LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork) – From red carpet fashion risks to surprise appearances, Music’s Biggest Night did not disappoint.

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The 61st annual GRAMMY Awards got off to a powerful start with five powerful women for an ode to music and sisterhood, including the show’s host, 15-time GRAMMY Award winner Alicia Keys, and none other than former First Lady Michelle Obama.

She could barely get a few words in as the crowd lost it.

The cheers continued with some of the biggest stars in music hitting the stage. A tribute to country music legend Dolly Parton featured Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves.

Cardi B brought the heat with a provocative piano number.

If you wanted soul, you got it, with the legendary Diana Ross celebrating her 75th birthday. She was introduced by her adorable 9-year-old grandson before proving she’s still got it.

The energy kept up with a tribute to Motown, featuring J. Lo.

Lady Gaga also belted it out with her hit song, Shallow.

She took home three GRAMMYs. Childish Gambino took home four, but was missing from the award show. Also a no-show was Ariana Grande, who chose not to perform because of a disagreement with show producers.

At the end of the night, Kacey Musgraves came out on top, winning album of the year for her album “Golden Hour” and going home with four in total.

For a full list of winners, click here.