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Adele's George Michael Grammys tribute nearly featured Beyoncé and Rihanna

Adele's George Michael Grammys tribute nearly featured Beyoncé and Rihanna”

Huh? With all respect, Santana, Beyoncé can sing, and she's proven it time and time again.

But the British singer - who went home the big victor Sunday night with five awards, including album of the year - had to restart her tribute to George Michael later in the show.

Adele took out Album of The Year at the Grammys this week with 25, and it's got people questioning if Beyoncé's Lemonade was just "too black" for the voting panel which decides the winners. And I was awarded that - I found out shortly after - which was the biggest blessing of my life. And I'm very humbled and I'm very grateful and gracious.

But the issue reignited claims the Grammys are racist - consistently overlooking black artists in favour of the white singers they inspire. There was a lot of hype about the "Lemonade" album when it came out and people were nearly certain that it would win the album of the year award.

Adele may have gotten the idea from Mean Girls, in which Lindsay Lohan's protagonist Cady Heron breaks her Spring Fling queen crown into pieces and hands them to the other contestants (though the speaker part of the Grammy actually unscrews apparently). Certainly it doesn't look like one half has been grandly presented to Beyonce.

Plenty agreed with her, but one fellow award victor doesn't.

Oh, well. Guess it was fun while it lasted.

We shall see what's in store for next year's show which will be held in NY for the first time since 2003.

"If you're up for a discussion about the cultural bias and general nerve damage the show you produce suffers from, then I'm all for it". Numerous awards weren't given on the live show and instead was more performance based. During her tribute, Adele started off a bit awkward, requesting to start over after it appeared that emotions and pregnancy had gotten the best of her, as she explained, "I can't mess this up for him". I can't do it again like previous year, ' and went on to insist: 'I can't mess this up for him'. The night was filled with performances rather than giving out awards.

Beyoncé received the largest number of nominations for the event - nine - but she won only two.

Adele first sparked rumours she and Konecki had Wednesday in secret last December when she was seen wearing a gold band on her ring finger, following speculation the couple were set to tie the knot over the Christmas period.



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