Michelle Obama gets raucous applause at 2019 Grammy Awards

Alicia Keys

She performed herself, singing a medley of other artists' nominated songs before singing the chorus from her Jay-Z collaboration, the Grammy-winning hit "Empire State of Mind". The best moment of the whole damn night just happened in the first nine minutes of the show.

Lady Gaga using her moment to help others.

"A lot of artists deal with that, and we have to take care of each other", she said.

On Twitter earlier in the night, the singer joked that she was "not gonna be able to wear any makeup tonight" because of her joy-filled tears. She may no longer be in the white house as the First Lady, but she surely has won many hearts. In the closer, when she pegged "New York" as the song she wrote that she wished she'd written, it was completely the stuff chef's kiss emojis are made for.

Obama is still on an author tour for her book "Becoming". "And it led me to all of you and my little monsters, who I love so much".

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No, it wasn't a last-minute Ariana Grande appearance.

Though many were glued to the TV to watch Alicia Keys'hosting duties, the performances and big winners at the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday, PEOPLE was also watching for the action off-camera and backstage.

This year, five of the eight nominees for Album of the Year are women: rapper Cardi B, folk-rock singer Brandi Carlile, pop futurist Janelle Monae, R&B prodigy H.E.R. and country star Kacey Musgraves.

This year's first performance was a Latin music-powered performance by Camila Cabello, which featured J Balvin, Ricky Martin, and Arturo Sandoval. The infectiousness of Cardi B's energy is simply undeniable, especially when she's as into what she's doing as with this performance, okurrr?

The music business will be partying ahead of the show at celebrations including the pre-Grammy gala hosted by the Recording Academy and Clive Davis, the Family Tree Entertainment music managers pre-Grammy brunch and the Music Is Universal artist showcase hosted by Lucian Grainge.

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