Despite rumors to the contrary, the Grammys were more entertaining that expected. Michelle Obama showed up unexpectedly. So did Drake, who took home a Grammy for ‘God’s Plan” – but whose acceptance speech, which basically was about how true success is not measured in Grammys, was cut off to the CBS viewing audience. Cardi B performed “Money” with classical pianist Chloe Flower, who mesmerized the audience with her dramatic playing.
Michelle Obama joined host Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez on stage to introduce the ways music changed their lives. It was likely a response to last year’s controversy over the dearth of female nominees and perforrmers at the show last year. This Grammys made a concerted effort to change that this by inviting a more diverse crop of Grammy voters and putting more women on the show. (Nominee and Grammy winner tonight, Ariana Grande, reportedly dropped out after a spat with Grammy producers.)
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