Adele’s Emotional Grammy Awards Speech Reveals Her Long-Held Sentiments About Beyonce

Adele's Emotional Grammy Awards Speech Reveals Her Long-Held Sentiments About Beyonce
PHOTOGRAPH: Marc E. | Photo shows Adele.

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is over, but the memories of the artists who swept the top honors linger on. Of particular interest was Adele’s emotional speech after 25 was selected Album of the Year.

The Hello singer said she was completely rooting for Beyonce, and like her legions of fans and several colleagues in the music industry, “felt like it was Beyoncé’s time to win.” Adele also shared that she spoke with the Crazy in Love crooner before and after winning, “to let her know how honored and privileged” she felt to be nominated alongside her.

Adele’s teary speech fired up the curiosity of people who were not big fans of Beyonce nor familiar with her latest album. At the same time, many people expressed their sentiments about the highly emotional speech.

Over the Top

One stated that it was “over the top.” A songwriter tweeted, “I truly hope someone tells Adele that she did, in fact, deserve the award! her last album got me through the hardest time of my life..”

Lemonade has been praised as Beyoncé’s boldest work to date. There is an undeniable realness to it, as it presented a side of Beyonce that she has not always shown. The album got raves from music critics and media entities.

Queen Bey has amassed more Grammy nominations than any other female artist.  She earned multiple nominations for various categories at this year’s Grammy Awards, facing off with Adele for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance. She won best music video for Formation and best urban contemporary album for Lemonade.

And the Winner Is…

Adele, who has been a fan of Beyonce since she was 11, romped away with the plum award. Yet during the red-carpet event, she opted to heap praises on Beyoncé, whose album she described as quite “monumental, and so well thought out.”

While she said a piece of her died inside when Queen Bey did not get Album of the Year, she later on stated at the press room of the 2017 Grammy Awards that she was “incredibly humbled, especially being from the UK to get the top honor.  It is “an amazing feat,” she said.

Adele’s album 25 was buoyed by the song Hello, which has broken all sorts of records. The songstress gradually shaped her emotions into the songs that comprise the award-winning album.


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