Carlos Santana: Beyonce’s Grammy Snub Was Justified Because She ‘Can’t Sing’

Published: Tuesday 14th Feb 2017 by Rashad

Legendary singer/songwriter/guitarist Carlos Santana is no stranger to Grammy sweeps as many remember when his massive 1999 hit, ‘Smooth’ (featuring Rob Thomas), swept the 2000 ceremony by winning 8 awards in one night.

It’s assumed his history with the golden gramophone is why his opinion on Adele‘s 2017 sweep (that saw singer Beyonce beat out for the top awards) was sought.  And, it’s that very opinion that’s landed him in some serious hot water with Bey’s beloved fan base, the #Beyhive.

Referring to the hitmaker as “a model with a mic,” Santana asserts Adele’s win over Beyonce was justified because she cannot “sing, sing” like her ‘Rolling in the Deep’ singing counterpart.  Ouch!

Get into the massive response inside:

“I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing,” Santana told the Australian AP.

“With all respect to our sister Beyoncé, Beyoncé is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modeling kind of music — music to model a dress — she’s not a singer, singer, with all respect to her.”

“Adele can sing, sing,” Santana said. “She doesn’t bring all the dancers and props, she can just stand there and she just stood there and sang the song and that’s it, and this is why she wins.”

Twitter had a field day:


The backlash prompted Santana to take to Facebook to wield an apology:

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  1. HailLegendBeysus February 14, 2017

    He lied! Delusion at it’s finest!

    • SMH February 14, 2017

      A beyonce fan calling someone delusional? Lmfao the irony.

      • HailLegendBeysus February 14, 2017

        You leave some of the most delusional comments on this blog. #OPINIONCANCELLED

      • SMH February 14, 2017

        Honey you wrote the book on delusion when it comes to this site. After all, you stan beyonce lmao.

      • IIDONOTREPLY2TROLLz February 14, 2017

        I personally think that’s an insult to Beyonce’s years of hardworking talent. I’m sure Adele would humbly agree herself. I’m not one sided I would kii all the way if this was factual but it’s not. “Pretty to look at” his feelings must be diminished by his own past with women who can flaunt it and sing at the same time. Get out ya feelings boo!

    • 👸 + ✈ = 💀 February 14, 2017

      Carlos didn’t lie 😚😚😚😚😚😚😚😚😚😚😚😚😚😚😚😚😚😚😚

    • Mrkc90 February 14, 2017

      He’s certainly not a “beautiful liar” 😳

    • FAF February 14, 2017

      This title is misleading

      He emphasized the type of music not the voice

    • Gigi February 14, 2017

      Beyonce is extremely popular and has, in the past, some very catchy songs. She can sing, but she’s not a great singer. She’s no where near Mariah, Aretha, Whitney, Celine or Adele. She doesn’t have a pretty tone or inflection when she sings and her runs are limited, not preecise and not crystal clear.

      • Truth Serum February 14, 2017

        Yeah you’re definitely have no talent in music.

        Anyone with a proper ear knows Beyoncé is one of the best. By far one of the best vocalists of all time…

        You’re definitely a hater with no knowledge or credibility….


      • Shakira stan February 15, 2017

        Of all time?
        Lie serum you must be the most delusional hive member.

      • C February 16, 2017

        You a lie, her runs are diamond clear, princess cut stand next to Brandy coming after the vocal bible, Beyonce is the new testament so don’t ever trick! this is why she gets a standing ovation damn near every performance after 20+ plus years of service in the industry. You are mad and pressed! Not a great singer? F*** outta here!

    • #ispeakfacts February 14, 2017


      It doesn’t take a rocket science to see why Beyonce lost! He is kinda right! You don’t win album of the year bcuz of your CREATIVITY you win bcuz of THE MUSIC AND ITS QUALITY! I’ve been a fan of Bey since her days in DC and I can honestly say her last 2 albums have been her worst albums musically with Lemonade being her worst… she has done a phenomenal job doing marketing visual albums to cover up her lack of quality of music! Her music sounds just like everything on the radio with no substance! You should never win an award bcuz of your celebrity status or name! People act like Bey is the only artist that work hard! Alot of artists never get the chance to show their talent and they never get the recognition they deserve! Hell Solange album was better then both her & Adeles!

      • Jj February 15, 2017

        Praaach!!! Lemonade only went as far as a core audience. The Hive forgets there are 5 billion more people in the world outside of their world. Beyonce is singing bad trap music that does not show her vocal are only good as your last album… so she is the one to blame..where are quincy and jimmy jam..always stick to the same producers!

    • Pat February 14, 2017

      Well she hasn’t really sang for two albums straight so people tend to forget. But she can sing

    • Danyboo February 14, 2017

      But didnt he need her to help his superbowl performance like in 2003

    • Shakira stan February 15, 2017

      Can Beyonce sing?
      Is she a Whitney, a Mariah even a Christina, the man has worked closely with her, I see no reason why he would lie.

