Kendrick Lamar, Rosalía and Billie Eilish feature in Barack Obama’s summer 2022 playlist
The former U.S. president has shared his summer listening selections.
Included in the Spotify playlist is Rosalía’s Saoko, from her album MOTOMAMI, plus tracks by Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion and Kendrick Lamar‘s Die Hard from Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. Other tracks that Barack Obama says he’s been enjoying this summer are songs by Mercury Prize nominees Harry Styles and Wet Leg.
Obama’s ‘Summer Playlist 2022’ also features former Crack Magazine cover stars Arooj Aftab, Kacey Musgraves and Burna Boy plus tracks by Bad Bunny, Tems, Doechii and Lil Yachty.
Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your replies—it’s an example of how music really can bring us all together.
Here’s what I’ve been listening to this summer. What songs would you add? pic.twitter.com/9OgPq0SRy4
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 26, 2022
Previous summer and end-of-year playlists from Obama and his team have featured tracks from the likes of Mitski, Phoebe Bridgers, Little Simz and Mdou Moctar. Listen to Obama’s summer 2022 playlist in full below.