The presenter went to the White House today (June 21) to film the segment
Michelle Obama is set to appear on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.
The presenter went to the White House today (June 21) to film the segment.
Obama announced the news on her new Snapchat account, @MichelleObama, which she launched to promote her trip to Liberia, Morocco and Spain next week, according to Billboard.
While overseas, Obama will be spreading the news about her Let Girls Learn initiative, which aims to encourage the 62 million adolescent girls around the world who aren’t attending school to enter education.
At this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, Obama was part of a panel that discussed the initiative and more, including Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, songwriter Diane Warren and actress Sophia Bush.
During the panel, the First Lady revealed that Stevie Wonder had the biggest influence on her growing up.
“The very first album of my whole life was ‘Talking Book’. My grandad – we called him Southside because he lived on the south side of Chicago, not very imaginative – loved music,” she said.
“He was a carpenter and collected jazz. He had turntables all around the house and reel-to-reels. I used to go to his house and play with his dog called Rex – again, not very imaginative – and play music with him.
“For my birthday, he bought me ‘Talking Book’ and I played it over and over and over again, until ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’ and then I played that over and over and over again. [Wonder’s] songs talked about unity and love and peace. His songs are impacting and push you to think about how you could affect the world. Stevie all the way.”