      • Danyboo February 15, 2017

        No shes BEYONCE bigger than and more relevant than any of the mfs you named including carlos Santana whose only speaking her name because just like his superbowl performance he needs her for relevance… Havent heard from him since maria maria.. But i guess youre jumping on his band wagon because you hate yourself to nbbecause youll never strive in life foror anything besides sucking c*** n balls… Quit hating on her because her grind is incomparable to anyone thats close to you bih you can stay madddddddd.

      • whut February 15, 2017

        beyonce bigger than Carlos Santana? Lmao so the rumors about how delusional beyonce’s fans are is true.

    • LISA LEVINE February 15, 2017

      If you consider SCREECHING on key, than Beyonce is a singer. She does NOT have a voice like Adele. End of story. She is more of a Tina Turner/Janet Jackson type of performer, which we love. Dancers, Back-up singers, Backing Track, Stay singing Uptempo records to hide the lack of actual vocal talent.

      • JOHNVIDAL February 15, 2017

        Tina actually killed those vocals live though. You need to watch her performances from the 70s and 80s. Out of this world autenticity… and live. A way better live performer than the other you mentioned LISA! 🙂

  2. KRowland February 14, 2017

    Beyoncé is a much better singer than Adele. Smh

    • The Wig Snatcher February 14, 2017

      Both Beyoncé and Adele sing circles around Kelendria tho.

    • SMH February 14, 2017

      Lmao on what planet?

      • LmfaoHoe February 15, 2017

        Adele live isn’t anything special and her performance at the Grammys proved it. Bey pregnant with twins served vocals and was obviously a better singer live than Adele lets not. Theres tons of videos on Youtube to cite and are factual sources. Adele cant even hit certain notes; exactly why her songs sound the same and why she couldn’t do a proper rearrangement of FastLove dhe sticks to one style.

    • Jj February 15, 2017

      Technical that is.. and in and out back tracks.. how many times has she gotten caught lip synching for yall to not see it? She was brave and cocky enough to do it from on the President.. sad sad sad

    • Jason February 15, 2017

      Exactly!! I love Adele, but she always sounds pitchy to me during live performances. Beyoncé is definitely the better vocalist. I also don’t get why Adele keeps getting mentioned among the great divas like Aretha, Celine, Mariah and Whitney? Maybe sales, but vocally she’s not there.

  3. SMH February 14, 2017

    Carlos told no lies. And as expected, her immature fan base gets butthurt over the truth. So they can sit on Twitter all day with sore buttholes, won’t change the fact that a REAL LEGEND told the truth about the smoke and mirrors queen.

    • IIDONOTREPLY2TROLLz February 14, 2017

      Immature fans? Have you seen your comment? Who do you Stan? Yourself obvs, with your bulls**t chat.

    • SMH February 14, 2017

      See what i mean? Immature. Lol you beyonce fans are more predictable than beyonces lies lol.

      • IIDONOTREPLY2TROLLz February 14, 2017

        Shut up chile I’m entertaining your boring life, you wanted a reaction you got one. With your “lol’s” r***** .. scum of the earth. I hope you someday fall between the cracks of the earth’s crust and fall into space while you gasp for air BYE!

      • SMH February 14, 2017

        Lol and you still responded. I can set my watch by you ignorant fools.

  4. IIDONOTREPLY2TROLLz February 14, 2017

    I’m tired of this Grammy talk. It’s done now get over it. TGJ need to post something more relevant to now. It’s annoying!

    • IIDONOTREPLY2TROLLz February 14, 2017

      And BTW I baffled by this foolery. Adele and Beyonce are two different people. Plus he needs to watch Beyonce on YouTube live. honk honk PIG!

    • AmbeRussell February 15, 2017

      I just feel like at this moment, why bring her down to justify someone else’s win? ppl say she had too many writers to win best album. but ignore many of the early winners wrote 0 songs for their albums. next, they say she doesn’t sing that well. beck, and taylor can not sing at all.

      • Migos February 15, 2017

        You’ve said it all🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  5. We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 14, 2017

    People hype of Adele’s voice so much and it’s a shame because she cant go any higher than an eb5 (exhibit A: her grammy performance). Both are “good singers” but vocally she doesn’t come close to the vocal technician Beyoncé is.
    Don’t overlook Beyonce! The point is Adele is not anywhere near their level of vocal technique and skill. She’s a singer-songwriter, not a technical vocalist.
    Beyonce is technically superior and her vocals are supported properly from her lowest to her highest belt and head note.

    • gina February 14, 2017

      Lmfao the delusion. You must be tone deaf.

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 14, 2017

        The nerve! I’m delusional YET you stan for Rihanna. She sounds like she smokes 50 packs a day lol. Know your place!

      • gina February 14, 2017

        but Rihanna ain’t the one being called a non singer by a legend so you can sit dear.

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 14, 2017

        Rihanna is a nonsinger tho lol. That’s common knowledge. She can’t even go .00001 seconds into a performance without losing her breath. Tell that boy bye!

    • Truth Serum February 14, 2017


      Carlos isn’t even a vocalist.

      It’s weird for him to comment when he hasn’t sung a note or even attempted to do so.

