Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Michelle Obama gets raucous applause at 2019 Grammy Awards

Michelle Obama gets raucous applause at 2019 Grammy Awards

Following Lady Gaga and Jada, Michelle's initial attempt to speak was ground to a halt by the cheering crowds, leading Michelle to jokingly shush the audience with the words, "all right, all right, we've got a show to do". "Tonight we celebrate the greatness in each other, all of us, through music". She smiled and eventually re-started her comments.

The singer won an award for best pop solo performance for "Joanne" as well as best song written for visual media for "Shallow" from her Oscar-nominated film "A Star is Born". Throughout the night, there were several moments that were genuinely touching, so in the interest of furthering that spirit, here's a look at the best moments from the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Lady Gaga used that moment to address mental health, which is a major subject of "A Star is Born". "So for security purposes, we had to keep it low". Michelle was seen sporting a shimmery steel grey pantsuit while Alicia can be seen donning a green gown.

"We just won our first of Grammy nominations for the night". Sure, his song "Daughters" was nice and very sing-along-y, but Keys had written her seminal song "If I Ain't Got You".

Celebrities at the ceremony literally embraced her with open arms as she walked onto the stage holding hands with Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Jada Pinkett Smith.

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"So I was thrilled to be there for the one and only @aliciakeys at the #GRAMMYs". You know those songs that live inside of you and live inside of me, and you just love it so much, because it was done so well that you wish you wrote it.

Twitter has been abuzz with news of the public disagreement between Ariana Grande and Grammy producers.

"This is America", about police brutality and racism, also took Grammys for best music video and best rap performance.

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino - nominees in all or most of the big three categories - also opted out of performing; however, representatives for the artists have not confirmed if they will attend the show. As the show was starting at the Staples Center out in Los Angeles, Alicia spoke about the transformative power of music. (On the red carpet, Mendes would not confirm rumours that the pair have a song coming out.) The night before the Grammys, the two performed a cover of Parton and Kenny Rogers' "Islands in the Stream" at the MusiCares gala honouring Parton.

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