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Missy Elliot and Michelle Obama drop a new song for #62MillionGirls

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First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up with Missy Elliott and Diane Warren to create an all-star anthem for girls: “This is For My Girls.” The new song was announced at SXSW and is a part of the First Lady’s #62MillionGirls campaign.

#62MillionGirls, announced last year at our Global Citizen Festival in conjunction with Let Girls Learn and Girl Rising, is a campaign to break down the barriers that keep #62MillionGirls around the world from accessing an education.

This song, “This is for My Girls, ” kicks off the second phase of the #62MillionGirls campaign. It was written by Diane Warren, and features stars Missy Elliot, Janelle Monae, Zendaya, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, Lea Michele, Chole X Halle and Jadagrace.

All of the proceeds from the song are going directly to the Let Girls Learn Peace Corp fund.

This is for my girlsImage: Twitter, Lea Michele

At SXSW the First Lady announced the new song while speaking on a panel of inspirational women in the entertainment industry including Missy Elliot, Diane Warren and Sophia Bush and Queen Latifah.

When asked why she wanted to create a song for her campaign, Michelle Obama said, “it usually starts with something that moves you personally and #62MillionGirls not getting an education moves me personally.”

#62MillionGirls will continue to help girls around the world follow their dreams and ensure they get a quality education.

Give the song a listen and give your thoughts in the comments below.