During her acceptance speech, the 'Hello' hitmaker breaks down in tears and says it should have been Beyonce who won the prestigious awards.
AceShowbiz - %cAdele% got the biggest honor of the night at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. After delivering a heartfelt tribute to %cGeorge Michaels% with a rendition of "Fastlove", the "Hello" hitmaker was honored with Album of the Year for her record "".
Adele also won "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year" for her hit "Hello". During both acceptance speeches, the "Rolling in the Deep" hitmaker spoke directly to %cBeyonce Knowles%, telling her how much of an inspiration she was.
"I can't possibly accept this award," Adele said while crying, "And I am very humbled and I am very grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is Beyonce. And this album for me, the '' album, was just so monumental. It was so monumental and so well thought out and so beautiful and soul-bearing and we all got to see another side of you that you don't always let us see and we appreciate that... You are our light."
She continued, "And the way that you make me and my friends feel, and the way that you make my black friends feel is empowering and you make them stand up for themselves and I love you, and I always have and I always will."
Beyonce couldn't hold back her tears during Adele's speech and said, "I love you, Adele."
Besides the top three awards, Adele brought home awards for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance. Beyonce didn't come home empty handed as she won two awards, Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video. %cDavid Bowie%, meanwhile, won five awards, including Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance.
Other winners included %cDrake%, %cChance The Rapper%, %cMaren Morris%, %cThe Chainsmokers%, %cSolange Knowles%, %cLalah Hathaway%, %cTwenty One Pilots%, %cCage the Elephant% and %cMegadeth%.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards Complete Winner List:
- Album of the Year: "" - %cAdele%
- Record of the Year: "Hello" - %cAdele%
- Song of the Year: "Hello" - %cAdele% and Greg Kurstin
- Best New Artist: %cChance The Rapper%
- Best Pop Vocal Album: "" - %cAdele%
- Best Pop Solo Performance: "Hello" - %cAdele%
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: "Stressed Out" - %cTwenty One Pilots%
- Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin" - %cWillie Nelson%
- Best Dance Recording: "Don't Let Me Down" - %cThe Chainsmokers% feat. %cDaya%
- Best Dance/Electronic Album: "" - %cFlume%
- Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: "Culcha Vulcha" - %cSnarky Puppy%
- Best Rock Performance: "Blackstar" - %cDavid Bowie%
- Best Rock Album: "Tell Me I'm Pretty" - %cCage the Elephant%
- Best Alternative Music Album: "" - %cDavid Bowie%
- Best R&B Performance: "Cranes in the Sky" - %cSolange Knowles%
- Best Traditional R&B Performance: "Angel" - %cLalah Hathaway%
- Best R&B Song: "Lake by the Ocean" - Hod David and %cMaxwell%
- Best Urban Contemporary Album: "" - %cBeyonce Knowles%
- Best R&B Album: "Lalah Hathaway Live" - %cLalah Hathaway%
- Best Rap Performance: "No Problem" - %cChance The Rapper% feat. %cLil Wayne% and %c2 Chainz%
- Best Rap/Sung Performance: "Hotline Bling" - %cDrake%
- Best Rap Song: "Hotline Bling" - %cDrake% and Paul Jefferies
- Best Rap Album: "Coloring Book" - %cChance The Rapper%
- Best Country Solo Performance: "My Church" - %cMaren Morris%
- Best Country Duo/Group Performance: "Jolene" - %cPentatonix% feat. %cDolly Parton%
- Best Country Song: "Humble and Kind" - Lori McKenna
- Best Country Album: "A Sailor's Guide to Earth" - %cSturgill Simpson%
- Best New Age Album: "White Sun II" - %cWhite Sun%
- Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: "Miles Ahead" - %cMiles Davis% and Various Artists
- Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - John Williams
- Best Song Written for Visual Media: "Can't Stop the Feeling!" from "Trolls" - %cJustin Timberlake%
- Best Recording Package: "" - %cDavid Bowie%
- Best Engineered Album - Non Classical: "" - %cDavid Bowie%
- Producer of the Year - Non Classical: Greg Kurstin
- Best Music Video: "Formation" - %cBeyonce Knowles%
- Best Music Film: "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week The Touring Years" - %cThe Beatles%