Adele vs. Beyoncé. Traditional vs Experimental. Unifier vs. Controversial.
The two famous Pop divas hold most of the nominations for the 2017 Grammy awards, despite their apparently opposite styles.
Adele's success is based on her appealing traditionalism. Her music acts as a unifier, making songs for kids and grandparents, pop obsessives and pop skeptics", reports The Atlantic.
Beyoncé by contrast has lately been on a politically charged experimental kick, riling up what’s left of the American monoculture via racially conscious performances at the Super Bowl.