Los Angeles: Adele can make people cheer up as effortlessly as her albums break old records. Adele floored almost everyone when she said it was not she who deserved Grammy for Album of the Year and that it should have been given to Beyonce.
The actress won the hearts of millions of music fans throughout the world through her words. “I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humble and very grateful, but my artist of my life is Beyoncé…This album for me, the ‘Lemonade’ album, was so monumental.”
It is not every day that a person, winning the biggest award of the year, claims it was not she who deserved it and that it should have gone to someone else.
After telling the world that it was Beyonce who should have been given the award, she told Beyonce from the podium, “The way you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering…And they stand up for themselves. And I love you. I always have.”
There is no denying that it was a very emotional moment for the czarina of music world. Tears rolled down Beyoncé’s cheeks as Adele made her speech. And Adele said backstage that “a little piece of me did die inside” when her name was called out instead of Beyoncé’s.
Adele swept the 59th annual Grammy Awards with her album “25,” an enormous hit around the world, in a night that shut out Beyoncé from the major awards and also featured reverent tributes and, at times, pointed political commentary.
The 28-year old singer won a total of five awards, including album of the year for “25” and both record and song of the year for the hit “Hello” — a sweep that Adele accomplished five years ago with her last album, “21.” She is the only artist who has won the top three awards twice. Beyoncé was nominated nine times but only took home two statuettes, for best music video and best urban contemporary album.