Grammys 2019: Michelle Obama makes surprise appearance

Rihanna during the arrivals at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Award

While the girl-power gathering sent fans into a frenzy, none of the A-list performers on stage got almost the reaction that Obama enjoyed.

The music world will hit the red carpet on Sunday for the Grammys, with a wider selection of nominees - led by hip-hop royalty and a bevy of talented women - up for the top prizes. While Gaga, Smith and Lopez were able to allude to their own experiences as entertainers to highlight how powerful music can be, Obama had to put a hold on her own remarks as she was met with roaring applause immediately after uttering her first words.

"From the Motown records I wore out on the south side", Obama said, as the audience erupted. Our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. "I feel like we are truly part of a celebration, bringing the light, bringing the energy and continuing to make the statement that music is such an important part of all of our lives", she said in a press preview on February 7, according to Rolling Stone. Music shows us that all of it matters, every story within every voice, every note within every song.

That's when the former first lady spoke up, sending the crowd into an uproar."Amen", Obama said.

Michelle Obama is at the #Grammys!

Janelle Monae remembers being frustrated at last year's Grammy Awards, where male acts dominated in nominations and the only woman competing for the night's top award, Lorde, didn't get a chance to perform onstage. "Envisioning the day and putting light around it".

"Yes, we have so much more work to do, but this is a moment to be celebrated". Alicia Keys is hosting this year's event - and she's the first woman to do so in over a decade. "I called on it for all of us".

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

"It's a little bit of a second home to me". As much as it is about me, it's not just about me.

"I want to celebrate!"

"I know i'm not there tonight (trust, i tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh) and i know i said i try not to put too much weight into these things. but (expletive). this is wild and lovely. thank you so much", she tweeted after learning about her win.

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