Beyoncé, Jay-z, Rihanna, & Drake Top The Obama’s 2019 Summer Playlist
Former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama took to social media to share their favorite summer tunes from 2019 including songs from top artist like Beyoncé, Jay-z, Rihanna and Drake. The playlist of 44 songs also features a mix of genres, including pop and rock including John Legend, The Rolling Stones and the chart topping artist of the year, Lil Nas X. As the 44th president of the United States shares his list with social media, he writes,
“With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to – some new, some old, some fast, some slow. Hope you enjoy.”
Many of the Obama’s featured artists including new comer, Lizzo tweeted an hour prior to the Obama’s releasing their list her connections to the former president,
“The first President I could ever vote for was Obama. I was so proud of my right to vote and I will never take it for granted. I love us. I’m not sure who I’m voting for yet, but it for damn sure isn’t Trump.”
Following her No. 6 spot on the former President’s list, Lizzo takes claim the she and President Obama are now friends.
“I TWEETED THIS AT 10:26AM AND ONE HOUR LATER PRESIDENT Barack Obama TWEETED ABOUT ME!!!
WE’RE FRIENDS NOW I DONT MAKE THE RULES!!!”
After sharing, several artist left comments of approval for the former first family’s music list.
As previously reported, the Obamas’ inked a deal with Netflix shortly after leaving their posts in D.C. and their company, Higher Ground Productions, released its debut project, American Factory, on the streaming service on Aug. 21.
Check out a clip of their Netflix project, American Factory below.
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A good story helps us see the world outside of ourselves. It can help us feel a sort of solidarity with each other. And it’s one of our biggest goals with the stories we’re going to tell with Higher Ground. Part of this project is trying to make the world a little bit better for all our children and grandchildren. Because if we can put some better stories out there and make sure were hearing each other, we’re going to see a generation that is more tolerant, more inclusive, and better equipped to take on the challenges we face. Higher Ground’s first film, American Factory, is a complicated story with no easy solutions. But to me, it shows the value in recognizing someone else’s perspective. So take a look at our conversation with the directors, and check out American Factory on Netflix.
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