Michelle Obama steals the spotlight at 2019 Grammys

Michelle Obama steals the spotlight at 2019 Grammys

Michelle Obama steals the spotlight at 2019 Grammys

Considering that women, per Billboard, will have a larger presence at this year's Grammys ceremony after being "nearly muted" the prior year, Alicia is right.

After Obama's remarks, Keys began the show. "All of us", later adding, "Who runs the world?"

This year, Academy voters did pass on nominating perennial favourites like Taylor Swift for the top three prizes of Album, Record and Song of the Year, relegating pop stars who reigned in years prior to lesser categories.

After a brief introduction from host Alicia Keys, Obama came out with Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett-Smith to talk about the importance of music in their lives.

The brazen comment drew outrage and prompted the executive, Neil Portnow, to say he would resign when his contract expires this summer.

Other performers on the broadcast will include Gaga, Morris, Musgraves, Mendes, Carlile, Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Katy Perry, Mark Ronson, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Post Malone, Janelle Monáe, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chloe x Halle, Travis Scott and Diana Ross.

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The global theme Alicia Keys spoke about has been an evident theme throughout the Grammys.

Without a doubt, the beloved former first lady's cameo appearance will go down as one of the night's biggest surprises, and viewers on twitter couldn't contain their excitement, making the 55-year-old revered political figure a trending topic within minutes.

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.

Keys told CBS news this year's greater representation from women was "far overdue". 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.

"There's great respect that is deserved to women and you will see that live embodied on Sunday".

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