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24 December 2022

Lizzo, Burna Boy On Barack Obama’s 2022 Playlist

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Lizzo, Burna Boy and Kendrick Lamar are among the songs chosen by Barack Obama on a playlist of his favourite music of 2022.

In a caption shared with the playlist on social media, the former US president wrote: “I always enjoy sharing my end of year music playlist with all of you – and this year we heard a lot of great songs. Here are some of my favorites. Are there any songs or artists I should check out?”

The full list of songs on Barack Obama’s ‘Favorite Music Of 2022’ playlist is:

1. Kendrick Lamar – ‘The Heart Part 5’
2. Bad Bunny – ‘Tití Me Preguntó’
3. Ari Lennox – ‘POF’
4. Zach Bryan – ‘Something In The Orange’
5. Burna Boy – ‘Last Last’
6. Ethel Cain – ‘American Teenager’
7. Tank And The Bangas – ‘Communion In My Cup’ (featuring the Ton3s)
8. Koffee – ‘Pull Up’
9. Rosalía – ‘Saoko’
10. Ayra Starr – ‘Rush’
11. Beyoncé – ‘Break My Soul’
12. SiR – ‘Life Is Good’ (featuring Scribz Riley)
13. Maggie Rogers – ‘That’s Where I Am’
14. Leyla McCalla – ‘Dodinin’
15. Steve Lacy – ‘Sunshine’ (featuring Fousheé)
16. Rema – ‘Calm Down’
17. Plains – ‘Problem With It’
18. Xavier Omär – ‘Feelings 4 You’
19. Danger Mouse and Black Thought – ‘Belize’ (featuring MF DOOM)
20. Omar Apollo – ‘Tamagotchi’
21. Sudan Archives – ‘Home Maker’
22. NxWorries – ‘Where I Go’ (featuring H.E.R.)
23. SZA – ‘Shirt’
24. Lizzo – ‘About Damn Time’
25. Adam Blackstone and Jazmine Sullivan – ‘‘Round Midnight’

Lizzo was also the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last week as actor Austin Butler was the host. She performed Break Up Twice from her 2022 album, Special, and her rendition of Stevie Wonder’s Someday at Christmas. Lizzo’s stage set and costume during her performance of Break Up Twice paid homage to Annie Lee’s painting Blue Monday. The singer also appeared in a Please Don’t Destroy sketch about plastic shirts, starring as Martin Herlihy’s girlfriend.

It marked the third time Lizzo has performed on SNL. She first guested in 2019 in an Eddie Murphy–hosted episode; she returned earlier this year to debut the title track for Special.

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