Adele Continues To Praise Beyonce In Backstage Grammy Speech

Published: Monday 13th Feb 2017 by Nehemiah

Last night’s Grammys brought forward an Adele sweep, with the Brit vocalist cementing her titan status with the biggest award of the night – Album of the Year.

And while the songbird’s ‘25‘ era is undoubtedly deserving of accolades, many (including the singer herself) deemed Beyonce most deserving of the AOTY honor.

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Consumed with emotion, the star tearfully dedicated her award to Bey, who repeatedly thanked her from her seat as tears streamed from her eyes.


The ‘Hello’ hitmaker went on to further laud the icon backstage in a press room interview. Echoing her onstage praises Bey and ‘Lemonade,‘ she said…


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  1. iLoveMusic February 13, 2017

    Adele is awesome… but Beyonce really did deserve it.

    • Baddiebeymyfav February 13, 2017

      YOU BETTER STAN MS ADELE!!! ? Gosh, I have a new found love for You girly; for seeing what all of the us (Hives)….see in this talent beautiful soul- BEYONCÉ! You’re honesty is truly appreciated. Thank you for showing much love to My favorite female artist in the universe. ?

      • Baddiebeymyfav February 13, 2017


      • Baddiebeymyfav February 13, 2017

        Your *

        I was wayyy to excited typing… lol

      • pon_De February 13, 2017

        It’s well intentioned since Adele is an obvious stan but I kinda wish she didn’t say anything. Whether she wants to be or not Adele is now the certified muse of the Grammy and as a white woman, her constantly gushing over Beyonce will only taint any AOTY that Beyonce may eventually win because some people will always question how much is it that Beyonce wins it artistry alone or that the Grammy’s felt pressure because they’ve been called out by their chosen one.

    • ? + ✈ = ? February 14, 2017

      Something seemed little off with Adele

  2. HailLegendBeysus February 13, 2017

    She lost to a VIP Hive Member the BeyHive ain’t mad. ??

  3. 2bad2bme February 13, 2017

    That was nice of Adele to keep it real like that. I want them to post a photo of everyone on the voting committee so we can roast them

  4. M February 13, 2017

    What does she have to do to win album of the year? How about she RELEASES an actual album of the year. As much hysteria that there was surrounding “Lemonade” (deserving so for the visuals and concept behind it), the music was all very forgetful. There’s maybe 2 songs off that project that I even remember after all these months. Like I said, she definitely deserves her praise for the thought that went into it….but MUSICALLY it was not an album of the year. Obviously that’s just my opinion, but I feel like Adele had a much more solid album.

    • Anne February 13, 2017

      Agree with the last part…that’s obviously just your opinion. Adeke, professional music critics, countless others agree Lemonade was the album of the year based on the music alone. The visual was a bonus.

    • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 13, 2017

      25 was Adele’s blandest work to date in my opinion. She played it safe. Lemonade was about protest! ✊

      • bianca February 13, 2017

        The videos was about protest the rest was about the sages of a frieving wife after her husband cheats and eventually reconciling. This what all the controversy and becky and dust to side chicks come from. Rachael roy rita ora etc were harassed because there were presumed to be becky. Hive members even turned on jay but now she’s pregnant and everyone sees it was just a concept it turns into a political album. Beyonce sells extraordinary videos to mask the music.

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 13, 2017

        Even though Beyoncé DESERVED AOTY. I’m happy Adele at least Adele recognizes the greatness that is Lemonade. But at the end of the day Beyoncé put out an amazing album with critical acclaim and Topped many peoples charts as the best album of 2016. Y’all can say whatever y’all want to say about it. Beyoncé did that and she’ll continue to go down in history as one of the GREATEST.

    • J rose February 17, 2017

      Adele should have just accepted that last award gracefully and happily. How can you give your well deserved moment to another? One who in fact, would never had done what you did. Adele, truth be told, Beyonce would have enjoyed that priceless moment.

      You embarrassed your fans, girl. Hello was beautiful, soulful, touching, and unlike lemonade visual but unforgettable musically.

      Next time take the Awards, be happy, Thank God, and celebrate. Well…, if there will be a next time. For you have shamed the grammys

  5. JanStan February 13, 2017

    This duet needs to happen already.

    • Baddiebeymyfav February 13, 2017

      Agreed. ??

  6. Romance February 13, 2017

    I really wish she would stop this. Adele deserved it! Beyoncé has 22 Grammys she’ll be ok the f***!!

    • Jamon February 13, 2017

      I really wish they stop talking about it…Damn!!

