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Grammy Song of the Year and Grammy Record of the Year: What's the Difference?

Learn stuff you never knew about the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

What's the difference between the Grammy for Song of the Year and the Grammy for Record of the Year? (Patch file.)
What's the difference between the Grammy for Song of the Year and the Grammy for Record of the Year? (Patch file.)
Jamie Rogers, editor

Millions watched New Zealander Lorde and producer Joel Little as they accepted the Grammy for Song of the Year for "Royals," on Sunday at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. 

The masses stayed tuned as the masked French duo Daft Punk took home the Grammy for Record of the Year for the track, "Get Lucky. "
Get the full list of Grammy Award winners and nominees here

But many music fans are probably wondering:  What's the difference in the two awards? 

Back in 2011, I researched the topic and was reminded on Sunday to share what I found way back then, now. 

The Record of the Year is the recognition of an artist's performance and the work of the sound mixers, engineers and producers credited on the track, according to grammy.org

The Song of the Year is awarded to the actual song writers. 

Hope this helps! 

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