British singer Adele cleaned up at last night’s Grammys, picking up fives awards including gongs for song of the year, best pop vocal album and best pop solo performance.
She was also awarded the coveted album of the year prize, which, strangely, she didn’t think she deserved.
In fact, she even went on to snap the award in order to give half to Beyoncé. In her speech Adele spoke about her shock and picking up the prize for her album 25, because she thought Lemonade would be the clear winner.
She said: “‘I can’t possibly accept this award and I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful but the artist of my life is Beyoncé. This album to me, the Lemonade album was just so monumental and so well thought out and so beautiful and soul baring.
“The way you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is so empowering. I love you. I always have and I always will.”
Beyoncé could be seen with tears in her eyes as the 28-year-old singer made her speech.
Speaking at a press conference about the broken award Adele said: “Like I said in my speech, my album of the year is Lemonade. So a piece of me did die inside, as a Beyoncé fan – not going to lie.
“I was completely rooting for her, I voted for her. I felt like it was her time to win. What the fuck does she have to do to win Album of the Year?”
Beyoncé picked up two awards, for best urban contemporary artist and best music video.