But the new mom seemed genuinely shocked and flustered in a charming way when she went on stage to accept the award. Adding to the affect: Presenter Jennifer Lopez left a lipstick mark on Adele's cheek from a congratulatory kiss.
Did you catch the cutaway camera pan to Taylor? Maybe she thought Adele was stealing her usual acceptance speech attitude? Taylor did not look happy (she actually hardly smiled all night, even though she looked fierce), but who can blame her? Her breakup with Harry Styles has been getting such a spotlight it has already inspired a song of its own, "I'm Alright."
Despite not winning tonight, we know Taylor will be alright in no time.
And we couldn't be happier for Adele.
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