Adele makes history as the only artist in Grammys history to sweep the Album, Record and Song of the Year twice.
Beating Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Drake’s Views, Justin Bieber’s Purpose and Sturgill Simpson A Sailor’s Guide to the Earth.
During her acceptance speech she opened up about motherhood and had a lot of nice things to say about Beyonce. Talk about friendly competition and Girl Power right!
“It took an army to make me strong and willing again to do it,” Adele shared, breaking down in tears. “Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Five years ago when I was last here, I also was pregnant and I didn’t know and I was awarded that shortly after… In my pregnancy and through becoming a mother I lost apart of myself. I struggled, and I still do struggle being a mom. It’s really hard.”
“I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humbled and very grateful and gracious, but my life is Beyoncé, and the album to me—the Lemonade album, Beyoncé—was so monumental, and so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-bearing,” Adele said.
“We all got to see another side of you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that. All us artists adore you. You are our light. The way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering, and you make them stand up for themselves. I love you. I always have. And I always will. Grammys, I appreciate it.”
Adele went backstage and broke her award in half to give a piece of it to Beyonce.
“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,” Adele said. “I was completely rooting for her, I voted for her. I felt like it was her time to win. What the f–k does she have to do to win Album of the Year?”
Adele’s album 25 rose to the top of the charts after its release in November 2015 and sold 8.03 million copies.
Adele leaves the 59th Annual Grammy Awards with all five of the awards she was nominated for—Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.
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