      Well Prince never won and he is better than most acts that won.

      • Cupid February 14, 2017

        Most of us haven’t sang a note but we’re commenting….Beyoncé’s album wasn’t groundbreaking. She’s talented and it was creative but her music was no different than any other singers. Say what you want about Rihanna she gives good music and she didn’t get any awards. She’s the one who was truly snubbed!

      • Migos February 15, 2017

        I used to think Carlos Santana was deaf and dumb…..:: I am shocked he gave an interview. On thing for sure, he certainly can’t sing.

  6. gina February 14, 2017

    Lmao beyonce fans can’t handle the truth. most ignorant people can’t.

  7. The Wig Snatcher February 14, 2017

    Story inspired by my comment in the Ed Sheeran post. TGJ needs to cut me a check LOL

  8. IIDONOTREPLY2TROLLz February 14, 2017

    And BTW I baffled by this foolery. Adele and Beyonce are two different people. Plus he needs to watch Beyonce on YouTube live. honk honk PIG!

  9. The Wig Snatcher February 14, 2017

    It’s about to get really ugly in this comment section. Kii

    • LOL February 14, 2017


  10. Meme February 14, 2017

    What a joke. Beyoncé may not be able to do everything but singing is one of the things she’s superb at. The only thing that might justify Beyoncé snub is the song written and some of the content of the album. After much consideration and debates with peers…I can agree that the album does compete with prior AOTY winners, especially none of the black winners. But then again Taylor got AOTY, so who knows.

    • Killian February 15, 2017

      Most honest I’ve seen so far,no lies detected

  11. LOL February 14, 2017



    • HailLegendBeysus February 14, 2017

      His Logic can be applied to Fadga and every other pop star as well. Sit the f*** down stupid imbred hoé

      • LOL February 15, 2017


      • HailLegendBeysus February 15, 2017

        Oh but he is, he emphasised the “singer,singer” because he was differentiating the difference between the TWO TYPES IF SINGER’S. Adele falls in the category of Whitney, Mariah and Celine While Bey falls in the Category of Madonna, Janet and Tina Turner. He never said Beyoncé couldn’t SING. But of course the uneducated and hateful will run with their scrambled egg on a hook they call a brain.

    • Keri Qween February 14, 2017


    • RoyalKev February 14, 2017

      Beyonce just earned her 22nd Grammy!
      … and ‘Lemonade’ also shot back up to #2 on Itunes!
      Some artist dream of “bad” weeks like this!

      • HailLegendBeysus February 14, 2017

        Not to mention She sold 25,000 records on Sunday night alone during the Grammys. What a bad week for Beyoncé! 😊😘

      • LOL February 14, 2017


      • RoyalKev February 14, 2017

        That Trump dress wearing unknown is outselling Adele, Bruno, Weekend and many others as well THIS WEEK! It’s not hat serious! Get at us when her $5 album goes platinum!

      • LOL February 14, 2017


      • RoyalKev February 14, 2017

        The only L’s I’m getting today is LOVE … on this Valentines day sweetheart! Come harder babe!

  12. Jasmine February 14, 2017

    Adele and Beyonce both can only carry a tune. One is not better than the other vocally in my opinion. If my opinion offends stupid fans who don’t know any better then go eat rocks and drink p***.

  13. Ashley V February 14, 2017

    So what is Taylor Swift?

    • FAF February 14, 2017

      This reminds me of when Aretha said “gowns…great gowns”

    • Delroy February 14, 2017

      Adele created the genre beige in the UK when 21 came out because people found her music being more bland than English cooking both bey and adele are okay in my books and the way that I see it whitney pisses over the two of them,and won a total of 7 grammys from what I saw on wiki dont know if that’s 100% true or not but im saying better acts have come and gone and won less as for carlos hes a south American right so them people prefer whites anyways so his opinions are invalid to me just like how morrisey slaged off black music as a whole which included whitney and my ledged Mr Stevie wonder

  14. Cbeylive February 14, 2017

    No matter how long You been in the game Beyoncé will never acknowledge your diss and you can’t take her career out it’s too late should have tried that back when she was with D.C. In the 90s

    • gina February 14, 2017

      Beyonce wishes she had the legendary career that carlos santana has, so just stop. You sound dumb.

      • Cbeylive February 14, 2017

        @gina Lol I sound dumb but how many ppl have come for bey and she still making how many millions off of sold out concerts across the globe off her name alone…. B**** stfu d*** riding somebody career you didn’t care about until he mentioned bey dumb h**

  15. Liam February 14, 2017

    That’s his opinion….I swear these stans do the most. You guys have an opinion on anyone else that isn’t your fave so why can’t he 😓… I like Bey but everybody have their own opinions.

  16. whut February 14, 2017

    Any legitimate vocal coach will tell you that Carlos is right, Beyonce’s voice is basic at best, from the tone to its lack of soul or warmth. Clearly her fans don’t (or can’t) understand this, which is why they’re so upset.

    • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 14, 2017

      You don’t know vocals. Beyonce is a coloratura right along with Mariah Carey, Tori Kelly , and Jasmine Sullivan. Colortura’s are some of the most versatile vocalist out there. You clearly don’t know what you’re talking about. Stop acting like you do!

