Even in a room full of superstars, our forever first lady still manages to leave everyone starstruck. The 61st Annual Grammy Awards aired Sunday night, and while several musicians and presenters were already confirmed, viewers and attendees were in for a treat just minutes into the show's airing.
Singer Alicia Keys served as the emcee for the evening and opened the awards show with a monologue about what music means to her.
"Music is what we all love. Music is what it’s all about," the "No One" singer said. "Everybody is out here shining, and I’m so proud to bring us together to honor this moment because music is what we cry to; it's what we march to; it's what we rock to; it’s what we make love to. It's our shared global language."
Keys promised the evening would be a celebration and emphatically introduced four of her close friends to speak on how music has touched their lives.
Out came Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez and Mrs. Obama.
"They said I was weird," Gaga said, kicking off the series of acknowledgments, and mentioned how people doubted her look and her aesthetic to be a true artist. She thanked her fanbase, the Little Monsters.
Next was J. Lo, who discussed her days growing up in the Bronx, New York, as a catalyst for her love of performing and singing.
Pinkett Smith was next, and she explained how music can touch the lives of those around us, no matter how we are feeling.
Obama couldn't even get a word out before the audience erupted into applause while simultaneously wiping away tears.
Twitter was here for it all.
should’ve just gone ahead and ended the grammys after michelle obama’s cameo— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) February 11, 2019
The real winner tonight?
According to People, Obama was in attendance for the show because of her longstanding relationship with Keys, dating back to her days as America's first Black first lady. Queens supporting queens is our aesthetic.
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