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Michelle Obama surprise appearance at Grammys

February 11th, 2019 2 min read

Former American first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night in support of her friend Alicia Keys.

Keys, who was hosting the event, introduced the night ahead for the audience then said she was not alone and had come with her sisters.

Michelle then appeared from the backstage alongside Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith and gave a short speech on how music has helped her in life amid audience cheers.

The four women spoke on the theme of how music has built their individual lives but when it was the former first lady’s turn to speak, the audience went wild.


“From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side,” she started before the audience cheers interrupted.

“Alright, we have a show to do, From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side to the ‘Who Run the World’ songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story. And I know that’s true for everybody here. Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters, every story within every voice, every note within every song.”

The audience was excited at Michelle’s presence in the 61st Grammy Awards.

The big winners of the night included Album of the Year winner Kacey Musgraves, Cardi B who became the first woman to win the Best Rap Album award as a solo artist.

Brandi Carlile and Lady Gaga bagged three awards each topping the list of the night’s biggest winners.