“In my pregnancy and through becoming a mother, I lost a lot of myself and I struggled, and I do still struggle being a mum, it’s very hard. Tonight winning this feels full circle and like a bit of me has come back to myself, but I can’t possibly accept this award. And I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is Beyoncé and this album to me, the Lemonade album, was just so monumental, Beyoncé. It was so monumental and so well thought out and so beautiful and soul-baring and we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that. And all us artists here adore you. You are our light!”
Adele dedicated her Album of the Year award at the Grammy’s 2017 to Beyonce’s Lemonade. She added that Beyoncé made her “black friends” feel empowered and “you make them stand up for themselves and I love you, I always have and I always will.”
Adele closed out her speech by thanking her family and the Recording Academy. In the crowd, Beyoncé looked on with tears in her eyes.
On social media, many users agreed with Adele’s sentiment that Beyoncé should have taken the Album of the Year honor, including Beyoncé’s sister Solange Knowles. The singer tweeted Frank Ocean’s scathing Tumblr post with “wuddup frank.” In his piece, which Ocean posted on Saturday night, the rapper called Taylor Swift’s victory over Kendrick Lamar in the Album of the Year category at last year’s Grammys “one of the most ‘faulty’ TV moments I’ve ever seen.”
Adele had an epic evening, winning all five of the awards she was nominated for her hit album 25 and single “Hello.” But she stumbled during her George Michael tribute performance. Saying that she won’t let what happened to her last year happen again, so she asked everyone to restart. Before she carried on and had a shaky performance. It seemed as though there were a few issues with the Grammy’s this year. When Laverne Cox introduced Metallica and Lady Gaga, she didn’t introduce Metallica at all. And during the performance, Metallica’s mic was left off.
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