Just when you thought there might be a chance that Michelle Obama wasn’t perfect, she goes and does this awesome thing. The first lady teamed up with songwriting superstar Diane Warren to unleash a catchy song all about female empowerment and we’re already tapping our toes and singing along.
“This Is for My Girls” was released on Wednesday at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, where Obama unleashed it, just before her keynote address.
Michelle doesn’t sing on the track but you know who does? Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monáe, Lea Michele, Zendaya, Jadagrace and Chloe & Halle.
“It’s kind of like ‘We Are the World’ meets ‘Lady Marmalade’ with these strong voices and strong women,” Warren told Billboard. “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.” As she should be.
The song, executive-produced by AOL’s inspirational women’s website MAKERS.com, will be available for sale only on iTunes but you can listen to a sample below. It will benefit the White House’s Let Girls Learn campaign and the estimated 62 million girls globally without access to education. And because all the featured artists are awesome, they waived all royalties and fees, meaning all proceeds will go to the Peace Corps’ Let Girls Learn Fund. Now that’s something to sing about.