For their On the Run II tour, pop’s most powerful couple perform the third act of their high-stakes play about faithfulness and disappointment.
The married titans of popular music released their long-rumored collaborative project after a concert in London on Saturday.
In a performance that reinvented the festival set, the pop star commanded the stage for nearly two hours, teaching history and sweating the details.
Prizes were also given to “Atlanta,” “Veep” and “Happy Valley.”
Her victory lay in refusing to make herself palatable for white viewers.
Beyoncé was a pregnant sun goddess who projected power and warmth; Adele was vulnerable and honest about the challenges of parenting.
The Recording Academy faced a potential backlash for going all-in on a white, traditionalist artist like Adele; now industry observers are speaking out.
What happens before “The envelope, please”? Committees debate internally over the legitimacy of nominations.
Drake and Rihanna are each up for eight awards, Chance the Rapper has seven nominations, and Adele is up for five, including the top three categories.