What happened at the Grammys 2019
Sunday night saw the 61st Grammy Awards take place in Los Angeles with Alicia Keys as host of the prestigious ceremony. The talented star called upon some of her most famous pals (notably absent was Jay-Z and Beyonce) to help her through the presenting gig.
Last year’s awards came under fire for the lack of girl power, so this year the academy went to great lengths to make up for it.
Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance on stage at the Grammy Awards, and said she was doing so to support her friend Alicia Keys. Joining the former First Lady on stage to a huge applause was the awards’ host Keys, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Speaking to the crowd of assembled stars in Los Angeles, Obama spoke of her love of music and its power to unite.
‘From the Motown records I wore out on the south side to the “who run the world?” songs that fuelled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story and I know that’s true for everybody here. ‘Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys.
Meanwhile another icon receiving special recognition at the annual awards’ show was Dolly Parton. The star was honoured by her goddaughter Miley Cyrus as well as Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves among many, who performed a medley of the 73-year-old’s greatest hits, as well as a cover of Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush.