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Grammys: Michelle Obama Gets Standing Ovation with Surprise Appearance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards kicked off Sunday with a group of powerful women, including Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga, describing the role of music in their lives — a display that came a year after female voices were somewhat muted at the 2018 ceremony.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Jada Pinkett Smith, Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Lopez walk onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Kendrick Lamar Tops Grammy Nominations, Taylor Swift Snubbed

NEW YORK (AP) — The music of “Black Panther,” with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt.

Kendrick Lamar performs onstage at 2016 Panorama NYC Festival - Day 2 at Randall's Island on July 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Carlos Santana Defends Adele Grammys Sweep: Beyoncé ‘Not a Singer’

Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana weighed in on Adele’s sweep of the Grammy Awards earlier this week, telling the Associated Press in Australia on Tuesday that Beyoncé should not have won the night’s most prestigious prizes because “she’s not a singer.”

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Flynn: Politics Killing Pop Culture’s Popularity

The Grammys featured a performer namedrop “President Agent Orange” and a presenter urging the audience to google a transgender teen. The made-for-television event lost one percent of its ratings over last year and four percent over 2015.

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