      • whut February 15, 2017

        Beyonce next to Mariah Carey vocally? LMAO and you say I don’t know what im talking about? LMFAO

    • #ispeakfacts February 14, 2017


      Beyonce is a strong singer but she never had a really good tone. Just like in Destinys Child Beyonce was the strongest singer but Kelly had the better tone and Michelle had the most unique. A loud strong singer doesn’t always meant better that’s why you don’t have to be a perfect technical singer…

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 14, 2017

        Kelly and Michelle both had weak vocals in comparison though. Beyonce’s voice had way more resonance and power. Hence, the reason why she was the LEAD!

      • #ispeakfacts February 14, 2017

        @ We are the grandchildren

        Kelly & Michelle NEVER had “weak” vocals as you claim! They just don’t have the tone and style of singing you probably like! Go back and watch those DC videos all the women knew how to sing! Beyonce just always had the strongest voice and Kelly had the better tone that is why she was the 2nd lead! It’s always been that way in DC! Kelly has a beautiful tone but she is not a powerhouse and that is ok u don’t have to be.

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 14, 2017

        It has nothing to do with tone. Beyonce was the best singer/performer outta all of them. Whether you’d like to admit it or not

      • XYZ February 15, 2017

        Actually, I remember when talking bout D.C. Back in the days, I remember a lot of people saying that they liked Kelly’s voice the most…

      • #ispeakfacts February 15, 2017

        @We are grandchildren

        Beyonce is a phenomenal artist but let’s not pretend like her other bandmates got the same opportunities as she did! No one will ever be able to tell me if Kelly was given the opportunity to perform at the Grammys she wouldn’t slay that stage! As I mentioned earlier Beyonce was always the strongest singer in DC but Kelly had the better tone! I swear these young Bey fans don’t no anything about DC y’all running yall mouth!

  17. Thebaddest February 14, 2017

    Not a singer? She has shown she can sing or multiple occasions. She was the lead singer of the number 1 girlgroup in the world. She sang in different languages, and has sang with just a mic, plenty of times. It just sounds like he is envious of her success. He may be a legend but he is not current soooo….

    • gina February 14, 2017

      Number 3 group hon. The Spice Girls and TLC have the girl group crowns on lock. Amd he doesn’t have to be current his legendary career FAR outshines beyonces little music career. He has singles that have outsold her discography.

  18. Theman February 14, 2017

    Beyonce might be ahead in terms of technique. Maybe. But Adele has the better voice & she emotes way better than Beyonce. While Beyonce can sing, that isn’t the only reason for people wanting to see her. With Adele it’s simply about the music. She doesn’t need the visuals & dancers. Also, Adele has greater lyrics & is an actual songwriter. Range isn’t always everything either..

    • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 14, 2017

      Technique involves skill. If you wanna get “technical” Beyonce is a better vocalist than Adele. I don’t care how much she “emotes”. Emotion is SUBJECTIVE! It doesnt involve vocal talent.

  19. Thebaddest February 14, 2017

    Also if her voice is so basic, then why is her checks still double the amount of the legend and powerhouse?

    • FAF February 14, 2017

      Not defending what he said but that could be because she’s been out longer

    • gina February 14, 2017

      Please shut up. You have no idea what carlos santana is worth.

    • Shakira stan February 15, 2017

      No diss but Katy and Taylor Swift gets checks as well.

  20. Fatusankoh February 14, 2017

    This has beain dog is looking to be famous he is a hater

  21. Thebaddest February 14, 2017

    Adele won because she is a songwriter with great penmanship.

  22. Thebaddest February 14, 2017

    Beyonce is going be even better next go around and this is what happens when your pretty talented

  23. Steven February 14, 2017

    Easy answer to this debate:

    Beyonce is a great singer (vocal actress); however her music sometimes comes off as not believable because she doesn’t write most of her songs so the passion is just not as present as Adele who IS a singer/songwriter.

    I think this is what Mr. Santana was trying to convey…

  24. HD February 14, 2017

    Man please, Beyonce would sing Adele into a size 2. Check out Bey’s YouTube live vocal performances, she’s a beast.

    Besides, this is the same man who insulted Bruno Mars, Bey, and Cold Play at last yrs Super Bowl.

  25. Thebaddest February 14, 2017

    Pretty and Talent

  26. Cold February 14, 2017

    Now if he said beyonce couldnt it would have been cool but can’t sing somebody needs to put him in an old folks home

  27. whut February 14, 2017

    Wow. I had no idea Beyonces fan base was so detached from reality.

    • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 14, 2017

      Says the Rihanna fan.

      • Jemina Nelson February 14, 2017


      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 14, 2017

        Did you just call Malcom X stupid? B**** you deserve to be lynched from a tree. Don’t ever disrespect any of our black forefathers like that. Oh, and F*** Rihanna. How bout dat?

