"She wanted to show unity, and she wanted to give good energy and great vibes to the night, and it was a great way to do it".
"From the Mo-Town records I wore out on the south side, to the who run the world song that fueled me through this last decade".
"Another said, "#GRAMMMYs really came back from commercial break and had Alicia Keys just standing there saying hi to folks in the audience like she was at a family cook out".
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Gaga kicked things off by sharing the familiar story of the challenges she faced trying to be an unconventional artist in a conventional industry. Golden Hour was the finest representation country music had on a mainstream level previous year, and was one of 2018's best albums regardless of genre. It's nothing but love, and we're feeling it, too.
After her second, for the song named after the superstar's aunt, Lady Gaga called the award "more than me & my family could ever dream of". Alicia wrote on Instagram after wrapping her hosting gig.
Alicia Keys finished off the powerful moment by adding: "What is better than this?" "We gotta take care of each other".
"I'm very proud to have been a part of it", Lopez gushed. So she leaned into that, performing a medley of others' songs where last year's host, James Corden, would have filled time with a skit. But presenters, John Mayer and Alicia Keys, had to accept the award for the absent rapper.