      • Baddiebeymyfav February 13, 2017

        You have the choice of not watching…

    • Baddiebeymyfav February 13, 2017

      We all know Beyoncé will be OK. But damn, let Adele gloat about the woman she looks up to in peace. Why are you so bothered?

      • Romance February 13, 2017

        Hey shut up b****

    • Baddiebeymyfav February 13, 2017

      Hey F** you B’tch

  7. blair February 13, 2017

    humility…not that politically correct coached industry stuff…but real genuine humility. Pretty amazing and rare to see especially when backed with actual success and talent. I give it two comments before people forget the fact that she’s actually praising beyonce and start an irrelevant stan war again…

  8. coockiness February 13, 2017

    I said once and I’ll say it again lemonade was only hailed as being a great album because it was packaged with a movie when you take away the movie all you get is average music.

    • bianca February 13, 2017

      Yup. I think she hypnotizing ppl wuth all these visuals cuz I’ve watched lemonade when it premiered but didnt pay attention to the music cuz i was stuck on the visuals so i tried to listen to it driving on the e way but just changed to Anti. Sorry i aint sorry. Lol. I haven’t been interested since. If i dont get online i dnt even hear about it. Im all for talent n all that jazz but aside from theatrics if i can drive to it, clean up with it or enjoy a good evening with it none of that extra stuuf mayters. I like to listen to good music I’ll go to the concert if i want a show.

  9. WRTW? February 13, 2017

    How man songs do you remember from Adeles album

    • Romance February 13, 2017

      The same could be said about Capri Sun

      • Xtina 1983 February 13, 2017

        I remember the whole da 25 album actually. I listen 2 it every single day.

  10. Suicide Blonde February 13, 2017

    Adele really degraded herself last night. Would Beyoncé weep for her or anyone else publicly like this? Would she even snap her award in two for other artist?…..Well, she seems like a sweet girl but her behavior was childish, i guess, not everyone has a strong personality.

    • Romance February 13, 2017

      Hell no she wouldn’t. Bey and Jay have these weird God complexes. Bey is more subtle with hers but Jay is very outward with his. Adele we get it, but you deserved AOTY

    • JOHNVIDAL February 14, 2017

      Suicide I agree it was too much. You can give props to the other nominees to some point. But for crying out loud respect the award you have been given!!! Especially cause she only mentioned Beyonce again and again and not the rest. It wasn´t classy at all. I don´t care cause the other nominees were terrible. But imagine if they had been decent ones, Adele would have paid them dust like that. It was disrespectful. A little bit hard to watch too. The magic that moment is supposed to have was totally runied. At teh end of the day what they need is do a little more research and nominate nEW people. I know mainstream is at the pits but I don´t know, be a little bit more creative with your choices lol

  11. LB February 13, 2017

    Lupe Fiasco’s new album is out, it’s pretty dope.

  12. LB February 13, 2017

    But Beyonce can and has done it before. She did it for Taylor Swift. Sit your as$ down Blondie.

    • Romance February 13, 2017

      Only because her moment was interrupted by Kanye not because she thought she “deserved it”

    • HailLegendBeysus February 13, 2017


    • Suicide Blonde February 13, 2017

      It’s not the same, she behaved properly with Swift, Adele was just too much, to the point that she seemed like it was her fault that Beyoncé didn’t win AOTY or like she did something wrong.

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 13, 2017

        Oh, so Beyonce behaved properly for giving props to Basic Swift but when the roles are reversed, and the white girl is praising the black girl for a gawt damn change you have an issue! Careful Becky, your white supremacist is starting to show.

      • Coolnesss February 14, 2017

        It’s like you’re oblivious as they how idiotic and racist you come across when speaking about Beyoncé. Bey was gracious to Taylor in view of what happened with Kanye interrupting her earlier. But according to you, Bey has a God-complex because Adele, the best-selling artist of her era and one of the most beloved pop stars in th world, gushed over Beyoncé – a black woman. Beyoncé doesn’t put a gun to people’s head to have them praise her. She’s earned all that by being a shining example of what hard work and dedication truly pays off when you keep at it. She has a SOLID reputation in the business and you’re just mad that she’s humble and it comes naturally to her. Like I’ve said to you earlier, I don’t know what a racist who stans Kurt Kobain is doing on a blog that discusses Urban/Pop music. You’re obviously a troll and is just here to make a mess and mockery out of yourself. Now run along and go back to your KKK forum. They miss you over there.

    • Shakira stan February 14, 2017

      Is this the real LB?

