The singer-songwriter opened Sunday night’s show by bringing out four influential women: former first lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez.
“Tonight we celebrate the greatness in each other,” Keys said onstage.
Obama celebrated the “one and only” songstress in a post published to Instagram on Sunday.
“I was thrilled to be there for the one and only @aliciakeys at the #GRAMMYs,” Obama wrote in part. “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!”
People on Twitter have shared in on the love for Keys.
— Risa Pappas (@RisaPappas) February 11, 2019
.@aliciakeys hosting the Grammys is the exact kind of positivity we needed this year❣️
— jacqueline lee (@jaayquelline) February 11, 2019
I LOVE @aliciakeys as the grammy host. So positive and warm and feel good! The kundalini jumped out! I feel cradled
— ZOLITA (@zolitaofficial) February 11, 2019
You might wanna go watch what I’m bout to do on the Grammys…. RIGHT NOW. pic.twitter.com/M3hGEFWzze
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) February 11, 2019
During the show, Keys skillfully sang a melody of songs – playing two pianos at the same time nonetheless. Her performance sent Twitter abuzz.
ALICIA FREAKING KEYS.
— Leslie Grace (@lesliegrace) February 11, 2019
— MY (@myyylene) February 11, 2019
— Universal Music Group (@UMG) February 11, 2019
— Chip Franklin (@chipfranklin) February 11, 2019
Last month, the 15-time Grammy winner announced her hosting gig by sharing an adorable video of her receiving a phone call about hosting the award show weeks prior.
“I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy,” Keys told Billboard last month.