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Not Adele vs Beyonce: At Grammy 2017, Adele announces she’s in love with Queen Bey. Watch video

Adele may have won multiple Grammys but she is just one of us as she announced her adoration for Queen Beyonce. In fact, Adele broke her Grammy into two to share it with Beyonce.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
February 13, 2017 1:52:36 pm
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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.

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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.”

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However, a surprise loss didn’t stop Beyonce from being center of attention Sunday’s Grammy awards, as the pregnant singer delivered the night’s most anticipated performance. Beyonce, 35, went into music’s biggest night with a leading nine nominations including the top awards of the night – album, record and song of the year – but lost all three to Britain’s Adele. the R&B singer did win two Grammy awards, including best urban contemporary album for “Lemonade.”

“My intention was to create a body of work that would give voice to our pain, our struggles, our darkness and our history,” Beyonce said as she accepted her Grammy trophy.

While Beyonce is usually known to deliver energetic dance-filled performances, the singer opted to slow things down now she is expecting twins and instead centered her set on the theme of motherhood. For her performance of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles,” a video projection of Beyonce dressed in a gold chain bikini and gold halo crown appeared on stage, as she caressed her pregnant belly and posed with her mother Tina Lawson and 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. Beyonce then appeared for real on stage, dressed in a nude sequined dress and crown, strutting along the top of a long table strewn with flowers while her dancers, dressed in flowing dresses, surrounded her. At one point, she sat on a chair on top of the table, which tipped back as she sang.

The performance ended with the singer standing in the spotlight as her dancers raised their intertwined arms behind her, looking upwards as Beyonce’s voice recites, “If we’re going to heal, let it be glorious.” A proud Jay Z wiped tears from his eyes as he cuddled Blue Ivy, who was dressed in a pink tuxedo in homage to Prince. Beyonce’s mother introduced her performance, praising the singer for her “devotion and love” and her “powerful words and music.”

Also check the winners at Grammy Awards 2017:

Album Of The Year
Adele, 25

Song Of The Year
Adele, “Hello”

Best Rap Album
Chance The Rapper, Coloring Book

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Beyoncé, Lemonade

Best Country Solo Performance
Maren Morris, “My Church”

Best Rock Song
David Bowie, “Blackstar”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”

Best New Artist
Chance The Rapper

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Greg Kurstin

Best Pop Vocal Album
Adele, 25

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Willie Nelson, Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin

Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele, “Hello”

Best Musical Theater Album
The Color Purple

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Miles Ahead (Miles Davis and various artists)

Best Metal Performance
Megadeth, “Dystopia”

Best Rap Song
Drake, “Hotline Bling”

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Drake, “Hotline Bling”

Best Rap Performance
Chance the Rapper, “No Problem” [featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz]

Best R&B Album
Lalah Hathaway – Lalah Hathaway Live

Best Comedy Album
Patton Oswalt, Talking for Clapping

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley

 

Best Folk Album
Sarah Jarosz, Undercurrent

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Fantastic Negrito, The Last Days of Oakland

Best Traditional Blues Album
Bobby Rush, Porcupine Meat

Best Bluegrass Album
O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor, Coming Home

Best Americana Album
William Bell, This Is Where I Live

Best American Roots Song
Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers), “Kid Sister”

Best American Roots Performance
Sarah Jarosz, “House of Mercy”

Best Tropical Latin Album
Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo, Donde Están?

Best Regional Mexican Music Album
Vicente Fernández – Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
iLe, iLevitable

Best Latin Pop Album
Jesse & Joy, Un Besito Mas

Best Country Album
Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Best Country Song
Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw) – “Humble and Kind”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Pentatonix – “Jolene” [featuring Dolly Parton]

Best Roots Gospel Album
Joey+Rory – Hymns

Best Latin Jazz Album
Chucho Valdés, Tribute to Irakere: Live in Marciac

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Ted Nash Big Band, Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
John Scofield, Country for Old Men

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Gregory Porter, Take Me to the Alley

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
John Scofield, soloist, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”

Contemporary Instrumental
Snarky Puppy, Culcha Vulcha

Best Dance Recording
The Chainsmokers, “Don’t Let Me Down” [ft. Daya]

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, accompanist – Schmann & Berg (tie)
Ian Bostridge; Antonio Pappano, accompanist (Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker), Shakespeare Songs (tie)

Best Classical Compendium
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer – Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle

Best Music Video
Beyoncé, “Formation”

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Flume, Skin

Best Country Album
Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

Best R&B Performance
Solange, “Cranes In The Sky”

Best R&B Song
Maxwell, “Lake By The Ocean”

(With inputs from Reuters)

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