      • BEY>RIH February 14, 2017

        Its Malcom X, but I wouldn’t expect your dumb rihtardass to know that

      • whut February 15, 2017

        Ignorance at its finest. When did I ever say I was a Rihanna fan?

  28. LOL February 14, 2017


  29. Thebaddest February 14, 2017

    some of you Beyonce haters will justify anything and just can’t accept that a pretty girl can sing. This mans face looks like the surface of the moon.

    • Jemina Nelson February 14, 2017


      • HD February 15, 2017

        Girl you just described the ugliness that is your mother, that ugliness which was unfortunately passed down to you. Now stop projecting.

      • Thebaddest February 15, 2017

        Don’t you ever @ me…

  30. February 14, 2017

    This got nasty real quick.

  31. Mark111 February 14, 2017

    Well if this isn’t Karma, all the years of calling Rihanna a model with a mic, now respected musicians are calling Beyonce that. Lol #PoorBeyHive

    • King B February 15, 2017

      Hahaha. Like how the Navy called Beyonce local all these years.

      South Korean Best Selling International Album 2016

      25. Lemonade Beyonce
      N/A Anti – “Global Superstar

      Australian Album Chart 2016 Best Sellers
      3. Lemonade
      Not in the top 10 Anti- Global Superstar

      IFPI Top Recording Artist
      7. Localyonce
      8. Global Superstar (with streams, WW singles, 89292020 features)

      FWT 256 M
      AWT (soon a clown named Lady Gaga will easily outgross this)

  32. Cbeylive February 14, 2017

    He can have an opinion nothing wrong with that but there is a difference between an opinion and s*** talking is all I mean. He making it seem like she sweating over a Grammy people have gotten that she been out sold a longtime ago.

  33. BEY>RIH February 14, 2017

    LMAO, everybody and they mama (beside bey haters) know that Bey is one of the greatest vocalists in music and of all time. She has countless reciepts; youtube “Beyonce greatest vocalist of our generation”. Sorry but Adele cant compete and even she knows that..

    • XYZ February 15, 2017

      You can YouTube Ariana greatest vocalist, Christina greatest vocalist, hell – Jessica Simpson greatest vocalist. As if YouTube wasn’t full of Stan s***

      • BEY>RIH February 15, 2017

        The fact is, the video showcases her vocal talent which people for some reason are starting to diminish/ underrate. The chick is a BEAST and honestly doesn’t get as much praise for her vocal skills as she SHOULD.

  34. Jamon February 14, 2017

    What did TGJ do with the likes. If it’s a good comment about Beyonce, it would almost double the likes, but if it’s bad and you like it, it’ll give it 2-3 ups and 1 down haha. Anyway, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I think she can sang, but Simon Cowell has said what Carlos has said in the past. His opinion

  35. I guess February 14, 2017

    People hate beyonce because she is so private and you don’t know anything about her he probably wants to make a song with her

  36. @ASAPicon February 14, 2017

    But did he lie? YES ABSO-FUKING-LUTELY

    • Thebaddest February 15, 2017


    • BEY>RIH February 15, 2017

      I think he was saying that Carlos absolutely lied..

  37. King B February 15, 2017

    Hahaha. Like how the Navy called Beyonce local all these years.

    South Korean Best Selling International Album 2016

    25. Lemonade Beyonce
    N/A Anti – “Global Superstar

    Australian Album Chart 2016 Best Sellers
    3. Lemonade
    Not in the top 10 Anti- Global Superstar

    IFPI Top Recording Artist
    7. Localyonce
    8. Global Superstar (with streams, WW singles, 89292020 features)

    FWT 256 M
    AWT (soon a clown named Lady Gaga will easily outgross this)

    • Chicerrtain February 15, 2017

      Best selling in foreign countries should not get you excited. They do not buy much e.g Australia, Ireland.

  38. King B February 15, 2017

    No wonder The Most Anticipated Album Of 2016 can only nominated for Best Album Packaging which she didnt win either. Thanks for explaining this. I guess now I know why Aaliyah never had one (@Mark111, dont be sad).

    Ps. I won’t be suprise if Joanne won AOTY next year.

  39. cocobutta February 15, 2017

    Technical wise Bey got vocal chops. Well practiced and trained to the point where she transitioned her vocal style from first only R&B to a more edgy sound where she can add Rock & pop elements as well as emotional pained expressions (I care, Sandcastles, 1+1 etc..)
    I think with Bey its just more a tonal thing. Many love, many like it and others not keen.
    From stans I know they love her to DEATH but prefer her “speechless, yes, temptation, brown eyes” type of vocal she used to bring. The woman had to evolve it though to keep high level of relevance.
    Bey needs her “heal the world” moment and think make the effort to promote her next project.

    • BEY>RIH February 15, 2017

      Her tone was very light in her early career but naturally darkened with age. People mistake this as her “not being all that” and shít but she technically only progresses vocal-wise with age. She can hit all the notes she was able to 15 years ago, her voice is just darker and she doesn’t showcase her out of the world vocals in her music these days. She just needs another “Resentment, Dangerously in Love, Listen, I Care” for people to be reminded.

  40. Beyonnaise February 15, 2017

    No lies told by Carlos.

