The 59th Annual Grammys was packed with stunning performances, controversial award winners and acceptance speeches with real-world relevance. However, this night will forever be remembered by one poignant question – How did Beyonce lose again? Many factors played into this outcome: decades of similar precedents and voter demographics, and sadly bad timing.
It goes without saying that Adele’s 25 was a less-progressive album of the year than Beyonce’s Lemonade — so much so that Adele herself was apologetic during her acceptance speech. However, the fact of the matter remains that 25 had a wider audience, and a Grammy-friendly sound that inevitably sealed the deal.