Daft Punk sweep the Grammys, Zedd and Cedric Gervais score first Grammy wins
The 56th annual Grammys have come to an end and once again electronic dance music inches closer to the spotlight. This year Daft Punk took home the Grammy for Best Dance/Electronica Album, besting Pretty Lights, Disclosure, Calvin Harris, and Kaskade. The pair entered the live telecast by winning Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Pharrell, and ended their five for five sweep with Album of the Year, a first of its kind for an electronic music act.
Pharrell won two Grammys; Producer of the Year, Non-Classical and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance alongside Daft Punk.
Zedd closes out a monumental year with his first Grammy win for his work with Foxes on “Clarity,” while Cedric Gervais makes a big splash for his remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness.”
With Daft Punk’s second TV performance of all time (and one of the only electronic acts to ever grace the Grammys stage) this year’s ceremony continued to acknowledge the presence and growth of electronic music.
In the words of Kaskade, “Dance music has come a long way.”