    Whöreyonce needs to jump off a cliff. Along with her ugly daughter

    • Trollop February 15, 2017

      Rot and fester in hell you disgusting attention seeking sad sack of human s*** 🤢🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝

      • XYZ February 15, 2017

        Stop with the 🐝 s***. It’s embarrassing, especially as it is mostly coming from grown ass men an women

      • Beyonnaise February 15, 2017

        Nope. Your mother’s already there.

      • XYZ February 15, 2017

        Really “your mother” responses? You’re 12? I always knew the beyhive consists majorly of mentally disabled people and you just proved my point

      • BEY>RIH February 15, 2017

        Thats obviously not a hive member dumbass..

    • Thebaddest February 15, 2017

      Get out!!!!!

  41. Chica February 15, 2017

    Ok I think he’s being unfair by saying all Beyoncé is is a stage performer. She can sing and when she isn’t shouting and screaming she has a decent voice. She’s a good singer but she isn’t a great singer, far from it. Her voice has been over hyped by her fans. As for why she didn’t win the big awards at the Grammies. Her album was too controversial to win in the majors catagories. Anyhow she’s been over awarded in the past so she’ll have to make do with 3 this time round.

  42. XYZ February 15, 2017

    Actually, I get his point. Though he wasn’t correct with the model thing, he is correct that Beyoncé is not on an Adele level when it comes to singing. She def can sing very good, but she neither is THAT voice or the major singer. Beyoncé is not on Aretha’s, adele’s, Whitney’s or Mariah’s level. I always see her more as a performer and entertainer than a real singer

    • Chicerrtain February 15, 2017

      Where would beyonce be without autotune and pre-recorded tracks even on stage?

      • #1 Lamb February 15, 2017

        Beyonce doesn’t use auto tune and many vocalists have pre recorded tracks stop hating.

  43. #1 Lamb February 15, 2017

    This is ridiculous it doesn’t even need justifying. Only Beyonce haters will yap around kii kiing to this stupidity.

  44. #1 Lamb February 15, 2017

    But I agree with him that she is beautiful to look at though 😁

  45. Beyonnaise February 15, 2017

    Buffaloncé is NOT a vocalist.

    She’s a great performer, yes, but vocalist? NOPE

    Anyone can be a performer, not everyone can be a vocalist though.

    • #1 Lamb February 15, 2017

      I stan for one of the greatest vocalists of all time and even I can see if Beyonce is not a vocalist then I don’t know what is. Her vocal ability is fantastic. She has so much talent with her vocals it actually gets overshadowed by her amazing performances. I suggest you do a bit more research.

    • #1 Lamb February 15, 2017

      And no not anyone can be a performer. What a stupid statement. My own favorite isn’t a great performer.

  46. #1 Lamb February 15, 2017

    Beyonces vocal prowess definitely puts in the class of a great vocalist. You don’t have to be Whitney or Mariah to be classed as a vocalist. But Beyoncé can do A LOT with her voice that people who aren’t fans of hers don’t always choose to recognise. You might not like her voice but ability is undeniable. I’m sorry but the girl can emulate instruments with her voice. And if she wasn’t a vocalist, she wouldn’t be inspiring people like Adele and other great singers in the first place.

  47. Madtho February 15, 2017

    Watch Whitney sing then Beyonce. That solves this vocalist argument.

    I agree with him.

    • #1 Lamb February 15, 2017

      No one can be Whitney but Whitney so you sound stupid.

  48. PYT February 15, 2017

    The word out on the street is, he made a pass at Bey after there performance together a couple of years back, she respectively declined, and he has been seething ever since. “Fyi, he loves black women. Married and divorced to one, and is currently married to a black woman now”. So the rejection has him reeling.

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  49. Ajax February 15, 2017

    Let’s be realistic he told the truth, Beyoncé is a good performer. She is not known for great vocals, Adele is known for vocals and is not a performer. People need to get out of their feelings and be realistic.

    • #1 Lamb February 15, 2017

      ‘She is not known for great vocals’ she is though…

      • Ajax February 15, 2017

        She is not. Great vocals are Mariah, Aretha, Whitney, Adele etc. Beyoncé can sing, is she great no. Good performer absolutely. Some of you all just are in your feelings and are shaded by your delusional minds. It’s ok

  50. Gee February 15, 2017

    Come down people Mr. Santana is entitled to his opinion just like the rest of us. Honestly these past two eras in the Beyoncé discography has been mostly about the visual art rather than the actual singing. I see that most fans of Beyoncé prefer the show girl act because when 4 came out many fans did not support said album as they have some of the others with the dance anthems. 4 was mostly ballads and it did quite well but not to B’s standard so she went back to the dance anthems her fans expect from her.. Just like I ASF radio leaned towards the hood/ dance anthems opposed to the ballad side. All in all Beyoncé is a great entertainer but she has become more known for her visual nowadays opposed to her actual singing.

