Adele slayed Beyonce at the 59th Grammy Awards show last night, taking home five awards, including Album of the Year. I was so happy to hear that real music won out last night and a true artist took home the most coveted awards.
28-year-old Adele’s comeback album “25” with the smash hit, “Hello” was the night’s big winner.
Even though Adele made a clean sweep, winning all five categories she was nominated in, the singer paid tribute to Beyonce in her acceptance speech. The British singer, ever humble, said
“But I can’t really accept this award. And I’m very humble and I’m very grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is Beyonce. This album you made, the ‘Lemonade’ album, is so monumental,” Adele said to her fellow singer at the Staples Center in Los Angeles when accepting the album of the year trophy. “The way you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering. And they stand up for themselves. And I love you. I always have.”
Besides being the night’s big winner, Adele gave people something else to talk about, her mistake during a tribute to George Michael. The singer flubbed a line and let out a swear before asking if she could restart her performance. Adele performed a new arrangement of Michael’s “Fastlove”. A slideshow of photos and videos of the iconic singer, who died Christmas Day, played in the background.
With true British class, Adele let it slip backstage that she voted for Beyonce instead of herself for Album of the Year. Adele’s wins made Grammy history, she is the first artist to sweep the top three categories twice. The pop singer also won the top three categories in 2012.
Adele won “Album of the Year”, “Song of the Year” , “Pop Vocal Album” “Pop Solo Performance” and “Record of the Year”.
Adele now has 15 Grammys with only three albums and three Grammy appearances. Beyonce walked away with two rightfully earned awards last night, Best Video (Formation) and Best Urban Contemporary (is that slang for “hood”?) Album ( Lemonade). Beyonce walked into the Grammy’s with nine nominations for “Lemonade”, hoping to bring home her first Album of the Year award. Maybe next year, Beyonce, maybe next year.