Michelle Obama Is a True Rock Star During Surprise Grammys Appearance

Michelle Obama Is a True Rock Star During Surprise Grammys Appearance

Our dignity and sorrows, our hope and joy.

Pinkett-Smith added, "We express our pain, power, and progress through music, whether we're creating it or just appreciating it".

On Sunday, former First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Grammy Awards, standing on the stage with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez and Alicia Keys. "It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in", Obama said. She took to twitter to share a photo with all of them and wrote, "A big part of friendship is showing up for your girls-that's why I was thrilled to be there for the one and only @aliciakeys at the #GRAMMYs". "Celebrating so many wonderful nominees, particularly women nominees ... is so incredibly magnificent and so many are my friends", said Alicia.

Additionally, J Balvin, Young Thug, Ricky Martin and Arturo Sandoval will join Cabello for the show's opening, while Fantasia, Yolanda Adams and Andra Day will pay homage to the late Aretha Franklin.

Plus, Alicia is the first female to host the ceremony in over a decade. "It reminds me of where I come from but it also reminds me of all the places I can go".

When asked about the lack of women in the top categories at the 2018 Grammys, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said women need to "step up".

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The Grammys are in even worse shape than the Oscars when it comes to figuring out ratings and appeal, and face a continued low-key boycott from music's biggest names on account of an ongoing problem with representation across nominations. Drama has also surrounded the Grammys around its Motown Records tribute: Some people complained when a promo aired on CBS showing Jennifer Lopez as the act set to honor the legendary record label, which launched the careers of the Jackson 5, the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more. A representative for the Grammys didn't return an email seeking clarification about the tribute. The other ladies too shared their thoughts about music.

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