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Our First Lady, Michelle Obama is just too kool for words. What other First Lady do YOU know, will enlist some of our favorite entertainers for a female anthem???
With the help of Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Lea Michele, Chloe x, Halle Jada Grace, and songwriter Diane Warren, the charity anthem”This is For My Girls”, will instill empowerment and encouragement in girls and young women all over the world! The anthem hits radio airwaves on Tuesday ahead of Obama’s scheduled keynote at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday.
“It’s kind of like ‘We Are the World’ meets ‘Lady Marmalade’ with these strong voices and strong women,” Warren told Billboard in an exclusive interview soon after the song’s radio release. “When was the last time you heard a song like this or a record that had this many amazing divas on it? I’m really proud.”
The song, executive-produced by AOL’s inspirational women’s website MAKERS.com, will be available for sale only on iTunes starting at midnight on Wednesday to benefit the White House’s Let Girls Learn campaign and the estimated 62 million girls globally without access to education. All proceeds will go to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund because the featured artists all waived royalties and fees.
Speaking of Michelle, she can definitely add “HAWT MODEL” to her “resume”. The Verge recently featured the First Lady for an exclusive. Check out her awesome photos!