Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder & Pharrell Williams’ Epic Collab at the Grammys

January 28, 2014
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Beyoncé and Jay Z kicked off music’s biggest night at Staples Center Sunday night with their absurdly sexy and oh-so-badass performance of “Drunk in Love,” and we just weren’t ready. After the fact, Mr. and Mrs. Carter had us thinking the 56th Annual Grammy Awards couldn’t possibly get much better performance-wise. That is, until we saw what Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers (of Chic), Stevie Wonder and Daft Punk had in store: one of the most epic and euphonious collaborations ever to ever grace the Grammy stage – some might say.

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The performance started out with smooth and simple vocals from Pharrell and Stevie; each singer had their turn at a verse from the Daft Punk summer jam “Get Lucky,” which was also Grammy Record of the Year.  Moments later, Daft Punk, who donned some gleaming white helmets and suits, appeared behind the band in a studio-like booth and began to mix it up. The song’s beat seamlessly transitioned to include fragments of Chic’s “Le Freak,” Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and Stevie’s “Another Star.” The constantly changing mash-up was complemented by laser-like lights that gave the overall performance a Daft Punk flavor. It was as if these four artists were destined to share the stage.

This impressive collaboration brought the star-filled audience to its feet. Artists like Beyoncé, Jay Z, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Keith Urban, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Steven Tyler gave their full attention as they grooved to the music. After the performance, Nile Rodgers reflected on its epic-ness in the pressroom.

“Normally, I’m never at a loss for words, but this is a shock for me tonight. Getting a chance to play with Stevie Wonder was all I expected. I’m really blown away.”

While Pharrell’s choice of hat made some headlines of its own, he also brought home a Grammy win for Producer of the Year and shared Best Pop Duo for his “Get Lucky” collab with Daft Punk. The biggest win of the night, Album of the Year, also went to the robot pair for “Random Access Memories“. Their post-win hug inspired some popular hashtags such as #RobotHug on Twitter.

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After watching this Grammy performance over and over again, there is only one question left to ask: can I buy this on iTunes, or…?

If we find a version that includes Stevie Wonder on iTunes, our faithful readers will be the first to know. Since we can’t seem to find the Grammy performance, we’ll just have to keep listening to the album recording of “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers. It just might be (maybe) the grooviest song ever.

What was your favorite performance from Grammy night? Tweet us @weknowthedj!

~ Jenni Moore (@JenniferKayMo)

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