First Lady Michelle Obama has tried her hand at rap before, but this time she is enlisting some of her famous female artists for a new song “This Is for My Girls.” Missy Elliott, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monáe, Zendaya, Kelly Clarkson, Lea Michele, Jadagrace, and Chloe and Halle all contribute to the uplifting track as horns and a boisterous melody fuse into an empowering track that proclaims “this is for my girls all around the world.” The song was written by Grammy winner and Oscar nominee Diane Warren and executive produced by AOL MAKERS.
“This Is for My Girls” arrives as part of the First Lady's 62 Million Girls campaign, which focuses on seeking access to education for girls around the world who can’t go to school because of a lack of opportunities. Check out a preview of the song below. You can download “This Is for My Girls” exclusively on iTunes with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund. Also below is a live stream of a panel event at SXSW featuring Michelle, Missy, Diane Warren, Queen Latifah, and Sophia Bush.
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