Michelle Obama makes surprise appearance at Grammy Awards

11 February, 2019, 06:25 | Author: Jared Lewis
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Several big stars are not attending the Grammys, including Grande, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, the top nominee with eight, and Drake, nominated for seven awards. Our dignity and sorrows, our hope and joy. "As much as it is about me, it's not just about me", said Monae, who gave a powerful speech a year ago ahead of Kesha's emotional and striking performance celebrating sisterhood and women's rights.

Camila Cabello kicked off the show with a performance featuring J Balvin, Ricky Martin and Young Thug.

Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance on the Grammys stage Sunday to deliver a message of women's empowerment alongside superstars Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, host Alicia Keys and actress Jada Pinkett-Smith.

If, somehow, the Grammys leak a run of show, we'll be sure to update this post. "They said I was weird, that may look, my choices, my sound, that it wouldn't work".

"We've got a show to do", the former First Lady said in reaction, before sharing how music has touched her life. "Music is the one place we can all feel truly free". "Music took my ears, took my hands, my voice, and my soul, and it led me to all of you and my Little Monsters, who I love so much".

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"Is that right, ladies?" she said to resounding applause.

"It reminds me of where I come from but it also reminds me of all the places I can go", she continued.

Pinkett Smith quipped, "Every voice we hear deserves to be heard and respected".

"Tonight we celebrate the greatness in each other, all of us, through music", Keys said. The call for unity through music was a powerful statement, one that was topped when Alicia, at the end of the opening, had one thing to ask: "who runs the world?"

If you ask Alicia Keys, 38, to host your awards show, she's going to kick off the show in an incredible way. "Celebrating so many unbelievable nominees, particularly women nominees ... is so incredibly magnificent and so many are my friends", said Alicia.

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