A lot of people were stunned when Adele’s “25” album won over Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. It was so surprising that even Adele couldn’t believe she won. During her speech, she expressed her love and adoration for Beyoncé. She even broke her Grammy trophy into 2, although reports suggest it was an accident.
It doesn’t mean though that Adele didn’t deserve the award. It was just surprising since Beyoncé’s was obviously better. It was also not her first attempt at winning the top plum. Despite everything that she has poured into the creation of this album, it was still not enough for her to take the Album of the Year Award home.
Many supporters took their disgust and anger in Twitter for the devastating results. Perhaps, the fact that Beyoncé’s album was so political and in the word of Adele, “monumental”, it was expected to be the ultimate winner. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. To her frustration, it was even reported that Adele said, “What the f*ck does Beyoncé have to do to win?”
Let us take a closer look at what could have been the reasons why Adele pulled a stunning upset and why Beyoncé still has not gone home with the top prize after being nominated several times.