There wasn’t a dry eye in the room the moment Adele took the mic to give her emotional speech at the 2017 Grammy Awards after winning the coveted Album of the Year title.
The 28-year-old Hello singer along with the late David Bowie, was Sunday night’s biggest winner after picking up five accolades. She won in the Album of the year category for 25.
Adele outshined pop superstar Beyoncé for both Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories. As a result, a lot of people including Adele herself found this unfair.
Consequently. in a very emotional and tearful speech while accepting the final gong for the night, Adele talked about why Beyoncé’s album Lemonade should have won the award.
An emotional Adele brought everyone including Beyoncé to tears when she said;
“I can’t possibly accept this award and I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful but the artist of my life is Beyonce. This album to me, the Lemonade album was just so monumental and so well thought out and so beautiful and soul baring. The way you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is so empowering. I love you. I always have and I always will.”
“All of us artists here adore you. You are our light,” she added.
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Surprisingly, Adele broke the gong into two to reportedly share with her idol Beyoncé. This was after picking up the most important gong of the night which she said she doesn’t deserve.
The night’s performers included Beyoncé, Adele, Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, The Weeknd and Daft Punk, Anderson.
Beyoncé surprised everyone as she threw caution to the wind and put on an extravagant and abstract performance, channelling Indian spirituality and ancient Egypt. Her heavy bump didn’t deter her at all.