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Daft Flunks: The Grammys’ Rocky Relationship With EDM

From the ill-fated Best Disco Recording category to the ill-fitting FooMau5 collaboration

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This year, veteran androids Daft Punk may get more than lucky at the Grammys, as the first electronic group in history to get nominated for Album of the Year — we know it's for an album with live drums on it, but baby steps, people. In addition, the Grammys will honor their robot forefathers Kraftwerk with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Combining this with nominations for artists like Disclosure, Pretty Lights, Zedd and Calvin Harris, this is easily the ceremony's best year for electronic music. But it wasn't always this way. Here's the rough road that the Grammys danced along to get here. By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd and Christopher R. Weingarten

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