Hopes that women would get their due comes after the head of the Recording Academy - which includes more than 13,000 music professionals - told them previous year to "step up" if they wanted to do better on Grammys night.
The 61st annual Grammy Awards air live on CBS at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10.
Details: As we'll hear a few times, this is "music's biggest night". "Music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys", Obama says as the five women end the opening in a embrace. Her performance sent Twitter abuzz.
Brandi Carlile and Kacey Musgraves swept the boards in their respective genre categories, Americana and Country, making the ones to beat in the night's main category - album of the year.
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An absent Ariana Grande, who pulled out of the Grammys show last week after a dispute with producers, won her first Grammy best pop vocal album for Sweetener. She's also nominated for Album of the Year.
Composer Ludwig Göransson was chatting with Variety when he received the news. They were also nominated for Best Recording Package for Love Yourself: Tear.
It grabbed "Best Music Video" and "Best Rap/Sung Performance" earlier in the evening.
Cornell won for his haunting When Bad Does Good, beating a field that included the Arctic Monkeys and rising retro rockers Greta Van Fleet. That accolade is held by Pinetop Perkins, who won best traditional blues album in 2011, when he was 97.
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The Soweto Gospel Choir, who've visited the Tiny Desk before, won best world music album for Freedom.
"When they don't take home the big prize", he said, "the regard of the academy, and what the Grammys represent, continues to be less meaningful to the hip-hop community, which is sad".
The night is, mostly, all about the performances.
There will also be a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, who died last August.
When asked about the lack of women in the top categories at the 2018 Grammys, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said women need to "step up".
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