Former Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday night stunning the star-studded audience as she walked onto the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Fans were screaming and blowing kisses to Michelle as she smiled before saying ‘We’ve got a show to do!’ and began laughing with her co-presenters.
Michelle looked incredibly beautiful in a two piece dazzling Sachin & Babi outfit that featured a billowing silver blouse with matching slacks and a sparkling belt wrapped above her hips. She stood alongside Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Keys to discuss how music has always helped her tell her story.
‘From the Motown records that I wore out on the Southside, to the Who Run The World songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story and I know that’s true for everyone here,’ Michelle said, throwing in a quick tribute to Beyonce as the audience went wild.
‘Music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes our joys,’ she continued.
‘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.’
Before surprising the audience with Michelle, Alicia began her monologue by paying tribute to music.
‘Music is what we all love, music is what it’s all about,’ she said. ‘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. It’s our shared global language.’
‘It’s our shared global language, and when you really want to say something, you say it with a song, am I right? Or am I right?’
‘So, let’s just be honest. This is a celebration, and y’all didn’t think I was coming out here by myself, did you? Please, can I bring some of my sisters out here tonight?’
After Keys’ then revealed an incredible line-up of co-presenters including Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jenifer Lopez.
Michelle later took to Twitter following her appearance to pay tribute to Alicia Keys and share a photo of herself with her co-presenters backstage.
‘A big part of friendship is showing up for your girls – that’s why I was thrilled to be there for the one and only @aliciakeys at the #GRAMMYs,’ she wrote.
‘She is one of the most genuine and thoughtful people I know – there’s no one better to help us all celebrate the unifying power of music.’
And it was an incredible night of celebrating not only music but women in the music industry as Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, and Lady Gaga took many of the biggest honors of the night.