Destiny’, a track off Burna Boy’s widely accepted album dubbed “African Giant” has been included in the inauguration playlist of incoming U.S. president Joe Biden and vice-president Kamala Harris.
This was confirmed after the president-elect, and vice president-elect released a 46-song playlist in honour of their upcoming administration.
The song, ‘Destiny,’ was one of his hit songs off his grammy-nominated album ‘African Giant.
The inauguration playlist was compiled by DJ D-Nice and Issa Rae‘s music company Raedio in partnership with the presidential Inauguration Company to fit the “rich diversity America.”
According to the Inauguration Committee CEO, Tony Allen, music is the only vehicle that kept the country connected during a turbulent year.
“During a tumultuous year that has kept so many loved ones apart, music has been a consistent vehicle that has kept us connected,” Mr. Allen said.
“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,” he added.
Asides from Burna Boy, other international stars on the playlist including 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 & The Wailers (‘Could You Be Loved’), Jill Scott (‘Golden’) and Dua Lipa (‘Levitating’), among others
Recall in August 2020, Burna Boy became one of the Nigerian artists to be listed on former US president Barack Obama’s summer playlist alongside fellow Nigerian stars Davido, and Wizkid.