"Thank you so much", Grande tweeted. "Music is so powerful". But, instead of being the only person singing the praises of music, she had a surprise. With more than a dozen awards to give out throughout the evening, she knew nerves were raw, but she wanted everyone to shake them off.
She said, "I wanna welcome you to club keys".
"But look, the point is, you've already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you're a hero in your hometown", Drake continued. A breathless Cardi B became the first solo woman to win best rap album, Lady Gaga took home the award for best pop duo performance and Dua Lipa was awarded best new artist. "It's our shared global language". "Am I right or am I right?"
After her second, for the song named after the superstar's aunt, Lady Gaga called the award "more than me & my family could ever dream of".
Lopez - who has parlayed her successful music career into acting - said that music "kept me moving from the block to the big stages and even bigger screens". "If you understand, then show me your hands", she continues. The place went wild.
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She suggested her comments were being weaponized by the GOP: "We must call out smears from the GOP and their allies". Omar quickly responded and responded that Republicans were victimizing her over her remarks about Jews.
The moment came at the start of a show showcasing the female talent in the music business, one year after women were largely snubbed in the major categories.
For Smith, music played a different, but no less important, role throughout her life.
To introduce the segment, Alicia said, "Music is what we all love, music is what it's all about". "But here's what I know".
No one gets the crowd hyped like Michelle Obama! She and husband Swizz Beatz are raising two sons of their own, Egypt and Genesis, who both appear on the black-and-white cover art. Music helps us share ourselves. It allows us to hear each other and to invite each other in. 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. "What is better than this?"
Alicia Keys, former Grammy victor and coach on NBC's "The Voice". "We all need each other, right?"