Beyoncé's Lemonade: 'Too black' to win top Grammy?

"She's not a singer, with all respect to her". While accepting the award for Best Album of the Year for 25, Adele shared her award with Beyonce - literally. They removed their trousers when accepting the award in homage to their earlier days when they watched the Grammys at home in their boxers.

"The "Lemonade" album was just so monumental and so well thought out and so attractive and soul-barring", Adele explained to the audience during her acceptance speech, "and we appreciate that".

But the issue reignited claims the Grammys are racist - consistently overlooking black artists in favour of the white singers they inspire. "[Josh Dun] turned to me and was like, 'If we ever win a Grammy, we should receive it just like this".

The singer had CBS censors hard at work on Sunday after her tribute to George Michael went awry, prompting her to swear and ask for a restart while on stage. Adele kicked off the show with "Hello" and Mars and his groovy band gave a memorable performance of "That's What I Like" - as Jennifer Lopez, Faith Hill, Rihanna and even some of the men in the audience watched closely, looking impressed. Certainly it doesn't look like one half has been grandly presented to Beyonce. He cited, as one example, Taylor Swift's 2016 Album of the Year win over Kendrick Lamar.

Oh, well. Guess it was fun while it lasted. Probably the most anticipated moment of the 59th Annual Grammy awards was the promised appearance from Beyoncé. I've actually been tuning into CBS around this time of year for a while to see who gets the top honor and you know what's really not "great TV" guys?

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Adele continued her gushing by looking at the glowing but weeping Beyonce and said, "I love you".

"That's a real performer", she gushed of Adele. The "Formation" singer began the night leading all artists, with nine Grammy nominations.

Blue Ivy wasn't just name-checked by her grandma, but also made an appearance in the trippy video segment that opened the set and celebrated motherhood.

Though she later referred to her son's father as her "partner", we heard you loud and clear the first time, Adele.

  • Toni Ryan