  13. RoyalKev February 13, 2017

    Adele is so f****** real! I’m not a fan of her music so much, but I’ve always been drawn to her as a person! Don’t get me wrong, she’s talented and I appreciated her presence in this decade (especially during the’21’ album)! She brought us back to the basics and out of a period where the industry was going too far left with gimmicks! Everything she stated about Beyonce summed it up perfectly! Beyonce has been very relevant since 2000! This woman has been a hot topic for at least 17 years now! Deep down (whether some want to admit it or not), we know what it is! The industry is full of politics! What the f*** does Bey have to do to get this award?!! If this album was made by another female, equally as talented as Bey and less “threatening”, she’d EASILY go home with a truck load of those Grammys! It’s just now getting to a point where there’s a limit on Bey’s accomplishments because she’s accomplished so much! That becomes a problem and I’ve seen this kind of thing play out so many times before! It’s sort of odd to point this out, but it’s actually a thing! I just appreciate Adele for saying all that she has publicly! It’s not one better person more fit to do so! As for Bey, I can’t wait to see what’s next on the horizon! The last thing you want to do is deny this woman, it brings out the best in her!

  14. Adele4Life February 13, 2017

    Here are a few suggestions:
    1. Stop stealing writing credits and start actually write her own song.
    2. Stop hiring an entire football team to produce her albums.
    3. Stop being an overpaid stripper and bring it back to SINGING.
    4. Stop using her personal life for publicity stunts like: naked baby bumps, fake marital dramas, fake baby bumps…
    5. Learn to play a effin instrument… even Britney did that.
    6. Hire back Matthew so he can bully his way around the Grammy committee like he used to do back when she was winning Grammies.
    7. Buy them like she did her VMAs.
    8. Sell some albums. Her 2million albums sold are pretty pathetic. And then the Behives call her an album artist like she was Taylor or Adele. smh
    9. Get a RADIO HIT. SHe’s been irrelevant to the General Public since IASF

    • HailLegendBeysus February 13, 2017

      1. She’s been writing since DC just because her process isn’t the process you prefer doesn’t make it any less, because at the end of the day she has FULL CREATIVE CONTROL over what goes on her album and what doesn’t.
      2.So what if she hires 8363738382 people to work on her album! How is that even a way of condemning her music to less than other’s. She provides job’s for people in the industry that wouldn’t necessarily have a job if all artists wrote and produced themselves.
      3. Over paid where? She’s put the work in and earned her price tags! If the people didn’t deem her worthy they simply don’t have to buy.
      4.People wanted her to be more personal and give the world a glimpse into her world and now that she’s finally pulled the curtain back a little y’all complain she’s relvealing too much.
      5. How do you know she doesn’t? Maube she chooses not to play publicly.
      6.She’s won plenty without Mathew and WOW didn’t know the man had such a huge influence over 20,000 people he could bully them into voting for her.
      7. Receipts she buys awards please.
      8. How is selling 2m Albums bad when literally only 3 albums sold past the 2m mark last year.
      Adele 4.5 million
      Beyoncé 2.6 million
      Drake 2.5 million
      About 95% of the Grammy Awards are irrelevant to the public, so why should that effect an artists body of work?

      • Adele4Life February 14, 2017

        25 sold 6 Million albums in a single week.

        So yes, 2.5Million WW after an entire year of hype and a 2nd superbowl performance is pretty pathetic


    • RoyalKev February 14, 2017

      4. Stop using her personal life for publicity stunts like: naked baby bumps, fake marital dramas, fake baby bumps…

      6. Hire back Matthew so he can bully his way around the Grammy committee like he used to do back when she was winning Grammies.

      7. Buy them like she did her VMAs.

      8. Sell some albums. Her 2million albums sold are pretty pathetic.

      9. Get a RADIO HIT. SHe’s been irrelevant to the General Public since IASF … so start kissing ass for radio hits?

      Btw, this decade:
      Telephone #3 (Hot 100)
      Drunk in Love #2 (Hot 100)
      Formation #10 (Hot 100)
      Sorry #11 (Hot 100)
      Hold Up #13 (Hot 100)

  15. Okayyyy February 13, 2017

    I love Adele but 25 winning was not it. But I am glad that if anyone it was her. I do appreciate Adele’s back to the basics approach to music. The focus has been on Beyonce and Rihanna and I have not lent any saltiness towards Drake. So insert Drake hate here: He is trash. Okay back to Beyonce. Yes. She deserved AOTY. But it is interesting. Even when Beyonce loses she still becomes everything anyone talks about. Obviously i’m not just referring to this one incident, but I don’t think I have ever seen an artist so beloved like Beyonce. Even MJ didn’t get this kind of treatment.

