Adele won Album of the Year for her third studio creation, 25 at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday. She also bagged the awards for Record and Song of the Year. And after a memorable performance devoted to late music icon, George Michael, she brought the whole Staples Center to its feet.
The British diva has yet one more reason to celebrate at the Grammys. She officially set the record as the only artist in the history of Grammys to sweep the Album, Record and Song of the Year twice.
25 was named Album of the Year that outdid Lemonade by Beyoncé, Views by Drake, Purpose by Justin Bieber and A Sailor’s Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson.
Wearing a stunning emerald gown, Adele was completely overwhelmed and was in tears as she accepted trophy after trophy.
The hit maker exclaimed, “I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humbled and very grateful and gracious, but my life is Beyoncé, and the album to me—the Lemonade album, Beyoncé—was so monumental, and so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-bearing.”
Adele addressed Beyoncé directly and said, “We all got to see another side of you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that. All us artists adore you. You are our light. The way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering, and you make them stand up for themselves. I love you. I always have. And I always will. Grammys, I appreciate it.”
Beyoncé was also crying as she mouthed “I love you” back to Adele while watching from the front row.
Astonishingly, Adele broke the award in two, apparently to share with her idol, Beyoncé. She further clarified her sentiments when she showed up in the press room backstage later.
The songstress explained, “Like I said in my speech, my Album of the Year is Lemonade. So, a piece of me did die inside, as a Beyoncé stan — not going to lie. I was completely rooting for her, I voted for her. I felt like it was her time to win. What the f–k does she have to do to win Album of the Year?”
Adele left the 2017 Grammy Awards with all five awards she was nominated for. She took home trophies for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.