Hello, it’s Adele! This was by far the most competitive Album of the Year Grammys race in years, and ultimately her ’25’ beat out Beyonce’s brilliant ‘Lemonade’ to take home the trophy Feb. 12. We’ve got all the details on she brought Queen Bey to tears with her heartfelt speech.
Adele for the win! The 28-year-old took home music’s biggest honor, snagging Album of the Year for her breathtaking 25, which was so deserving of the award. This was such a tight race, as she was up against 35-year-old Beyonce‘s incredible Lemonade, a collection of songs that spoke so strongly of female empowerment and was one of the best selling albums of 2016. Ultimately voters thought Adele’s ballads of heartbreak and soulful songs that oozed with emotion came out on top in such a close contest, but she took the time to share her incredible fandom for Bey in a tearful acceptance speech.
The beautiful Brit was so stunned by the honor, especially since she’s one of Beyonce’s biggest fans and was sure that Lemonade would take home the title. She gave an emotional tribute to Beyonce, telling her, “I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humbled and very grateful and gracious but my life is Beyonce, and the album to me, the Lemonade album, Beyonce, was so monumental, and so well thought out. And so beautiful and soul bearing and we all got to see another side of you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that. And all us artists adore you. You are our light.” Damn right she is!
Adele gushed, “I’ve always loved you and I always will,” which brought the pregnant singer to tears! The amount of adoration that she has towards Bey showed in how much time she spent during her acceptance speech gushing about the superstar. Adele cleaned up at the 59th annual event, taking home Song of the Year for “Hello,” Pop Vocal Album for 25 and Pop Solo Performance again for “Hello.” It may have been Adele’s night for winning, but clearly she thought Beyonce should have been the one with all the accolades!
HollywoodLifers, did the right person take home album of the year? Were you rooting for Beyonce or Adele?