US First Lady Michelle Obama has officially joined Spotify. She recently revealed her “girl power playlist” in celebration of the International Day of the Girl.
The United Nations has declared October 11 as International Day of the Girl Child “to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.” For 2015, the theme is “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.”
As the First Lady celebrated the International Day of the Girl, Michelle Obama tweeted a link “to a ‘girl power’ music playlist on the streaming music platform Spotify,” The Guardian reports.
Check out her playlist here.
Singer Beyonce‘s “Run the World (Girls)” topped Michelle Obama’s playlist.
The Spotify playlist also includes girl group songs such as TLC’s “No Scrub” and “Survivor” from Beyonce’s former group, Destiny’s Child. The Guardian notes that the First Lady “noted sisterhood with songs by girl groups.”
Her playlist included famous songs as well, such as Alicia Key’s “Girl On Fire” and the hit popular song, “Bang Bang” by Jesse J., Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
The Guardian mentions that aside from her feminist playlist, the First Lady Michelle Obama was also “promoting her Let Girls Learn” initiative. The campaign is to help girls around the world get access to education.
Michelle Obama said, in an exclusive interview with HerCampus.com, “Peace Corps volunteers will be working to create girls’ education projects in the communities they serve—starting girls’ leadership camps and mentorship programs, building school libraries and bathrooms, and more.”
The First Lady recalled how her family did not have enough money but both her parents were determined to send her to school.
“I want to do everything I can to help these girls—and I want young women like you to know about them and be inspired by them to not take your education for granted,” said Michelle in the interview.