President Obama Reveals His Spotify Summer Playlist: Prince, Wale, Nina Simone, More Make The List

President Obama’s newest tradition of releasing his favorite music for the summer for his fellow Americans is lit, and so is his broad taste in music! Like last year in 2015, his Spotify playlist is  plural: one for day and one for night. 

For his day playlist, the POTUS likes a little Wale, Nas, Damian Marley, Jidenna, Gary Clark Jr., The Temptations, Nappy Roots, Andre 3000, John Legend, and many more.

This is where it gets interesting; when the sun retires behind the horizon, the night playlist reveals how the Prez turns up (or turns down, if you know what I mean). D’Angelo’s “Lady” makes the list, and so does Billie Holiday’s “Lover Man” and Fiona Apple’s “Criminal.” Chance the Rapper’s “Acid Rain” and “Ledisi’s “Alright” also make the cut. Solid!


Too bad this is his final summer playlist. I wonder if the next president will continue this tradition…wait a minute, what would Donald Trump’s playlist sound like? Ha!

Anyways, click HERE for the Day playlist, and HERE for the night.