On Sunday evening at the 2017 Grammy Awards, Adele broke her award in half to share with Beyoncé after moving the singer to tears in her acceptance speech.
Adele, along with David Bowie, was Sunday night’s biggest winner after picking up 5 awards.
The Hello singer shared an emotional speech and was in shock as she expected Beyoncé to take the award home for her Lemonade album.
Adele said: “I can’t possibly accept this award and I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful but the artist of my life is Beyoncé. This album to me, the Lemonade album, was just so monumental and so well thought out and so beautiful and soul baring.” She added: “The way you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is so empowering. I love you. I always have and I always will.”
Beyoncé was visibly touched by the speech as she was seen crying in the crowd.
Later at the press conference, Adele said: “Like I said in my speech, my album of the year is Lemonade so a piece of me did die inside as a Beyoncé fan – not going to lie. I was completely rooting for her, I voted for her. I felt like it was her time to win.”
Earlier on in the evening, Beyoncé got emotional as she accepted the gong for the Best Urban Contemporary Album. Beyoncé made a powerful speech where she talked about the importance of looking to the past in order to learn for the future. The star who is pregnant with twins, said in her speech: “This is something I want for every child of every race, and I feel it is vital that we learn from the past and recognise our tendencies to repeat our mistakes.”
Adele’s win for Album of The Year was not the only big event for her at The Grammy’s. She paid tribute to George Michael with a performance of her rendition of Fast Love. However she had a wobbly start as she accidentally sang the uncensored version and asked to re-do the performance.
Also picking up awards on the night were Chance The Rapper winning Best Rap Album, David Bowie winning five awards including Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song and Drake, winning Best Rap Song.