Biden-Harris team unveils inauguration playlist
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris presented a 46-song playlist on Friday to help supporters celebrate the upcoming Jan. 20 inauguration.
As CNN reports, the playlist is part of a pared-back, largely virtual inauguration celebration that the Biden team will be putting on in lieu of an in-person celebration due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Biden Inaugural Committee tweeted they had enlisted the help of the DJ D-Nice and The Raedio, a company created by actress Issa Rae that provides “music supervision and consulting services for all media.”
Are you planning your #Inauguration2021 at-home watch party?
Well let us take one thing off your plate — @DJDNice and @TheRaedio came up with the perfect playlist for you to dance the night away as we ring in our new leaders. https://t.co/QSKjH4uemj pic.twitter.com/OqqKK88NkI
— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 15, 2021
“During a tumultuous year that has kept so many loved ones apart, music has been a consistent vehicle that has kept us connected,” Presidential Inaugural Committee CEO Tony Allen told CNN. “Whether you are a country soul, a jazz enthusiast, a hip hop head, a classical sort, or just love that old-time rock and roll, music clarifies, inspires, unites, and heals.”
Songs on the playlist include “Blue World” by Mac Miller, which was also on former President Barack Obama’s playlist of his favorite songs of 2020, and “FIND YOUR WAY BACK” by Beyoncé.
The playlist can be listened to on the streaming services Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Amazon Music.
A primetime special featuring a host of celebrities is also set to air on inauguration night titled “Celebrating America,” meant to replace the normal inaugural ball. The special will begin airing on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. EST.
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