“What The F**K Does She Have To Do To Win Album Of The Year” – Adele On Beyonce Losing Out To Her
Adele breaks her Grammys 2017 Album of the Year award plaque into two, acknowledging Beyonce as more deserving of the award.
Adele won Album of the Year, a keenly contested category that had Beyonce’s “Lemonade”, Justin Bieber’s “Purpose”, and Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth”.
In what was likened to a scene in the popular TV series “Mean Girls”, Adele broke her Grammy plaque for Album of the Year in half on stage at the award ceremony on Sunday night, a happy accident as she declared it truly belongs to Beyoncé.
The ‘Hello’ singer who also bagged Song of the Year award and Record of the Year award explained in detail why she feels Beyonce’s “Lemonade” was more deserving of Album of the Year award.
“I can’t possibly accept this award,” she said during her acceptance speech. “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.”
Backstage, she added saying, “I thought it was her year. What the fuck does she have to do to win Album of the Year?”
Beyonce emotionally was seen almost flooded in her tears, in reaction to the selflessness, respect, admiration and utmost love Adele displayed towards her.
The moment brought to mind Mean Girls for a lot of people, in which Lindsay Lohan’s protagonist Cady Heron breaks her Spring Fling queen crown into pieces and hands them to the other contestants.
It’s become trendy for Beyonce to get this sort of recognition at music award shows. You would recall Kanye at the 2009 VMAsduring Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech forBest Female Video, when he grabbed the mic from her, saying “Taylor I’mma let you finish but Beyonce had the best video of all time”, making his point that Beyonce deserved that award more than Swift. which left everyone at the arena including Beyonce and Taylor stunned.
Beyoncé however did pick up Best Urban Contemporary Album for “Lemonade” on the night.
Sister to Beyonce, Solange also was in tune with Adele, that Beyonce should have picked up the award, also adding her quota to Frank Ocean’s earlier shade at the Grammys.
Adele further went on backstage, elaborating on her Beyoncé love, recalling “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.” she remarked.