Coronavirus

Adele 'Cried Pretty Much All Day' After Grammys Performance

Adele
Kevin Winter/WireImage

Adele performs onstage during The 58th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, Calif.  

Adele's Grammys performance was a reminder that when you're performing on live TV, things can go awry even for the very best voices in music. And on today's (Feb. 18) episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the multiple Grammy winner revealed that she "cried pretty much all day" after the 2016 Grammys.

Adele Remix Roundup: Listen to 6 Must-Hear "Hello" Remixes

Performing 25 track "All I Ask," Adele's set got off to a rocky start when the "piano mics fell on to the piano strings," according to a post-Grammys tweet from the U.K. singer-songwriter. After that, Adele's typically astounding voice sounded a bit off for the rest of the performance.

"It threw the whole thing off," Adele admitted to Ellen. "Next time I have any sound issues, I am going to start over. [I will tell them] 'sorry, that's not working for me.' Otherwise… bye!" she added, laughing.

2016 Grammys Performances Ranked From Worst to Best

"In fairness I would have cried if it went really well. If it was a standout performance, I would have cried as well. I always cry," Adele said. "I was so embarrassed…. It can't get much worse than the Grammys."

Despite the high profile sound issues, Adele's live vocal prowess is well documented -- and based on the immediate social media response, everyone seems to understand that her Grammy performance was an aberration and not the norm for her.

Watch Adele chat with Ellen -- and leave a "Hello, it's me" voicemail on DeGeneres' phone -- below. 

2016 Grammys

THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.