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Kendrick Lamar Snubbed, Led Zeppelin Bizarrely Awarded: Grammys 2014

( [email protected] ) Jan 27, 2014 03:14 PM EST
Daft Punk got "Lucky" on Sunday night, as the French duo nabbed record of the year for their single "Get Lucky" and album of the year for "Random Access Memories" at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
Kendrick Lamar

Daft Punk got "Lucky" on Sunday night, as the French duo nabbed record of the year for their single "Get Lucky" and album of the year for "Random Access Memories" at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

The robot-headed artists also took Best Dance/Electronic Album, Best Engineered Album (Non-classical), and Best Pop-duo/group performance, giving them a total five awards this year. Daft Punk has accumulated a total of seven Grammys, having won their first two awards back in 2009.

However, one artist was not lucky and left the Grammys robbed and empty-handed. Five-time nominated Compton native Kendrick Lamar was expected to win best new artist and best rap album, but was snubbed by the radio-friendly Seattle based hip-hop collaboration Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Macklemore's victory drew much ire in the Twitter-sphere as fans voiced out their displeasure. It was upsetting that the "good kid, m.A.A.d city" artist who drew comparisons with the deceased Tupac Shakur got snubbed. Even Macklemore himself was surprised and felt the awards should have been given to Kendrick Lamar. He posted a screenshot of his apology to Kendrick Lamar on Instagram, letting his fans know that even he felt Lamar was the better rapper.

Earlier today on a radio interview with Hot 97's Morning Show, Macklemore spoke up about his controversial win.
"Try being the guy that won that award," Macklemore confessed. "It's a blessing and curse. A little bit more a curse."

"First and foremost, Kendrick is a friend of mine -- I love his music," he continued. "In my opinion he had the Best Rap Album of the year."

Lamar did not create any uproar after getting snubbed, putting on one of the best performances of the night alongside fellow new artist and rock outfit, Imagine Dragons. After the award ceremony, the "Swimming Pools" rapper went to L.A.'s House of Blues for the Top Dawg Entertainment fan appreciation show, performing two songs and inviting a fan to freestyle with him on the stage.

Another controversial Grammy award victory was the best rock album awarded to Led Zeppelin's "Celebration Day," which was recorded back in 2007 at a live reunion concert held at London's O2 Arena.  Not only was the recording more than half a decade old, the English outfit has remained split up since 1980, the year drummer John Bonham died, making the album's victory one of the most bizarre in recent times.

Jesup native and a pastor of worship at the Dream Center Church in Atlanta, Tasha Cobb took the best gospel/contemporary Christian music performance award for "Break Every Chain [Live]", her first Grammy. She was close to winning two that night, having been nominated for best gospel album for "Grace [Live]," but lost to Tye Tribbett "Greater Than [Live]." Tribbett also won best gospel song for "If He Did It Before...Same God [Live]."

Mandisa went home with double, winning best contemporary Christian music album for "Overcomer" and best contemporary Christian music song for the title track of that album.