Michelle Obama Makes Suprise Appearance At Grammy Awards

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Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance during the opening address at the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and was met with a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd.

Grammy host Alicia Keys kicked off the show by inviting Obama, 55, along with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez, to share personal anecdotes about how music has changed their lives and empowered them as women.

Obama, wearing a shimmering, silver suit, was briefly interrupted as the crowd erupted in cheers and applause at the beginning of her comments.

Obama is currently touring to promote her memoir “Becoming,” which was released in the United States and in 28 languages around the world.