Former President Barack Obama posted his official Summer Playlist for 2020.
Obama showed a playlist filled with tracks from different artists, many of which will perform during this week's Democratic National Convention.
The songs he picked were the ones he discovered and listen to while spending the summer with his family. Not only did he selected his favorites from different genre, but he also picked ones from various periods. He also mentioned that listeners will have a track or two that they can relate to.
"Over the past few months, I've spent a lot of time listening to music with my family. I wanted to share some of my favorites from the summer -- including songs from some of the artists performing at this week's @DemConvention. As always, it's a mix of genres that travels through various eras. I think there's something in here for everybody--hope you enjoy it," Obama's caption reads.
The democratic convention started Monday August 17 and will run until Thursday August 20. This is to prepare the democratic party for the upcoming presidential election on November 3.
The former president featured tracks from prominent Black musicians such as Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage Remix" as well as Rihanna-Drake collaboration "Work."
Megan Thee Stallion recently collaborated with Cardi B for the song "WAP." The song was quite controversial that the reaction prompted Margo Price to do a country cover for the song.
He also included John Legend's "Don't Walk Away" featuring Koffee. John Legend just recently revealed third baby with model wife Chrissy Teigen in music video "Wild."
Notable from the list are "My Future" from Billie Eilish, "Lockdown" from Anderson Paak, and Bob Marley's "Could You Be Loved."
Eilish won five awards during the 2020 Grammy Awards held last January 26. These include Best New Artist and Song of the Year.
Paak's "Lockdown" is timely considering the whole world is under quarantine due to Covid-19 pandemic. More importantly, it is a protest song and in time with the Black Lives Matter protests.
Bob Marley is a reggae legend and is one of the many pioneers of the genre. His contribution to music and spreading Jamaican music worldwide made him an icon.
It is confirmed that Eilish, Legend, Jennifer Hudson, and The Chicks (formerly known as Dixie Chicks) will make an appearance during the convention. These talented artists will perform after Hillary Clinton, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Barack Obama, and Elizabeth Warren deliver their speeches.
A few Democratic politicians and top supporters have already delivered speeches and performances yesterday August 17.
Due to pandemic concerns and organizing a group of people is difficult at this time, the convention was held virtually and it airs every evening 9 to 11 p.m. EST.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Amy Klobuchar, Michelle Obama, and Bernie Sanders delivered their respective speeches and shared their thoughts. Meanwhile, Maggie Rogers and Leon Bridges appeared for their musical performances.
The Democratic Party will welcome Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Vice-Presidential nominee Kamala Harris. Harris will deliver her acceptance speech this Wednesday August 19 while Biden will talk on Thursday August 20.