Michelle Obama’s “This Is For My Girls” Featuring Kelly Clarkson, Zendaya & Others: Listen

Robbie Daw | March 16, 2016 12:50 pm

Michelle Obama will give her keynote address at Austin’s annual South By Southwest festival today (March 16), so what better time to premiere the First Lady’s commissioned “This Is For My Girls” charity single? To produce and write the track, Obama enlisted AOL MAKERS and recent Academy Award nominee Diane Warren, respectively.

As for vocals on the old-school hip hop/soul track, Missy Elliott, Kelly Clarkson, Zendaya, Kelly Rowland, Lea Michele, Janelle Monae, Chloe & Halle and Jadagrace can all be heard.

Part of FLOTUS’ 62 Million Girls campaign, iTunes sales of “This Is For My Girls” will be donated to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund, which aims to break down barriers and stigma preventing girls from getting an education. Obama is expected to discuss this initiative at SXSW today. She also penned an essay on the topic for Lenny Letter.

Listen to half a minute of “This Is For My Girls” and if you like what you hear, you can pick the single up on iTunes now.

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