Adele was the big winner at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. Her album 25, which was a hit across the globe, even shut out Beyoncé for some major awards.
Adele took home five awards including album of the year for 25. She also took home song of the year for her mega-hit Hello. This year’s Grammy’s were a déjà vu for Adele. She swept the Grammy’s five years ago, with her last album 21. She is now the only artist to win the awards album, record and song of the year twice, reports the New York Daily News.
The entire night was a competition between Adele and Beyoncé. These two megastars went up against each other in every major category. As the night went on Adele seemed uncomfortable winning repeatedly over Beyoncé. At one point, she tearfully stated that she could not accept album of the year, but in the end, she did. Later she told reporters that as a Beyoncé fan a “piece of me did die inside.”
Adele mentioned Beyoncé in her album of the year acceptance speech saying she adored her and wanted her to be “my mommy.”
Adele opened the Grammy’s singing what would soon be the song of the year, Hello. Later in the show, she sang George Michael’s Fastlane as a tribute. During the performance, Adele stopped abruptly said a couple of cuss words than apologized stating that she needed to start over to do it right. After the performance, Adele teared up, reports the Wall Street Journal.
George Michael’s was not the only artist who had a tribute. The Time and Bruno Mars joined forces to perform an Up-tempo tribute to Prince.
Adele and Beyoncé also shared the Grammy’s most talked about moments. The Grammy’s was Beyoncé’s first appearance since announcing that she was expecting twins.
The Grammy’s also had it political moments. Katy Perry took to the stage wearing an armband saying “Persist.” She performed Chained to the Rhythm, which featured banners that read We the People.
Grammy Host James Corden also got political. He opened the show with the rap song. He told the crowd that we all needed to live it up because with Donald Trump in power we didn’t know what could happen next.
The night had another big winner, the late and great David Bowie. Bowie’s album Blackstar won all five of its nominations including best alternative album, reports The New York Times.
Blackstar was released in January 2016 just two days before the legendary singer died of cancer.
There were a lot of big winners at this year’s Grammys, but Adele single-handedly stole the show.
By Tammy Marie Rose
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