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Usher, Janelle Monae, Common, De La Soul and More to Perform at the White House for BET Concert Special

Bennett Raglin/Liz Ramanand/Katherine Tyler, Getty Images
Bennett Raglin/Liz Ramanand/Katherine Tyler, Getty Images

The president and first lady are making their last few months on Pennsylvania Ave. memorable, that’s for sure.

Usher, Common, The Roots, Jill Scott, Bel Biv Devoe, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monaé, KiKi Sheard, De La Soul, Yolanda Adams and Michelle Williams will all gather at the White House for a BET Concert Special airing in November.

Additionally, Samuel L. Jackson, Jesse Williams and Angela Bassett will make special guest appearances during the event, which will be hosted by Regina Hall and Terrence J. Undoubtedly, President Obama and Michelle Obama have great taste in music, as they’ve readily demonstrated over the past eight years they’ve been in the White House. From Obama’s stellar playlists to him calling out rappers like J.Cole and picking “How Much a Dollar Cost” by Kendrick Lamar as his favorite song of the year, to the FLOTUS lip-syncing Missy Elliott and Beyoncé’s hits, the Obama’s have made the White House cooler than ever.This concert special only further illustrates that.

“Our country has been led for the past eight years by an extraordinary President and First Lady,” BET president Debra Lee said in a statement announcing the concert. “We have all witnessed history in the making and I am humbled by this momentous opportunity for BET Networks to join the Obamas for this musical celebration.”

BET will premiere the concert special on Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. ET.

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