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Wet Leg, Kendrick Lamar and more make Barack Obama’s 2022 summer playlist

27 July 2022, 10:04 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

It turns out Barack Obama is a Wet Leg fan, after including one of their tracks, along with others by Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé and more on his 2022 summer playlist.

Every year Barack Obama shares a lengthy playlist of his favourite songs of that summer, and while the likes of Michael Kiwanuka, J. Cole, SZA and more were included in last year’s summer playlist, Obama’s 2022 playlist includes Wet Leg’s "Angelica", Kendrick Lamar’s "Die Hard", Beyoncé’s "Break My Soul", Maggie Rogers’ "That’s Where I Am", Tems’ "Vibe Out", as well as other songs by Sampa The Great, Rosalía, Prince, Coffee, Burna Boy, Omar Apollo and more.

He wrote alongside the playlist on Twitter, "Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your replies—it’s an example of how music really can bring us all together. Here’s what I’ve been listening to this summer. What songs would you add?"

Wet Leg's inclusion on Obama's summer playlist comes just hours after their self-titled debut album was nominated for the 2022 Mercury Prize.

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