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Carlos Santana Apologizes for Saying Beyonce is 'Not a Singer'

Carlos Santana Apologizes for Saying Beyonce is 'Not a Singer'

Carlos Santana is in some hot water after saying Beyonce is “not a singer.”

In an interview, the 69-year-old performer explained why he thought Adele won the Album of the Year Grammy over Beyonce.

“I think that Adele won because she can sing sing,” he said. “With all respect to our sister Beyoncé, Beyoncé is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modeling kind of music – music to model a dress – she’s not a singer singer, with all respect to her.”

After the huge backlash, he responded on Facebook, “I would like to clarify a comment that was reported when I was doing an interview for some upcoming shows in Australia & New Zealand. My intent was to congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the Grammies. My comment about Beyonce was regretfully taken out of context. I have the utmost respect for her as an artist and a person. She deserves all the accolades that come her way. I wish Beyonce and her family all the best.

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Posted to: 2017 Grammys, Adele, Beyonce Knowles, Carlos Santana

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  • damian gonzales

    Santana does not have to apologize, he said a truth, Beyonce is not a singer, beyonce is just a marketing product.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    She’s not though

  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    The same can be said about Taylor Swift in regards to singing and performing live. As Beyonce, she is a brand and a marketing machine. The advantage they have is one can dance her butt off and the other can write a catchy tune and play a few instruments, but they can’t sing, it’s the truth.

  • Grunge Groupie

    Beyonce is annoying and I haven’t liked any of her songs in years but she CAN sing, she always sounds good live too. I think she has just overstayed her welcome and should have retired, let some other people be on top. When people stick around too long people get tired of seeing them.

  • plez

    Not really an apology.

  • Gina

    People forget that Beyonce can actually sing, they just get distracted by all the hoopla around her performances.

  • Arx

    Anyone who says Beyonce is not a singer is delusional. You can hate her politics and her performances but that woman can sing.

  • devvv

    Beyonce has twice the vocal range of Adele (4 octaves vs. 2 octaves). Adele doesn’t have the versatility or range that Beyonce has. You might not be a fan of her’s, but that doesn’t mean she can’t sing.

  • Flávia Fonseca

    He’s not wrong though

  • 777

    He’s wrong, she can sing, just not as good as Adele.
    Personally, i’m not a fan of Beyonce. I feel like the worship she’s getting is ridiculous, she’s faker than TS.

  • Lauren Maxwell

    You are so right. A real singer let him or her voice shine through. They don’t need all glitz and glam behind them.

  • Chicken_Paprikash

    He’s right. She is famous for marrying a street gutter criminal

  • Dee

    the beygency came for him. it was only matter of time.

  • Dee

    the beygency came for him. it was only matter of time.

  • Dee

    the beygency came for him. it was only matter of time.

  • Loather

    Beyoncé is an alarm bell, but Adele is not better, just differently bad.

  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    I can’t argue what Beyonce vocal range is verses Adele’s and I will say that if we compare Beyonce signing voice to Swift, then yes, she sings. So, I retract my original comment to an extent. What I find most astonishing is the amount of writers and producers it takes to come up with a song Beyonce sings, it’s actually quite embarrassing and goes to show how little she knows.

  • devvv

    I don’t see why that’s a problem. She’s never marketed herself as a singer-songwriter. Whitney Houston didn’t write her biggest hit, but no one questioned her abilities as a singer. Actors don’t write/produce/direct the films they star in, but that doesn’t make them any less of actors. They act. She sings. I don’t see why she’s given so much flack and artists in similar situations aren’t.

  • Legendary Trolly

    Beyonce’s voice is so different and velvity, and smooth and rich. This woman can hit any type of note, discovered. She is by far the greatest vocalist of this era. Adel is a few notches below her, but Adele’s voice is ordinary. Beyonce’s voice is very special.

  • Legendary Trolly

    Beyonce’s voice is so different and velvety, and smooth and rich. This woman can hit any type of note, discovered. She is by far the greatest vocalist of this era. Adel is a few notches below her, but Adele’s voice is ordinary. Beyonce’s voice is very special.

  • suzybel

    Well he does have a point!

  • 777

    Lol, Adele’s voice is ordinary but Beyonce’s is special? Sure thing.

  • Legendary Trolly

    Absolutely. Their was never anyone that sounded like that. Her voice has layers imo. I never said Adelle was a bad singer. But she reminds me of Jennifer Hudson, Aretha, just a typical strong voice. Beyonce sounds unique. Like Mariah also had a unique voice too. Not saying that Beyonce can hit the notes Mariah can, just saying that they have standout voices. Adele is not standout imo