Michelle Obama helped kick off a more inclusive Grammys broadcast


#TIA – Michelle Obama helped the Grammies get off to a more inclusive start in 2019.

A year after the Grammys were deservingly called “irrelevant” at best, “sexist” and “racist” at worst, the world’s biggest night in music took a small but palpable step forward.

Increasingly more of a collection of performances than a show about awards, tonight’s (Feb. 10) Grammys finally decided to highlight some of the women—past, present, and future—who represent popular music. Of the show’s 18 performances, 14 were either a solo female act or an ensemble led by a woman. Last year, only seven of the 20 performances were women-centric.

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