube awards.
The 41-year-old rapper walked away with the gong at the ceremony held in New York City Sunday night, while Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" won the YouTube Phenomenon award. The Video of the Year award went to the South Korean girl band Girls' Generation for their song, "I Got A Boy," while DeStorm Power received the Innovation of the Year prize. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis received the Breakthrough of the Year gong for their new anthem "Same Love."
Jason Schwartzman and musician Reggie Watts were presiding the first ever YouTube ceremony, which featured artists such as Lady Gaga and M.I.A making live music videos directed by the awards' creator Spike Jonze. The event, which was streamed live on the video sharing website, saw Lady Gaga perform her new single "Dope" for the first time.
Nominees were selected by the amount of YouTube views, likes, comments and subscription figures for different artists.
Kesha has been banned from performing in Malaysia.
The "Tik Tok" hitmaker was forced to cancel her concert Kuala Lumpur stadium tonight, after authorities threatened to imprison her because they decided her gig would harm cultural and religious sensitivities in the Muslim-majority country.
The 26-year-old singer admitted she was extremely disappointed by the decision. She tweeted, "I love my Malaysian animals so so much. xx I tried animals." She later added, "to be clear. I did NOT cancel. I was not allowed to play. and then I was going to play anyways and was threatened with imprisonment. [sic]"
The gig's organizer Livescape said it received a letter about the ban on Friday night, according to CTV News.
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