At Sunday night's Grammy Awards ceremony, Adele took home the award for Album of the Year, beating out Beyoncé for the top prize.
But although the moment was shocking - at least by the tightly managed standards of televised awards shows - it wasn't exactly a surprise: After all, Adele experienced a similar mishap at the 2016 Grammys, where she delivered a deeply pitchy rendition of her song "All I Ask" that seemed to disrupt the idea of Adele's vocal prowess. While accepting the award for Best Album of the Year for 25, Adele shared her award with Beyonce - literally. Bruno Mars performs "Let's Go Crazy" during a tribute to Prince at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Purple One was honored by The Time, a Minneapolis band he helped create.
The Time put on an incredible show as a tribute to the late artist Prince - a funk-infused, foot-stomping jam that saw everyone on their feet where the artists called for the audience to "keep the party going".
As the song progressed, movement crept into Adele's performance - she swayed from side to side and punctuated lines with pointed fingers.
The singer performed "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles" on the Grammys stage, sheathed in all-over gold with a statement-making headdress. "What the f**k does she have to do to win Album of the Year?".
The politically-driven performance made reference to President Donald Trump's travel ban, which temporarily restricts immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Five years ago when I was last here, I also was pregnant and I didn't know and I was awarded that shortly after.
At Sunday evening's Grammy Awards, the biggest night in music brought viewers plenty of material to share on social media with daring fashion choices, tear-jerking speeches, and epic performances.
Chance the Rapper also impressed with 3 wins, including Best new Artist.