    • Thebaddest February 15, 2017

      I agree and whats amazing about Beyonce is she has even us so much singing before that I actually like that she is now experiment with he already certified voice, She damn near sang Celine Dion under the water lol look it up

  51. Justafan February 15, 2017

    Whilst it may be harsh, there is some truth to it. I considered Kelly Rowland to be the “singer, SANAGER” of DC. Beyonce can sing but something about her voice isn’t at the same lane as your Alicia Keys, Mariah, Whitney, Patti, Brandy etc… I can’t stand when she sings ballads…She’s boring without the theatrics. Huge respect for her but sorry, there is some truth here

    • #1 Lamb February 15, 2017

      Alicia Keys? Really. She has absolutely no range and flat vocals. I’m starting to think you are the same person that’s posted the last 5 comments.

    • BEY>RIH February 15, 2017

      LMAOO @Alicia Cant-find-a-key, Brandy,-and Kelly. Yall are honestly underrating tf out of Beyoncé vocals. Yall mfs just dont know

      • Barb B**** February 15, 2017

        Kiii it’s a joke

    • PYT February 15, 2017

      😂😂😂 he said Alicia Keys, Kelly and Brandy. Whatever you are smoking, please lay off of it.

  52. Barb B**** February 15, 2017

    LMAO Beyonce is one of the greatest female vocalists of this generation. Yall on some delusional ish saying she ain’t. He’s probably only ever listened to her songs like single ladies

    • whut February 15, 2017

      I feel sorry for your generation if beyonce is the best you have vocally.

      • Barb B**** February 15, 2017

        I feel sorry for your ignorance on Beyonces vocals and I know many professionals would agree. Makes you look kinda stupid.

  53. Trumpland February 15, 2017

    That screaming cow you Stan for can’t sing, can’t dance, can’t act, can’t sell singles or albums.Bitchyonce is an overrated has been with ghetto gays as fans.Adele ended that tramp.

  54. gina February 15, 2017

    the b*tch cant sing, bottom line. the h**+ can stay in their feelings for the rest of their lives, its the TRUTH.

    • Barb B**** February 15, 2017

      Shut up h**. It’s not only Hive in here. You’re a dumb ass hating Rihanna stan.

      • miki February 15, 2017

        You stan Dicki Garbaj, ugly, untalented, fake, plastic flop h**.

  55. 😍 February 15, 2017

    Literally rolling my eyes right now. Why does Beyonce get all this hate? And Adele might produce more bland/universal music than Beyonce, but let’s not get that confused with singing abilities. Beyonce will out sing Adele any day of the week. Beyonce can sing Hello, Adele CANNOT sing Love On Top

  56. JoJ February 15, 2017

    I think beyonce is a superb vocalist, but her vocals can be appreciated better by the black community who are into the dramatic style of singing. The white audience appreciate poetry and emotion more than they do powerful vocals. Beyonce is neither poetic or emotional when she sings, but she most certainly can blow you off your chair. White people are more likely to think rihanna is a better vocalist simply because she has a unique tone and can be emotional (love on the brain/stay). Beyonce has great technique. Shes not sensual. Shes no Sade, she has no orgasmic tone. Can she do a ballad in just low register and stil slay it? Beyonce also doesnt have good songs, so its easy to sleep on her vocals. She lacks that one song that while still mainstream and single-worthy showcases her vocals quite well. She needs her ‘i will always love you’kind of song. But she no longer cares about being a vocalist,seeing shes now a full time performer.

  57. Suicide Blonde February 15, 2017

    I think beyonce is a superb vocalist, but her vocals can be appreciated better by the black community who are into the dramatic style of singing. The white audience appreciate poetry and emotion more than they do powerful vocals. Beyonce is neither poetic or emotional when she sings, but she most certainly can blow you off your chair. White people are more likely to think rihanna is a better vocalist simply because she has a unique tone and can be emotional (love on the brain/stay).
    That’s true, Madonna could be another example, I like her voice/music much more than that of great vocalist like Whitney or Mariah, I know they are vocally superior but there’s something emotional about Madonna’s voice when she sings a ballad, Rihanna, Madonna, Lana Del Rey are more into how they make you feel while listening to a song, while Vocalist like Mariah are more into giving us high notes, I have always said that, glad I’m not the only one that thinks this way, but at the end of the day, it’s all about preference.

    • Gizmodjo February 15, 2017

      I completely agree with the argument except the part where you make it into a black or white thing. I’m not saying you are wrong, I’m just not ready for it to be said so point blank.😍😍

    • Lily February 15, 2017

      That person has a point but it doesn’t need to be divided into race a lot of black people prefer the way Janet or Aaliyah sing to say Beyonce or Jennifer Hudson. And to say Whitney is more about hitting the high notes when she sings is ridulous. She was raised with gospel are vocals are ALL emotional. Her soft vocals make me want to cry. The others (Madonna, Lana etc) can’t hit those notes so don’t have much option.

      • Lily February 15, 2017

        I take the last part back I realise you didn’t mention Whitney just Mariah. Which I understand more.

