Daft Punk score Grammy nomination 7 years too late!

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A clear indication that the people behind the Grammy Awards are quite possibly out of their minds; nominees for the 2009 event have been revealed today and long-serving French electro robots Daft Punk have been given a run in the Best Dance Recording category for Harder Better Faster Stronger... a mere 7 years after it was initially released!

Evidently the powers that be weren’t familiar with Thomas and Guy-Manuel’s work until Kanye West saw fit to sample their iconic tune, but regardless of the fact you’ve got to give credit where credit’s due, so congrats to Daft Punk. Maybe next year they’ll have some newer material? One can only hope.

Not to be outdone, Australia’s own Sam Sparro – who will tour the country with the Good Vibrations Festival in early 2009 – also picked up a nomination in the Best Dance Recording category for his hit Black & Gold, along with Big Day Out regulars Hot Chip, however the remaining contenders are perhaps a little more on the pop side of things. Lady Gaga, Madonna and Rihanna anyone?

In the Best Remixed Recording field standouts include Justice’s rework of MGMT, and the Deadmau5 remix of Morgan Page.

Best Dance Recording:

Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger
Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor
Lady Gaga – Just Dance
Madonna – Give It 2 Me
Rihanna – Disturbia
Sam Sparro – Black & Gold

Best Remixed Recording:

Ne-Yo – Closer (Stonebridge Radio Edit)
MGMT – Electric Feel (Justice Remix)
Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake – 4 Minutes (Junkie XL Remix)
Mary J. Blige – Just Fine (Moto Blanco Remix)
Morgan Page feat. Lissie – The Longest Road (Deadmau5 Remix)

For the full list of nominees check out the official Grammys website here.

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racket123

racket123 said on the 4th Dec, 2008

Thats just sad really.

ladyflash

ladyflash said on the 4th Dec, 2008

I hear Blue Monday is being nominated next year... Also this could just a scam from the Grammy people to try and get Daft Punk to play at the awards show.

SlicyDicer

SlicyDicer said on the 4th Dec, 2008

America is retarded, they have to have a rapper sample a song for them to realise it exists.

paddyd

paddyd said on the 4th Dec, 2008

that's terrible.. Americans have no clue watsoeva!!!!

lloyd

lloyd said on the 4th Dec, 2008

Unbelievable, how out of touch do they want to be? The day Kanye-Crap-West capitalised on daft punk's track was such a terrible day. Congrats for bringing daft punkt ot he rest of the world but come on.......... He's a bad, bad man!

bussyboy

bussyboy said on the 4th Dec, 2008

I doubt some obscure group from France will win a Grammy :P

Stebby

Stebby said on the 4th Dec, 2008

Um...well to be fair...Daft Punk have been nominated 5 times before Kanye came into the picture. So a statement like "Evidently the powers that be weren’t familiar with Thomas and Guy-Manuel’s work until Kanye West saw fit to sample their iconic tune"

Amaravi

Amaravi said on the 5th Dec, 2008

The FM's are better!

brenly

brenly said on the 5th Dec, 2008

more bothered by the crap justice remix of mgmt being nominated. absolutely destroyed the song! fuk me justice music is annoying!!!

kone

kone said on the 5th Dec, 2008

haha up the FM's!

rowandix

rowandix said on the 5th Dec, 2008

Hahahahaha, I love the fact that this was written to stir more Kanye hate. Did you know Muscles played before Daft Punk last year? Link it in, ITM. You can only hope Kanye rips of "ice cream" one day. PARTY TIME!

Benis

Benis said on the 5th Dec, 2008

If i were them i would re realese discovery and make more money off the american cocks that have only just heard of Dp

Benis

Benis said on the 5th Dec, 2008

Also if they were to win would they sit through the whole award show in there robot costumes?

dyldogs

dyldogs said on the 5th Dec, 2008

yeah, they are also goin for best new artist.... no wonder everyone hates the yanks

Stebby

Stebby said on the 5th Dec, 2008

"If i were them i would re realese discovery and make more money off the american cocks that have only just heard of Dp " As I mentioned, they've already been nominated for Grammy's numerous times in the past. America were well and truly aware of Daft Pu

S2333

S2333 said on the 6th Dec, 2008

Took a while! That is stupid as I was wondering if Daft Punk would ever get an award due to they are some of the greatest artists ever. However I reckon one of those American artists will get it because it is an American award show.

A New Sky

A New Sky said on the 16th Dec, 2008

Have people forgotten that Harder Better Faster Stronger was actually re-released as a live single in the last year? I'm sure that recording is what is nominated, not the Discovery version.