March 16, 2016


Michelle Obama's Charity Single with Kelly Clarkson, Zendaya, Missy Elliott Arrives

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Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc

First Lady Michelle Obama has unveiled the ultimate posse cut, and it's all for a good cause. "This Is For My Girls," a boisterous new single featuring Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Lea Michele, Jadagrace and Chloe & Halle, was released on Tuesday night (Mar. 15) and will benefit the White House's Let Girls Learn initiative.

The song was written by Diane Warren, who recently scored another Oscar nomination for Lady Gaga's "Till It Happens To You." You can buy the song here and listen to a quick preview here.

"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."

The Let Girls Learn campaign focuses on the 62 million females without access to education across the globe. Obama will deliver the keynote speech at South By Southwest on Wednesday at noon ET; music, education and Let Girls Learn will all be discussed, and Warren and Elliott will be present for the address in Austin.