Zendaya, Kelly Clarkson, and Other Celebs Unite for Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn Tune
Posted On Mar 16, 2016
Recording artists Zendaya, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae and Missy Elliot are joining Michelle Obama on her plan to let girls learn.
These Hollywood A-listers and the First Lady have teamed up and recorded a new girl power anthem. The song originated from Obama’s Let Girls Learn Initiative—a campaign launched by the White House to uplift and inspire 62 million girls worldwide who have been deprived of an education.
“Education is something the we often take for granted because we have it at our disposal, but there are people—women, children, men—in the world who don’t have access to education and it’s powerful,” Zendaya told New You exclusively.
“I want to promote to young people that it’s okay to be a good citizen. It’s okay to learn,” she continued. “It’s cool to be knowledgeable, to know what’s going on in your country and your world.”
The new tune titled “This is For My Girls” was written by Oscar-nominated songwriter Diane Warren and also features singers Kelly Rowland and Lea Michelle, People magazine is reporting.
The girl power anthem is currently available on iTunes. All of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund.