Adele confirms she's married by thanking 'husband' at the Grammys

Maybe, but a pretentious, self-worshipping set piece that seemed to suggest variously that she was the first pop-star ever to have babies, or that the looming birth of her twins is the result of some sort of divine design, managed to eclipse any message that might have been intended about feminine empowerment in the era of the "Grab her by the pussy" president.

The Grammys can often be a controversial show, surprising audiences (and often the celebs themselves) by awarding honors to unexpected people and albums, but in one category this year, I doubt anyone was surprised by who won.

"I can't possibly accept this award, and I'm very humble and very grateful".

The singer looked tearful and rather petrified when she got up to accept her Album of the Year Award, and even tried to insist that she doesn't take home the gong.

Wu Tong, a Chinese vocalist, won Best Classical Crossover Album in 2010 with Yo-Yo Ma's album Songs of Joy & Peace.

Adele's gesture of snapping off a piece of her Grammy to give to Beyonce immediately drew comparisons to the 2004 comedy Mean Girls, when Lindsay Lohan's character, Cady Heron, broke off bits of her Spring Fling Queen crown and offered them to her fellow classmates.

Even Paris Jackson undercut her own "political" comment, maybe intentionally and maybe not, by following it up with an acknowledgement of what people really tune in to the Grammys to see above and beyond the music: "Everyone looks so handsome, especially Beyoncé".

"Lemonade" did win Best Urban Contemporary Album, and Best Music Video went to "Formation", but Beyonce was ultimately beaten by the likes of Adele and David Bowie in her other nominated cateogories.

Beyonce and Adele also had the most talked-about moments on the Grammys stage.

The mum-of-one was performing a tribute to the late George Michael, who passed away in December, when around one minute into the song she stopped and swore as she felt that she'd gone wrong. "I can't mess this up for him".

"I'm sorry. I know it's live TV", she said, cursing, stopping her slow ballad version of Michael's "Fastlove" and asking to start again. She later apologized for causing any offense.

Chance the Rapper won best new artist over country singers Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris, hip-hop artist Anderson.Paak and dance duo the Chainsmokers.

  • Salvatore Jensen