Michelle Obama stuns crowd with surprise Grammys appearance

Brunilde Fioravanti
Febbraio 11, 2019

The show's host, Alicia Keys, welcomed the quartet of Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez and Obama onto the stage. However, it was clear enough that people on Twitter noticed. "If you see someone that's hurting don't look away". It helps us to hear one another, to invite each other in. They join previously announced performers J Balvin, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Little Big Town, Post Malone, Ricky Martin, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Diana Ross, Arturo Sandoval and Young Thug. She performed herself, singing a medley of other artists' nominated songs before singing the chorus from her Jay-Z collaboration, the Grammy-winning hit "Empire State of Mind". "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".

After her second, for the song named after the superstar's aunt, Lady Gaga called the award "more than me & my family could ever dream of".

Keys, Gaga, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae, Diana Ross, Katy Perry and best country album Grammy victor Kacey Musgraves also performed. No one knew what to expect from an Alicia Keys-hosted Grammys, but now we know.

Michelle said, "Music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes our joys".

She shared a personal story about how John Mayer once split a Grammy with her after losing best song to him 2005.

Alicia Keys playing two pianos at the same time.

Cardi B enjoying her honest surprise. Upon winning her first award for Best Rap Album, Cardi B was so stunned that she had trouble finishing her thank and said, "The nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed".

"Mongol? She just said it".

An absent Ariana Grande, who pulled out of the show last week after a dispute with producers, won her first Grammy, best pop vocal album for Sweetener.

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