Barack Obama Shares Favorite Songs From 2018 – H.E.R., Jay Rock & Normani Make The List

H.E.R., Barack Obama, Normani, & Jay Rock

Barack Obama Shares His Favorite Songs From 2018 – H.E.R., Jay Rock, & Normani Make The List

Former President Barack Obama shared his yearly music favorites on Instagram Friday (Dec. 28), two days ahead of the New Year. Some notable artists from 2018 landed on the list like H.E.R., The Carters, Jay Rock, J. Cole, Janelle Monae, and Normani with Khalid.

He equipped a caption explaining,

As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved. It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists, and storytellers – some who are household names and others who you may not have heard of before. Swipe through to see my best of 2018 list – I hope you enjoy reading, watching, and listening.

H.E.R. reacted to the news by reposting the list from Obama’s Instagram and captioning,

Look mama I made it (!) Thank you @BarackObama

Leon Bridges also thanked Obama for the recognition,

In great company. Thank you @BarackObama

While Jay Rock exclaimed,

WOW!!!! I appreciate the love Mr President @barackobama !!!

Normani also caught wind of the news, she simply said she was


BJ the Chicago Kid showed Obama his appreciation by saying,

THIS THANG. Thanks for vibing @BarackObama

In addition to his favorite songs, Obama also shared his favorite books and movies throughout 2018. Check out the full list below.



Authored by: Andre Palmer