  58. Dmerritt February 15, 2017

    I’m not into the all the Beyonce hype and I think the Beehive as crazy as f***.
    but this man is crazy Beyonce can blow.
    and she didn’t win those Grammys because Adele had a better year and the better album in my opinion

  59. Truth Dot Com February 15, 2017

    LMAO at this here Tea Frog!
    Poor Carlos doesn’t know the difference in sing sing and sang sang! LMAO
    See Beyonce can actually sing sing….Which is where the confusion is…..
    Now Adele can sang sang!!!! There is a difference.
    (Yes it is!)
    Not to say that is why Adele always wins the Top Grammy….Beyonce is sitting pretty with several Grammy trophies. She should be happy she managed to do what Diana Ross and Janet Jackson couldn’t. (No T No Shade…)
    But we all know the people who can sang sang…
    (i.e. Aretha, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, KeKe Wyatt, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Jazmine Sullivan, Rachelle Ferrell, Adele)
    ~ Be pressed like a Panini!!!

    • Truth Dot Com February 15, 2017

      I am so sorry to not include mutha…..Ms. Patti Labelle we all know she can sang sang!!!!

  60. JOHNVIDAL February 15, 2017

    Oh wow I didn´t expect such situation to happen. Although to be honest, this is once again taken out of proportion by fanboys, including TGJ´s misleading headline. If you want to, you can TOTALLY understand what Carlos Santana is saying. He is only giving his opinion on why Beyonce didn´t win. I´m sure he appreciates Beyonce´s talent.

    There´s no doubt about one thing: when it comes to recognition and grammys (at least how they were when they had credibility) they (and the general public) go crazy when you are able to MOVE people, sell millions and sustain a career based on MUSIC (meaning singing and/or songwriting) ALONE. That´s the type of bish Adele is. And yes the type of bishes Mariah, Whitney, Celine and the many artists who have won (or didn´t but had a good chance at winning big at the grammys) are in general.

    I don´t get why stans have to get SO mad everytime someone speaks. One has to get over the fact Beyonce is known FIRST for being a performer. No matter if she can also sing. Same way, as a Mariah Carey fan, I have to get over the fact Mariah is known FIRST for her voice (which is what Carlos is saying), no matter how good her songwriting also is.

    Also, I know it is a matter of preference to some point, but some Beyonce fans need to really stop the delusion they live in once and for all, and stop saying she is one of the greatest vocalists ever. I mean… just no. She has great technique, and she has worked to achieve that. But her voice is not the type that moves people universally. It moves her fans, nobody else. Her tone is not special. Like others have said in this post: she is no Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey, as proved by the fact people don´t care about seeing her just standing on a stage just singing. Nobody is here for that. And it is for a reason. It would be boring (for her non-fans).

    Last but not least: you want to talk about something disrespectful? Adele´s speech at the grammys was way way way more disrespectful than Carlos Santana´s words. She literally humilliated the rest of the nominees, except for Beyonce. I know she didn´t do it on purpose. But it was hard to watch. I have NEVER seen anyone acknowledging a fellow nominee like that while ignoring the rest. It was awful. I remember perfectly how when U2 won in 2006 Bono had words for all the rest. If you are going to praise the rest, then do it with all of them, if only out of respect. If not, shup up and don´t ruin your own moment of glory.

  61. Lily February 15, 2017

    To insuate she is just aesthetically pleasing is a huge insult to this womans talent. Im no stan but Beyonce is a great vocalist. Not everyone can be Whitney Houston but there is no denying Beyonces talent with her voice. Look how many people try to sing her songs and look up to her as a voccalist. And you know what makes Beyonce special is her ability to do it all. It’s very rare that you get such an epic performer like Beyonce who is also able to deliver amazing vocals. That’s why people don’t like admitting she is a great vocalist as well as a performer. It’s very rare someone can do both.

  62. Marley February 15, 2017

    The fact that Adele can get away two flat performances in one night and has proved she is not a great live singer and still get so much praise baffles me. And Beyonce gives a vocally flawless performance whilst heavily pregnant with twins and people are going around making absurd comments about her talent. It’s quite disturbing the way people become so biased.

    • BEY>RIH February 15, 2017


  63. Quentin Parker February 15, 2017 the man serious beyonce is a vocalist and has techniques that are hard to match….to have an opinion about vocals know what that is and understand yelling and whispering is not sanging…i died and had to come back and read his commments…beyonce is definitely one of the best…and her voice gets better not all cracked up like some of the favorites…..Britney tats a non singer…ciara shes a non sanger…rihanna thats a non Sanger..not say these women cant sing..but sang..nawl….BEYONCE BRANDY FANTASIA JENNEIFER JAZMINE MONICA JILL EVEN MELANIE FIONA THOSE ARE SANGERS….

  64. C February 16, 2017

    The Dementia Carlos is experiencing in his old age, he must truely confused Rihanna with Beyoncé there is only one model with a mic! I’m so mad I’m going to drive to my mums house and break my Santana cd. Fix it Jesus! Lemme put two bees on his Instagram , idiota did he not see kid rocks Instagram!

  65. Now at youfr best game way tuesidnz February 16, 2017

    Ain’t nobody the greatest Singer in the music business

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