LOS ANGELES A surprise loss didn't stop Beyonce from being center of attention Sunday's Grammy awards, as the pregnant singer delivered the night's most anticipated performance and was praised on stage by the artist who triumphed over her. Adele expressed to Beyonce how much the album meant to her and her life, and Beyonce got visibly teary as well.
"Thank you for your patience with me and helping to create my favorite song I've ever done", Adele said as she accepted the award, moments after she restarted a performance in her second straight year of technical snafus.
"All of us artists f**king adore you", she went on.
"We've been together for 10 years, and I love you like you're my dad", she added, before taking a dig at her own father.
During her acceptance speech, the superstar said she wanted her music to teach her children that it's OK to "confront issues that make us feel uncomfortable".
Beyonce performs Love Drought and Sandcastles at the 2017 Grammys.
The night is set to be packed with performances by some of the biggest names in the industry today: Beyonce, Adele, Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town and A Tribe Called Quest are just a small handful of the epic list of artists set to take the stage. "I can't possibly accept this award".
Beyonce is already a victor at the 2017 Grammy Awards, taking two trophies: Urban/Contemporary Album and Music Film on Sunday in Los Angeles. More than a few fans of both Adele and Beyoncé took to twitter to voice their collective excitement at the simple thought that one powerhouse pop star could be showing her support for another.
Speaking to press afterwards, Adele explained why she dedicated her win to the Lemonade singer.
"I know it's live TV, I'm sorry", she interrupted before a series of expletives that were bleeped for viewers watching at home.
However, the Lemonade singer soon became emotional as the tribute continued and was spotted with tears streaming down her face.
Recording artist Adele, victor of Album of the Year for '25, ' speaks onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Midway through her somber version of his song "Fastlove", she abruptly stopped, asking to start over again: "I can't mess this up for him", she said.