Who loves Beyonce? It seems everybody and you can add Adele to the list too. At Grammy Awards 2017, Adele may have won the top three categories — Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year — pipping Beyonce to the winner’s podium but the Hello singer appeared reluctant to win. In fact, Adele was clear it was Beyonce’s year and she had no business winning Album of the Year.
While accepting her awards, Adele said, “I can’t possibly accept this award. The Lemonade album was just so monumental, Beyoncé. It was so monumental and well thought-out and beautiful and soul-bearing… we appreciate that. All of us artists here adore you. You are our light.” This was moments before she broke her award into two in order to share it with Queen Bey, who mouthed ‘thank you’ from among the audience.
Adele later added backstage: “I thought it was her year. What the fu*k does she have to do to win Album of the Year?” Adding to her outburst, Adele remembered the moment she fell in love with Beyonce, Adele recalled: “I remember when I was 11 years old, I was with some girlfriends, and we were practicing a song to do at an assembly. I probably suggested the Spice Girls, and they said have you heard [Destiny’s Child’s] ‘No No No’? And I was like, ‘no, no, no.’ I remember how I felt hearing her voice. I fell in love immediately with her. The way I felt when I first heard ‘No No No’ was exactly the same as when I first heard ‘Lemonade’ last year. … The other artists who mean that much to me are all dead.”
The Adele Vs. Beyoncé debate is in full flow again this year, with the latter being overlooked for the top awards in favor of the English singer. Overall though, Beyoncé is ahead having won 22 Grammys so far. What is causing her fans to scratch their heads, however, is how often she has been overlooked for the highest accolades. Of the record 62 nominations she has received, she has been left disappointed 40 times. Adele on the other hand has only missed out 3 times.