Adele took home five awards Sunday night, including album, record and song of the year. She beat Beyoncé in the top 3 categories
with her comeback album “25,” and repeated her accomplishments from 2012, when the British star also won album, song and record of the year at the Grammys.
British born singer Adele, was the lone star of the night as she scooped five awards, beating American Beyoncé for most of the prestigious titles at stake at the event in Los Angeles.
Adele Adkins scooped Best Pop Solo Performance for her hit song Hello, brushing aside Beyoncé’s Hold Up.
She also won Best Song of the Year with Hello, also shrugging off the challenge of Beyoncé’s Formation,a track from the album Lemonade.
She won Best Pop vocal album beating Justin Bieber among other contenders.
To crown the night her Album 25, the best selling album of 2016, won Album of the year, while Hello took the Record of the Year.
Expectations were that Beyoncé would give Adele a big fight for the title, having been nominated in nine categories but there was no contest as the Briton was the lone star of the Grammy night.
The only award that Beyoncé won in the night was for Best Video.
At the nomination stage, Beyoncé emerged top with nine nominations for the event, emerging the most nominated woman in the history of the Grammys, with a total of 62 nominations to date. But Sunday night was not a great night for the Lemonade star who will soon be mother of twins.
Nigerian Wizkid, who was named along with Drake for the album View, to contest for Album of the Year, failed to win as the category was won by Adele’s album 25. Farida Demola Seriki who was also nominated in Dance Category did also not make it.
Other Winners at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, held at Staples Center in Los Angeles are as follows:
*Album of the year: “25,” Adele
* Record of the year: “Hello,” Adele
* Best new artist: Chance the Rapper
* Song of the year (songwriter’s award): “Hello,” Adele and Greg Kurstin
* Best pop solo performance: “Hello,” Adele
* Best pop vocal album: “25,” Adele
* Best traditional pop vocal album: “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin,” Willie Nelson
* Best pop duo or group performance: “Stressed Out,” twenty one pilots
* Best dance/electronic album: “Skin,” Flume
* Best rock song: “Blackstar,” David Bowie
* Best rock album: “Tell Me I’m Pretty,” Cage the Elephant
* Best alternative music album: “Blackstar,” David Bowie
* Best R&B album: “Lalah Hathaway Live,” Lalah Hathaway
* Best urban contemporary album: “Lemonade,” Beyoncé
* Best rap album: “Coloring Book,” Chance the Rapper
* Best country album: “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” Sturgill Simpson
* Best country solo performance: “My Church,” Maren Morris
* Best jazz vocal album: “Take Me to the Alley,” Gregory Porter
* Best jazz instrumental album: “Country for Old Men,” John Scofield
* Best compilation soundtrack for visual media: “Miles Ahead,” Miles Davis & Various Artists
* Producer of the year, non-classical: Greg Kurstin
* Best music video: “Formation,” Beyoncé