Michelle Obama makes surprise Grammys appearance to support host Alicia Keys

The former First Lady appeared Keys, Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez and discussed the important role music has played in her life.

Published: 11th February 2019 01:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2019 01:45 PM   |  A+A-

Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama

Alicia Keys (L) kisses Michelle Obama at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.


LOS ANGELES: Former First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the 2019 Grammys to support the host of the ceremony Alicia Keys and discuss the important role music has played in her life.

Obama, 55, appeared onstage alongside Keys, Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez.

Keys introduced the segment saying, "Music is what we all love, music is what it's all about. Everybody is out here shining and I'm so proud to bring us together to honour 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. From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side, to the 'who run the world' songs that fuelled 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," Obama said.

After the awards ceremony, she posted a group photograph on Instagram and said as a friend she always makes sure to be with her "girls" at every point in their lives. 

Keys was announced the host of the ceremony last month.

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