Adele Showers Love on Her Son and Pours Emotion in Grammy Acceptance Speech

Adele’s acceptance speech for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance (for her hit “Easy on Me”) was a touching tribute to her 10-year-old son, Angelo. The singer, who took the stage at the Arena in LA, gave a shout-out to her son for his love and grace during her divorce from Angelo’s father, Simon Konecki, in 2018.

Through tears, Adele said, “I dedicate this to my son Angelo. I wrote the first verse in the shower when I was choosing to change my son’s life, and he’s been nothing but humble and gracious to me ever since.” She also acknowledged her partner, sports agent Rich Paul, saying “Oh God, Rich said, ‘Don’t cry. If you win, don’t cry.’ And here I am crying.”

Adele closed her speech with a salute to all the artists, declaring her love for piano ballads and their bravery. The award was presented to Adele by none other than Dwayne Johnson, who was introduced by host Trevor Noah. The Rock hugged Adele as the host declared, “Adele, meet The Rock; The Rock, meet Adele.” Adele’s 16th Grammy win came after beating out top artists like Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, and Harry Styles.

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