Barack Obama Puts Burna Boy, J. Cole, Summer Walker, Beyoncé & More On His 2019 Playlist

Several top notch Hip Hop, Afrobeats and R&B artists grabbed the attention of Barack Obama for his annual end-of-the-year picks. The former president named the Nigerian afrobeat act Burna Boy who’s been nominated in the Grammy World Album of the year category (African Giant), Summer Walker, J. Cole, Nigerian Grammy nominee Burna Boy, Beyoncé, Rema and more when choosing his favorite books, movies and music of 2019.

“From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year,” Obama tweeted on Monday (December 30). “If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick.”

Walker’s “Playing Games” leads the playlist with Beyonce’s “Mood 4 Eva” , Burna Boys Anybody, Rema’s iron man and Lizzo‘s chart-topping “Juice” among the other selections. J. Cole’s Grammy-nominated “Middle Child,” Lil Nas X’s remixed “Old Town Road” and Young Thug’s “The London” also make the cut.