President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have shared an upbeat Inauguration playlist ahead of the swearing-in ceremony this week, featuring artists like Whitney Houston, Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder and our very own Burna Boy.
The 46 songs feature artists from across the music spectrum to honor the 46th President taking the oath of office, and is up for listen on SoundCloud, Spotify and Apple Music.
The playlist is part of the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s push to have Americans participate from home as traditional events like the parade have been canceled due to the pandemic.
Burna Boy who is the only Nigerian on the list had his single “Destiny’ featured in the playlist curated by DJ D-Nice and Issa Rae‘s music company Raedio in partnership with the presidential Inauguration Committee. ‘Destiny’ is a song about the power of providence and divination and it dropped off his Grammy-nominated album, African Giant.
A member of the Biden-Harris team stated that the playlist “represents the diversity of our nation and our strength and resilience as we look forward to new leadership and a new era in America.”
Are you planning your #Inauguration2021 at-home watch party?
Well let us take one thing off your plate — @DJDNice and @TheRaedio came up with the perfect playlist for you to dance the night away as we ring in our new leaders. 💃🏼🕺https://t.co/QSKjH4uemj pic.twitter.com/OqqKK88NkI
— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 15, 2021
The playlist features songs from talented artists all over the world including Beyoncé‘s “Find Your Way Back“, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige‘s “Now Or Never“, SZA‘s “Good Days“, Tame Impala‘s “Let It Happen“, Major Lazer and Anitta‘s “Make It Hot“, Bob Marley and The Wailers ‘ “Could You Be Loved”, Kygo and Whitney Houston‘s “Higher Love“, Marvin Gaye‘s “Got To Give It Up“, Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating” among many others.
Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of America at the Capitol Hill on Wednesday, January 20, 2020, alongside vice president-elect Kamala Harris in an historic event.
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