Michelle Obama gets raucous applause at Grammy Awards

Alicia Keys and Michelle Obama at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards

Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Appearance At 2019 Grammy Awards

The former first lady went last, and got only a few words into her remarks about wearing out old Motown Records when she grew up on the South Side of Chicago before the audience drowned her out with applause.

Check out all the best celebrity reactions to the 2019 Grammy Awards below.

The big winners of the night included Album of the Year victor Kacey Musgraves, Cardi B who became the first woman to win the Best Rap Album award as a solo artist.

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", she explained.

"We had to keep it on the low, especially because our forever first lady was here".

Flanked by two pianos ― one black, one white ― Keys delved into a cabaret-style medley of songs she wished she'd written, including Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly", Nat King Cole's "Unforgettable" and Lauren Hill's "Doo-Wop (That Thing)".

"So I was thrilled to be there for the one and only @aliciakeys at the #GRAMMYs". "Is it OK I can't wait to see you?"

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The Grammys has frequently shut out hip-hop artists from its top prizes, despite rap's dominance as the biggest music genre in the United States. But it was female artists who dominated nominations in the top categories.

She won four Grammys in 2004, two in 2007 and Best R&B Album in 2013 for "Girl on Fire".

Other performers included Post Malone with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shawn Mendes with Miley Cyrus, and Janelle Monae. Music helps us share ourselves.

Check out the other 2019 Grammys performances by staying up to date on our ongoing coverage. Obama has sold out arenas on her massive worldwide book tour, where she has been interviewed on stage by Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker and former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, among others.

John Mayer joining Alicia Keys to reunite their Grammy.

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