“Like a lot of people, I connect many of my memories with the songs and melodies I was listening to at the time. From the jazz and Stevie Wonder of my childhood, to Prince and Earth, Wind, and Fire as I came into my own as an adult, to Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, and so many others who provided the stirring backbeats of my time in the White House—music has always been a defining part of who I’ve become. That’s why I’m so thankful to Questove for curating these playlists and infusing them with his signature style. Life’s a little better when we live it to Questlove’s beat.”
Among the anticipation of Michelle Obama‘s book tour, BECOMING, Questlove released a soundtrack with a 3-volume track list: The Michelle Obama Musiaqualogy Vol 1. 1964-1979, Vol 2. 1980-1997, Vol 3. 1997-2018 which included decades of music from legends such as Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and D’Angelo.
The Questlove-curated soundtrack is being played at each stop of her BECOMING book tour across the country.
Stream the playlist now on Spotify and PANDORA. Michelle’s next stop will be in Boston on November 24th.