Adele meets Beyoncé, will Grammy history repeat itself?
In just a few days, the 65th Grammy Awards will return with the names of the most talented and famous artists in the music entertainment industry. Notably, this year’s awards are not only diverse in terms of nominations, but in the biggest categories are also fierce confrontations, recreating historical moments from many years ago.
Specifically, Grammy 2023 will be broadcast live at 6:00 a.m. on February 6 (Vietnam time) from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, USA. The special ceremony’s host and performers were also recently announced.
Announced performers include Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo and Sam Smith along with Kim Petras.
Historic confrontation at the Grammys
Remember that in 2017, the 59th Grammy Awards ceremony became extremely special thanks to the “competition” between two world music icons, Beyoncé and Adele; Lemonade and 25 tied for Album of the Year, respectively , while Formation and Hello tied for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Adele (right) and Beyoncé at the 2017 Grammy Awards
If counting the number of nominations, Beyoncé is the artist who appears to be superior with her name in 9 categories, while Adele only has 5 nominations. Briefly speaking about Beyoncé, it probably cannot be described other than the word “flawless”. Not only in her voice but also in her beauty, the way she spreads her image in the fields of humanitarianism, gender equality or fashion. To date, Beyoncé is still the female artist with the most Grammy awards in history.
When it comes to Adele, both experts and fans cannot call her anything other than the phrase “strange phenomenon”. Because in addition to her natural singing voice, Adele does not please the audience with her fiery body, sexy dance performances, seductive gaze or daring performances. That’s why she was praised with the nickname “England’s nightingale”, to refer to her wonderful voice.
However, as a result, Adele’s hit Hello won Record of the Year and Song of the Year over Beyoncé’s Formation .
An even bigger surprise was that 25 won over Lemonade in the Album of the Year category.
Adele herself couldn’t believe her eyes when she walked up to receive the award and give a speech. “I cannot accept this award without expressing my admiration for the greatest artist of my life, Beyoncé. Lemondae is a great, inspirational album” – Adele said when accepting the award.
Harry Styles, Beyoncé, Adele, Bad Bunny and Kendrick Lamar (from left)Evaluated as equal in talent
This year, nearly 6 years after the above event, we once again continue to witness that historic confrontation but with Adele’s hit Easy On Me and Beyoncé’s Break My Soul in the Record of the Year category. and Song of the Year. Similarly, Adele’s 30 continues to face Beyoncé’s Renaissance in the Album of the Year category.
Will that scenario repeat in 2023? The possibility is still open, because both are considered equally talented. Both 30 and Renaissance have been praised throughout the past year, breaking many records and continuously topping major music charts.
Adele’s “30” album coverIn the US, was Adele’s third consecutive Billboard 200 number-one album and also became the best-selling album in 2021 and 2022. In addition, 30 won Album of the Year at the 2022 Brit Awards, making Adele an artist. The first solo artist in history to win this honor 3 times.
From the album 30 , the lead single Easy On Me , released on October 15, 2021, became the longest-running number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 by a female artist in the 2020s, with 10 weeks at the top of the chart. ratings.
Not to be outdone, Renaissance also had remarkable commercial successes. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, Beyoncé’s 7th consecutive album to do so. Renaissance also reached number one in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” album coverFrom the album Renaissance , the lead single Break My Soul was released on June 20, 2022 and reached number one on several charts worldwide, including the Billboard Hot 100.
The Grammy organizing committee must have considered this scale very carefully. And although the media pays a lot of attention to Adele and Beyoncé, the remaining nominations have many interesting names such as ABBA, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige. In addition, stars that are loved by the public such as Harry Styles, Coldplay, Lizzo and Bad Bunny also appeared.