Adele literally ruled this year as she has won five awards in the major categories including Album of the year (25), Song of the year (Hello), Record of the year (Hello), Best pop solo performance (Hello) and Best pop vocal album (25). After an emotional speech, she expressed that Beyoncé's album, Lemonade, should have won Album of the Year. And I was awarded that - I found out shortly after - which was the biggest blessing of my life. "The Lemonade album was just so monumental, Beyoncé". It seemed a brief vindication for the Grammys boycott, led by Frank Ocean and Kanye West, meant to protest the Grammys' treatment of black art and artists.
Beyoncé's fans responded with strong support on social media and more sales for her Lemonade album, which was up 267% on Sunday over its Friday/ Saturday average. "And on Boxing Day I said to [my partner] Simon [Konecki], 'I have to do that tribute, '" she continued. The crowd gave her a standing ovation when she finished. Certainly it doesn't look like one half has been grandly presented to Beyonce.
Solange wrote: "There have only been two black winners in the last 20 years for album of the year".
"I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing", Santana recently told the Australian Associated Press, before elaborating on his opinion, which no one asked for.
What could have been viewed as a Grammy Awards upset actually turned out to be a super-sweet tribute from one unbelievable artist to another. At last year's show, the British singer had a hiccup after a microphone inside a piano fell onto the instrument's strings.
Beyoncé did not win in the main categories despite nine Grammy nominations. She wore an olive green Givenchy dress on the red carpet before switching into a black beaded frock with a kaleidoscopic bodice for her performance.
Though she later referred to her son's father as her "partner", we heard you loud and clear the first time, Adele.
Other artists to light up the stage included Lady Gaga, The Weekend, Ed Sheeran and Keith Urban with Carrie Underwood, who performed their 2016 duet, "The Fighter".