If you were wondering why Adele was the only person involved in George Michael’s tribute at the Grammys — it’s because the Recording Academy had no real choice.
Adele told Sunday People : “I was devastated, I had to go for a walk on my own and on Boxing Day I said to Simon, my partner, I have to do that tribute.”
“They didn’t want a tribute at first – his family and camp – and they came back and were very specific that it be me.”
“I said, ‘Great, I have got something in the pipeline. If you want me to do it, I will do it.’”
Adele, 28, added: “When the video came out, I was blown away by how f–king hot he was.”
“It is exceptional how good looking he was.” She also said George, whose hits included “Faith” and “Father Figure,” influenced her with his views on life and fame.
She said: “I found him one of the truest icons, because when people are that famous there is not fakeness in a bad way but they put on an alter ego to protect themselves, and rightly so.”
“I understand and appreciate that.”
That explains why she had to make sure she got it right!