  16. Krista February 13, 2017

    She better STAN down. Can’t believe she even used the word stan. No one can sit with the Beyhive now ?

    She’s right though, Beyonce was probably the biggest ray of light at the event she is beyond even winning. She shines just for being present, like it or not.. its true. True makings of a legend.

  17. ENOUGH ONIKA February 13, 2017

    Would she say the same for Anti tho?????

    • Pray for the youth February 13, 2017

      If she would have then she would have. So, no.

  18. Metzo February 13, 2017

    She’s an actual STAN. Wow. A real a** bitvh ?.
    Glad she sees in Beyonce what I and many Bey fans see in her.

  19. B_Roni February 13, 2017

    I love Beyoncé but how does she deserve this award over Adele. Please do not say cause she is black or a hard worker because all these artist put in work to record an album. Even if someone can’t sing, I don’t think people realize the time and energy it takes to perform and be everywhere. Also don’t say it’s the music because music is universal and what may speak to you musically may not speak to others musically. How would you feel if someone at your job said someone else should have gotten that position or raise because they put in more work without even knowing the amount of work you put in. Anyway congrats to all.

  20. No favs just here for the music February 13, 2017

    Lol Adele is a literal Hive and Bey Stan lmao this is not a drill this is real. But on a serious note I love her realness. She’s just awesome all around.

  21. The Great Lacefronce. February 13, 2017

    Im tired of hearing of both of these big whales!

  22. Sherrele February 13, 2017

    Thank you Adele and yes Beyonce should have won AOTY.

  23. Xtina 1983 February 13, 2017

    I swear adele is doing 2 dam much WTF is wrong with her. Stop kissing her black ass already s***. You won the Grammy and move the f*** on.

  24. eric February 13, 2017

    I really wish she wouldn’t suck up to Beyonce. It was embarrassing and made me lose respect for her.

    • Xtina 1983 February 14, 2017

      Thank you exactly. People use the race card for everything these days if the black artist doesn’t get his or her way with something. I have black family so I’m not racist. But come on already Adele did deserve it yes she has thee best album that sold a ton. Imagine if adele album was different not like 25 and people were praising it and won the Grammy. They wouldn’t be hating.

  25. SMH February 13, 2017

    SMH @ all these f*cking CRYBABIES. The b*tch lost AOTY because it was pretentious fluff. Adele needs to stop punking herself and be gracious her hard work was rewarded instead of cowtowing to this insecure girl’s ego and her fans’ delusions.

    Beyonce lost. Get over it.

  26. I guess February 13, 2017

    Beyonce career is over the hype is over the industry is going to do everything to keep it going but they should hype up a new person but she will all ways be a legend she made her mark in the industry but it’s over people really dont get hype over singers anymore or celebrities they are becoming ordinary people beyonce is the last one of the hype Era that stuff is done

  27. JOHNVIDAL February 14, 2017

    Adele is being a little bit annoying to be honest. You are supposed to be one of the best artists at the moment. How can Beyonce be your biggest idol? Seriously? What about the phenomenal musicians music history has offered us? I don´t see her ever referencing them. Beyonce is not really a musician to begin with. I don´t know, Mariah´s biggest idols are Steve, Aretha and many other real musicians or songwriters. It makes sense. But this crazy praise for Beyonce´s MUSIC? Adele girl, I suppose your youth shows, you are a fangirl lol 🙂

    • Krista February 14, 2017

      You might not think highly of Beyonces music but Adele does so shut up.

    • BEY>RIH February 14, 2017

      Give it up!! Just accept that Beyoncé is highly influential and inspires countless of people in the industry..

  28. Blue Ivy Rod February 14, 2017

    Lemonade was a good album overall. Most of the songs were experimental and I liked that she tried to think outside the box but I feel as if the music becomes lost to beautiful visuals. Honestly I am not happy Adele won but her album was more cohesive and if you take in consideration that it sold what it did, it is more relatable to the
    he GPS not just women going through martial affairs or BLM (we have to remember that the black experience isn’t a experience affected by all). not to mention the committee probably doesn’t understand the flow of the art, has anyone given any thought to what the committee was listening to, I’m pretty sure they didn’t play the videos along with the songs because if you don’t then the album becomes boring and all over the place.

  29. Now at youfr best game way tuesidnz February 15, 2017

    Smh adele will be fine even tho she like Beyonce as a artist but she don’t know her in real life to have her phone number from Beyonce knowles Carter

  30. Clasher January 26, 2018

    She was afraid of the beehives that they might attack her like Gagas little monsters did for 21

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