"Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves".
Pinkett-Smith added, "We express our pain, power, and progress through music, whether we're creating it or just appreciating it".
Alicia Keys (L) and Michelle Obama at the Grammy Awards. "It allows us to hear one another".
Starting with Lady Gaga, each woman noted how much music means to them personally. "Celebrating so many incredible nominees, particularly women nominees ... is so incredibly magnificent and so many are my friends", said Alicia.
One of the biggest musical events of the year, Grammy Awards are live right now and numerous worldwide sensations from across the globe have made it to the event.
Ariana Grande won her first Grammy in the same week that she publicly blasted Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich and accused him of lying about why she was no longer performing at the show. She is one of the most loved personalities across the globe and her book was also among the best sellers. Women hold the majority in two of the top categories, Album of the Year and Best New Artist. It reminds me where I come from but also reminds of all of the places I can go.
Plus, Alicia is the first female to host the ceremony in over a decade. Speaking about the different genres of music, the women said that all styles need to be represented and respected. Some complained that a black artist should be involved in the tribute, while others said stronger vocalists should perform over Lopez. Ricky Martin, Dolly Parton, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Diana Ross will appeal to certain demographics, and Camila Cabello, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes and Dua Lipa will hit others. Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day will honour the late Aretha Franklin with a performance.