(THEWRAP) — Michelle Obama was briefly drowned out by applause as she joined host Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Jennifer Lopez at the beginning of the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

After Keys introduced the other four women as her sisters, each delivered short remarks about the power of music. The former first lady went last, and got only a few words into her remarks about wearing out old Motown Records when she grew up on the South Side of Chicago before the audience drowned her out with applause.

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