How the Michelle Obama GRAMMYs Surprise All Came Together

Michelle Obama Shows Up at the Grammy Awards; Audience Promptly Lose Their Sh*t

The show's host, Alicia Keys, welcomed the quartet of Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez and Obama onto the stage.

Looking ahead to the future of music, the Grammys put an emphasis this year on showcasing women in music.

The politician and author of her memoir Becoming also took to Instagram to share about the exciting moments with her friends, writing: "For me, a big part of friendship is showing up for your girls-whether that's for a birthday, a quick catch-up after work, or a major milestone".

Another fan, @curtisstephen tweeted, "Alicia Keys just walked us through the history of American popular music with a virtuoso performance that was truly was one of the greatest of all-time on the Grammy stage".

"Music shows us that all of it matters - every story within every voice, every note within every song", said the former first lady, looking glam in a sparkling gunmetal pantsuit with a 1970s-esque wrap jacket.

To open the 61st Grammy Awards, host Alicia Keys emphasized again how the night would be a long celebration of musicianship and artistry, and she was certainly right about that. "I would love to ensure the peace and the good energy in the room so that our shoulders can all drop and we can feel the true blessing of having music as a universal language". "We gotta take care of each other". When Alicia Keys lost "Song of the Year" to John Mayer in 2004, even he knew there'd been some kind of mistake.

Pop star Shawn Mendes arrived on the red carpet saying he was "overwhelmingly grateful, and nervous, also".

Mendes went into the evening with his first two nominations ever.

Diana Ross' 9-year-old grandson Raif, who stole the show when he introduced her performance, was spotted running around hamming it up and getting reeled back in during commercial breaks. Missing from the line-up is Ariana Grande who seems to be feuding with the show's producer, Ken Ehrlich.

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