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Adele basically gushes about Beyoncé in her album of the year speech
Adele and producer Greg Kurstin. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)

Adele’s “25” may have beat Beyoncé for album of the year, but the British singer spent most of her acceptance speech pouring her heart out about how much she loves Beyoncé.

“My light is Beyoncé. The ‘Lemonade’ album was just so monumental and so well thought out and so beautiful and so soul-bearing,” Adele said.

“All us artists here adore you,” she continued. “You are our light, and the way you make me and my friends feel, and the way you make my black friends feel is empowering.” The camera panned to Beyoncé, who was crying.

Before that, Adele spoke about the struggle of motherhood, and how she “lost a lot of myself” in the past year. “Tonight, winning this, kind of feels like a full-circle moment, like a bit of me has come back to me.”

Grammys 2017: Adele wins album, record and song of the year, thanks Beyoncé in her speeches

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