What could have been viewed as a Grammy Awards upset actually turned out to be a super-sweet tribute from one amazing artist to another. While accepting the award for Best Album of the Year for 25, Adele shared her award with Beyonce -- literally. The "Hello" songstress paid homage to the Lemonade singer and actually split her award in two!
In a moment that will go down in Grammy history, the 28-year-old mom dedicated her win to the 35-year-old mom, who is expecting twins, stating, "...but the artist of my life is Beyonce; for me, the Lemonade album was just so monumental, Beyonce. It was so monumental."
Wow, that's high praise. What a refreshing change to see such humility and grace at the Grammys, as the award show has previously been plagued with petty scene-stealing and attempted one-upmanship (cough, cough Kanye West). This just proves what a class act Adele is.
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Her speech was not only a win for sisterhood but also motherhood, as she went out of her way to explain just how much Beyonce has inspired her as an artist and a mom. Adele said:
As you can see, it took an army to make me strong and willing again to do it, and I 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 -- I found out shortly after -- which was the biggest blessing of my life. And in my pregnancy and through becoming a mother I lost a lot of myself and I struggled -- and I still do struggle -- being a mom. It's really hard, but tonight winning this kind of feels full circle and like a bit of me has come back to myself.
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No doubt seeing Beyonce, a fellow mom, give everything to her craft inspired Adele to do the same. And she's so right. It's so easy to lose yourself, your identity, and sometimes even your passion once you have a child. But, as much as your children want and deserve your attention, showing them that art and pursuing one's dream are important is a beautiful example to set.
Adele continued her gushing by looking at the glowing but weeping Beyonce and said, "I love you. I always have, and I always will."
The songstress even went so far as to split her Grammy in two, wishing to share half with her muse.
Oufitted in a gorgeous green gown, Adele also put rumors to rest by confirming that she is, in fact, a married lady. She said, "Grammys, I appreciate it, the Academy, I love you, my manager, my husband and my son –- you're the only reason I do it."
Though she later referred to her son's father as her "partner," we heard you loud and clear the first time, Adele. Congrats -- on everything!