Along with her Let’s Move! Initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama is also getting involved in the music!
Just before her keynote address at the South by Southwest Music (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas on today (March 16), she dropped a new single called “This Is For My Girls.” Don’t get too excited, though; Mrs. Obama isn’t singing on the track. Rather, she’s commissioned many of her female music industry friends like Missy Elliott and legendary songwriter Diane Warren to create a song cited as a “global call to action which helps break down barriers and stigma that prevent girls from getting the education they rightfully deserve,” states a press release.
Produced by AOL MAKERS, the song is a sassy, uplifting ode to girl power. Zendaya, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Kelly Clarkson, Lea Michele also add their voices to the empowering single.
“It’s kind of like ‘We Are the World’ meets ‘Lady Marmalade’ with these strong voices and strong women,” Warren told Billboard in an interview. “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.”
All proceeds from the song will be donated to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund as a part of Obama’s #62MillionGirls campaign, which the first lady will discuss at SXSW today, where Elliott and Warren will also appear.
This is a great, positive single for girls and women everywhere! Purchase “This Is For My Girls” on iTunes HERE.