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Michelle Obama’s Grammys surprise appearance kicks off ceremony with a standing ovation

Michelle Obama’s Grammys surprise appearance kicks off ceremony with a standing ovation

The ex-first lady's appearance at the award ceremony evoked a mixed reaction on social media, with both Michelle Obama's proponents and critics vocally making it known where their sympathies lie. A breathless Cardi B became the first solo woman to win best rap album, Lady Gaga took home the award for best pop duo performance and Dua Lipa was awarded best new artist.

The music business will be partying ahead of the show at celebrations including the pre-Grammy gala hosted by the Recording Academy and Clive Davis, the Family Tree Entertainment music managers pre-Grammy brunch and the Music Is Universal artist showcase hosted by Lucian Grainge. There was a standing O for Mrs.

Obama took the stage with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez and Alicia Keys. "Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys", she said.

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The video also has footage of Offset in the recording studio and him FaceTiming his son in a auto . Cardi shared onstage, adding with a laugh, "Maybe I need to smart smoking weed".

"We had to keep it on the low, especially because our forever first lady was here", she said.

Details: As we'll hear a couple of times, this is "music's biggest night". It's nothing but love, and we're feeling it, too. Whatever IT is, she's got it. Besides feteing the former First Lady, the Grammys' unofficial official party - a gala hosted by legendary music producer Clive Davis - hosted Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who was the belle of the ball. Gaga is set to perform her hit single "Shallow" alongside Mark Ronson, with whom she collaborated on the song for her film A Star Is Born. "Let's just be honest, this is a celebration and you all didn't think I was coming out here by myself did you?" "We all need each other, right? I was thrilled to be there for the one and only Alicia Keys at the Grammys", she wrote. Mayer joined Keys to present this year's award in the same category.

"I'm very proud to have been a part of it", Lopez gushed. Tonight, Keys revealed that Mayer actually broke off a piece of his prize to give it to her, and the two reunited to bring their shared Grammy back together after 15 years apart.