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Here's how Canadians fared at the 2019 Grammy Awards

Here's how Canadians fared at the 2019 Grammy Awards

The evening also began with a powerful moment where host Keys invited her "sisters" - Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jennifer Lopez and former First Lady Michelle Obama - onstage to praise women and the power of music. The ladies surely made the audience weepy with their speech about how music has worked as a healer for them.

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Neil Portnow, the head of the Recording Academy, told women past year to "step up" if they wanted to do better on Grammys night.

She said, "I wanna welcome you to club keys".

"I'm very proud to have been a part of it", Lopez gushed. "She is one of the most genuine, caring, and thoughtful people I know-there's no one better to help us all celebrate the unifying power of music!"

Folk singer Brandi Carlile, 37, was also among the early winners, taking two Grammys for her Americana music single The Joke and another for her album By the Way, I Forgive You. To invite each other in. Music helps us share ourselves.




"Music shows us that all of it matters - every story within every voice, every note within every song", said the former first lady, looking glam in a sparkling gunmetal pantsuit with a 1970s-esque wrap jacket.

Viewers may also be paying close attention to the number of female winners, as past year the show made headlines when Alessia Cara was the only woman to nab a solo Grammy. "It allows us to hear one another". Last year, only one solo female artist received an award in any major category: Alessia Cara for Best New Artist. "[They need] to step up because I think they would be welcome", Portnow said.

"If there's people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and the snow and spending their hard earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don't need this right here, I promise you", he added.

Others involved in the show declined to comment on Portnow's statement.

We're glad the women were able to take back the stage this year.