It was more than just a golden hour for country singer Kacey Musgraves; she had a golden night. Musgraves earned four Grammy Awards on Sunday, in
It was more than just a golden hour for country singer Kacey Musgraves; she had a golden night.
Musgraves earned four Grammy Awards on Sunday, including album of the year for “Golden Hour,” best country album, best country solo performance and best country song. A shocked Musgraves thanked everyone for “championing” her music.
A big part of friendship is showing up for your girls—that’s why I was thrilled to be there for the one and only @aliciakeys at the #GRAMMYs. She is one of the most genuine and thoughtful people I know—there’s no one better to help us all celebrate the unifying power of music! pic.twitter.com/8cMhTmsClA— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 11, 2019
Childish Gambino, who did not attend, won multiple awards as well, including song and record of the year for “This Is America,” becoming the first rap song to win in the categories. Gambino also won best rap/sung performance and the music video for “This Is America” won an award for director Hiro Murai.
Alicia Keys, who got a little assistance from some big names to open the ceremony, proved throughout the show that she needed no help to deliver a powerhouse performance as first-time host.
Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Michelle Obama joined Keys on stage during the opening minutes for an ode to music and sisterhood.
Obama, who got a rousing applause from the crowd, so much so that she had to pause saying her lines and restart once it calmed, said music “fueled” her through the last decade.
“Music helps us share ourselves — our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys,” Obama said.
“It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters — every story within every voice, every note within every song.”
Keys said the night was about celebrating “the greatness in each other.”On social media, Keys was celebrated for her greatness by the internet reviewers of social media.
Her hosting style played to her strengths as a storyteller and musician.She shared a personal story about how John Mayer once split a Grammy with her after losing best song to him 2005. Mayer joined Keys to present this year’s award in the same category.