Michelle Obama, Missy Elliott and Kelly Clarkson Teamed Up to Create an Anthem for Girls

March 16, 2016, 10:30 AM UTC
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On Wednesday, a group of high-profile artists released a new song in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn campaign.

The song, called “This Is For My Girls,” was written by Oscar nominee Diane Warren and features rapper Missy Elliott, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland, and Glee star Lea Michele, among others.

“This Is For My Girls” will serve both as an anthem and as a fundraising tool for Let Girls Learn, a joint initiative by the First Lady and President Barack Obama intended to help an estimated 62 million adolescent girls attend and stay in school. All proceeds from Apple (AAPL) iTunes purchases of the song will support the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund.

AOL’s (AOL) MAKERS is the song’s executive producer and has coordinated its release alongside the relaunch of #62MillionGirls, the Let Girls Learn social media campaign first launched at the Global Citizen concert last September, as well as The First Lady’s South by Southwest panel.

“Diane Warren and this collective of powerful, talented artists have truly taken action in support of Let Girls Learn,” said Michelle Obama in a statement. “I am thrilled that they’ve created this anthem for the 62 million girls around the world who are not in school, and that AOL’s MAKERS and iTunes joined them in their support.”

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