Michelle Obama makes surprise Grammys appearance to support friend Alicia Keys

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor

Michelle Obama, 55, showed up at the Grammys last night, to the delight of the music industry’s best and brightest.

The First Lady and ‘Becoming’ author made a surprise appearance at the Grammy Awards ceremony, which was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

She was pictured alongside the likes of Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett Smith, J Lo and Lady Gaga.

Posting the image to her 26.8 million followers on her Instagram account, Obama – who wore a sparkly two piece suit for the evening – revealed she was there to support Keys, who was the host of the night.

Michelle Obama pictured with Jada Pinkett Smith (far left), Alicia Keys (middle), J Lo (second to right) and Lady Gaga (far right). [Photo: Getty]

Taking to the stage alongside the aforementioned group of women, Obama made a moving speech on the importance of music.

She said: “Music has always helped me tell my story and I know that’s true for everybody. Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys.”

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“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. Is that right, ladies?”

Obama has gone from strength to strength since the publication of her memoir, ‘Becoming’, late last year.

Last December, she delighted fans on social media, wearing a sparkly £3,000 pair of boots by Balenciaga for an interview with Sarah Jessica Parker, 53, as part of her book tour.

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