Adele swept the top three awards at the Grammys
on Sunday night—handily grabbing the prize for
song, record, and album of the year—but she also
took a moment during her acceptance speeches for
Record of the Year and Album of the Year to pay
tribute to Beyoncé, who was also nominated in the
three categories that Adele won.
During her tearful Album of the Year speech, Adele
called Bey “the artist of my life” and said the award
should have gone to Lemonade. Beyoncé, also
teary-eyed, mouthed “I love you” at Adele.
“I can’t possibly accept this award,” she said. “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,” she said emotionally.