Michelle Obama Celebrates The Influence Of Black Music During A Surprise Appearance At The Grammy Awards

"From the Motown records I wore out on the southside, to the 'Who Run The World?' songs I wore out this last decade, music has helped me tell my story," she said.
Rachaell Davis Feb, 10, 2019

It’s official—again—there’s truly no stage that Michelle Obama can’t make even better.

Appearing alongside host Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jenifer Lopez and Lady Gaga to open the show, our forever FLOTUS received a standing ovation as she made a surprise appearance at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards to open the show. The ladies each spoke words paying tribute to the powerful influence music had had on their lives and Mrs. Obama didn’t hesitate to use to the moment to celebrate Black music in particular.

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“From the Motown records I wore out on the southside, to the ‘Who Run The World?’ songs I wore out this last decade, music has helped me tell my story,” she said.

She closed out the moment by reminding everyone of music’s power and ability to unite us all.

“Music shows us that all of it matters,” she added. “Every story within every voice, every note within every song.”

An unforgettable moment, indeed.