Michelle Obama Records Single With Zendaya, Missy Elliott, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae

By Sherley Boursiquot, Epoch Times
March 17, 2016 1:26 pm Last Updated: March 17, 2016 2:00 pm

Michelle Obama is back at it again with another single.

First Lady Michelle Obama released a hot new single for her Let Girls Learn initiative, the mission of which is to provide girls around the world with education.

She recruited Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Kelly Clarkson, Lea Michele, and Janelle Monae to collaborate with her in a new recording, “This Is for My Girls.”

“Think about who—and what—you would be today if your formal education had ended after middle school and you knew only what you’d learned through eighth grade,” Obama wrote in the Lenny newsletter on March 17.

First Lady Michelle Obama   (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW)
First Lady Michelle Obama (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW)
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.
Diane Warren, American songwriter

The empowerment track—launched March 15—was written by eight-time Oscar nominee, Diane Warren, and is available on  iTunes for $1.29.

According to the New York Daily News, all proceeds will be donated to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund as part of FLOTUS’S #62MillionGirls campaign.

Singer Zendaya (Photo via Getty Images)
Singer Zendaya (Photo via Getty Images)

It’s inconceivable, right? We wouldn’t dream of accepting this fate for ourselves — or for our friends, sisters, or daughters. So why would we accept it for any girl on this planet — especially when we’ve got piles of research telling us that girls who go to school marry later, have healthier families, and earn higher salaries?” Obama wrote.

Lea Michele (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images)
Lea Michele (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images)

The song is also scheduled to be performed live—for the first time— at the South by Southwest annual music, film, and interactive media festival, Eonline reported.

First lady Michelle Obama (L) participates in a discussion with Missy Elliott (Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)
First lady Michelle Obama (L) participates in a discussion with Missy Elliott (Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)

“This is for my girls / all around the world / Stand up with your head up,” the ladies sing on the track. 

“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.”

Clarkson also tweeted her views on education saying, “Education is key to opening minds and doors to opportunities that are absolutely possible!”

Singer/songwriter Kelly Clarkson (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Singer/songwriter Kelly Clarkson (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Janelle Monáe took to Twitter as well, praising FLOTUS for her commitment and dedication:

“LOVE my first lady @FLOTUS so much AND all that she is doing to #LetGirlsLearn. We need her,” she wrote on Twitter.

Janelle Monáe (Photo Via Getty)
Janelle Monáe (Photo via Getty Images)

Obama is committed indeed, and want to make sure these marginalized girls are rightfully educated. 

“Against the most heartbreaking odds, these girls never lose hope in themselves,” Obama wrote. “The least we can do is give them a chance to go to school, fulfill that hope, and become who and what they are meant to be.”