It will be a historic moment in the United States of America on 20 January 2020, as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, will be sworn into office. Ahead of Inauguration Day, the president-elect and vice president-elect have released a 46-song playlist in honour of their upcoming administration.
One of Burna Boy’s songs, Destiny, has made the official 46-track playlist by US President-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris ahead of their inauguration on 20 January 2020.
The song, ‘Destiny,’ is about the power of providence and divination. The song is off Burna Boy’s Grammy-nominated album, African Giant.
The playlist was put together by American music producer and rapper DJ D-Nice and actress, Issa Rae’s Raedio in partnership with the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
The chief executive of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Tony Allen, said, “During a tumultuous year that has kept so many loved ones apart, music has been a consistent vehicle that has kept us connected. Whether you are a country soul, a jazz enthusiast, a hip-hop head, a classical sort, or just love that old-time rock and roll, music clarifies, inspires, unites, and heals.
“These songs and artists reflect the relentless spirit and rich diversity of America. They are the score to a new chapter and will help bring people together as the Biden-Harris administration begins its important work to unite our country.”
Burna Boy has become a fixture on the playlists of high-profile American politicians. In August 2020, he appeared on former US president Barack Obama’s summer playlist alongside fellow Nigerian stars Davido, and Wizkid.
Asides from Burna Boy, other international stars on the playlist include Bill Withers, (‘Lovely Day’), Marvin Gaye (‘Got to Give It Up-Pt. 1’), Bruce Springsteen (‘We Take Care of Our Own’), Kendrick Lamar (‘Now or Never’), Bob Marley and The Wailers (‘Could You Be Loved’), Jill Scott (‘Golden’) and Dua Lipa (‘Levitating’), among others.