Adele takes song, record and album of the year at Grammy Awards

Beyoncé may be the queen but it's Adele who was awarded the royal blessings at the 59th Grammy Awards.The British singer won five awards Sunday night, including song and record of the year for her hit Hello and album of the year for 25. In addition to running her lifetime Grammy total to 1521 and Rolling in the Deep — and second female artist to win album of the year twice (after Taylor Swift).Other honorees of note: Chance the Rapper took home three Grammys, including best new artist and best rap album, Beyoncé's groundbreaking Lemonade snagged best urban contemporary album, and David Bowie posthumously swept his five nominated categories, including best rock song for Blackstar.Here is a minute-by-minute breakdown (ET) of the Grammy festivities:12:16: Adele surprised journalists by stopping backstage without her Grammy hardware and talking about her victorious night. "America has always been very kind to me, I don't know why," she says. Adele discusses the long journey to making the album following the birth of her child. "I didn’t think anyone would care. I thought no one would know it was me. I thought it was going to be a very expensive disaster." And once again, Adele gave props to Beyonce. "Like I said in my speech, my album of the year (was) Lemonade. I was completely rooting for her, voting for her." Adele has been a fan of Beyonce since falling "in love" with the singer at age 11. "It was her time to win. It was like, what the (expletive) has she got to do to win album of the year?" Even though Grammy voters are very traditional, "I thought this was the year that they would go with the tide. Of course, I am very grateful having won. But I felt the need to tell her, because I love her. And she was more than worthy."11:38: "Hi, everyone." Adele returns to the stage to accept the award for album of the year for 25. "It took an army to make me strong and willing again," she says. Five years ago at Continue Reading