Album of the Year Grammy Goes to Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories”

Going into the announcement for Album of the Year, the oddsmakers were three-for-three on the “Big” awards.

They correctly predicted Macklemore & Ryan Lewis would grab the Grammy for Best New Artist. They anticipated Lorde’s “Royals” winning Song of the Year, and they gave Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” the edge to win Record of the Year.

That hot streak did not extend to Album of the Year.

While Vegas expected Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “The Heist” to claim the trophy, the honor instead went to Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories.”

The album, which appeared near the top of most “Best of 2013” lists, also beat out Sara Bareilles’ “The Blessed Unrest,” Taylor Swift’s “Red” and Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, mAAd city” to win the most coveted prize at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

Written by Brian Cantor

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