Infographic: How to grab a Grammy

Despite her protestations that Beyoncé should have won instead, Adele scored big at the 2017 Grammy awards on Sunday 12th February.

She picked up all five of the awards for which she was nominated, including Record of the Year for ‘Hello’ and Album of the Year for ‘25’ – which she received saying, “I can’t possibly accept this award,” instead dedicating it to “artist of my life” Beyoncé for her album ‘Lemonade’. Later the 28-year-old London-born singer-songwriter broke the gong in half to share it with her idol.

“What does she have to do to win?” Adele asked towards the end of her non-acceptance speech. Well, we might just be able to help Queen Bey out – at least as far as the Record of the Year category is concerned – with this infographic from DG #14, which breaks down the winning factors behind every victorious song between 1959 and 2014. According to form, if Beyoncé becomes a man, releases her song in the summertime and makes it about a romantic split of some kind, she’ll be laughing for 2018…

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