Former First Lady Michelle Obama took a brief break from her blockbuster book tour on Sunday night for a surprise appearance at the start of the 2019 Grammys.
Obama, 55, appeared onstage alongside Grammys host Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez to discuss the important role music had played in their lives.
Introducing the segment, Keys said, “Music is what we all love, music is what it’s all about. 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.”
A source familiar with the planning tells PEOPLE Obama attended for Keys, a friend.
Keys had been to the Obama White House a couple of times, says the source. Keys had been to the Obama White House a couple of times, says the source.
“It’s a nice friendship that they have,” the source says. “Mrs. Obama just wanted to be supportive of Alicia.” Read more