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Beyoncé, Demi Lovato Featured on Michelle Obama’s ‘Day of the Girl’ Playlist

First Posted: Oct 14, 2015 09:56 AM EDT
Beyonce and Demi Lovato Featured on Michelle Obama's 'Day of the Girl' Playlist

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Michelle Obama recently shared her "Day of the Girl" playlist, which features Beyoncé and Demi Lovato.

The first lady's playlist, which was uploaded to Spotify, was created to celebrate International Day of the Girl on Sunday, according to NME. This special day marks the U.N.'s effort to raise awareness about gender equality around the world.

Beyoncé's "Run the World (Girls)" and Lovato's "Confident" are both included on the list of 20 tracks. Additional artists showcased on the list are Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Diana Ross, TLC, Destiny's Child and Mary J. Blige.

In addition to releasing her "Day of the Girl" music playlist, Obama promoted her own initiative called Let Girls Learn. This campaign was created to help bring education to over 62 million girls globally, while also inspiring American girls to seek out a diverse range of educational opportunities. Some of the well-known celebs who have helped in the mission by endorsing the initiative include Queen Latifah, Charlize Theron and Smokey Robinson.

In June, the first lady traveled to east London to visit the girls attending Mulbery School for Girls in Tower Hamlets, leaving them with a powerful message.

"Don't just be book-smart, be smart about the world -- know your community, know your politics," the first lady told the female students.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama shared his own playlist this summer while vacationing at Martha's Vineyard. The playlist, named "Summer Vacation Playlist," included artists such as Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Mos Def, among others.

During his political career, Barack Obama has made several close friendships with the music industry's most illustrious figures. This past weekend he even gave some advice to Kanye West, who hopes to run for president in 2020, during a party fundraiser in San Francisco.

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