Adele took home the 2017 GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year for 25, the biggest and most coveted prize of the night, but the singer used the moment to humbly deflect the attention from herself. Adele has always made it clear that she's a huge Beyoncé fan and dedicated the big honor to Lemonade, which was also up for Album of the Year.
Just a few minutes prior, Adele won Record of the Year for "Hello" so her emotions were already running high. By the time she quickly rushed onstage to accept the Album of the Year award, the star revealed she couldn't help but to feel undeserving. "I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious but my artist of my life is Beyonce and this album for me," Adele said through tears. "The Lemonade album, was just so monumental."
Read Adele's full acceptance below below:
"I do struggle being a mum. It’s really hard. Tonight winning this kind of feels full circle and like a bit of me has come back to myself. But I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious but my artist of my life is Beyoncé and this album for me, the Lemonade album, was just so monumental, Beyoncé, it was so monumental. And so well thought-out and so beautiful and soul-baring. And we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see and we appreciate that. And all us artists here (bleep) adore you. You are our light. And the way 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 and I love you. I always have and I always will. Grammys I appreciate it, Academy I love you, my manager, my husband and my son, you’re the only reason I do it…"
It seemed like the entire audience was overcome with sympathy as they witnessed Adele's heartfelt speech. Beyoncé also couldn't help but to shed tears along with her friend from across the point, as she shook her head possibly in hopes that Adele wouldn't pull a Kanye West moment and mouthed "I love you" from the crowd. The moment was so heartwarming and a reminder that while these may be the biggest stars in the world, they are still human and passionate fans to the core just like us.
Earlier in the night, Adele also won Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year for "Hello," Best Pop Vocal Album for 25. She sung a George Michael tribute and opened the GRAMMYs ceremony with the chart-dominating "Hello."
But the night wasn't all losses for Beyoncé. She took home the Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade and Best Music Video for "Formation," and also made her debut TV performance since announcing her pregnancy. See the complete winners list here.