Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Usher on Michelle Obama’s iPod

Michelle Obama

What’s Michelle Obama listening to on her iPod? A few of today’s most popular artists are getting play in the White House.

“I like all kinds of music,” the First Lady told children of White House staff members during “Take Your Child to Work Day” last week. “I love Stevie Wonder. … I’ve got some Michael Jackson.”

She also named some artists that went over well with the young crowd. “I’ve got some Rihanna, I’ve got some Beyoncé—I love Beyoncé. I’ve got some new Usher,” she added.

Obama explained the criteria for her selections. “I love to dance, I love a good beat,” she said.

During her visit to “The Jay Leno Show” in October, she mentioned Sting, Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, and Herbie Hancock as some of her other favorites.

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48 Comments

  1. WhatTheF

    “That Rihanna Reign Just Wont Let Up!”

    Even the First Lady listens to the QUEEN!

    STAY MAD!

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  2. sunshineRD

    That Rihanna reign aint gon let up…..!!!!!!
    stay mad haters!!

    Long Live Queen Rihanna

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  4. R&bfan

    She’s got Usher’s new songs and is connecting to them. That’s what true R&B is all about.No one does that better than USHER. Raymond. vs. Raymond is an awsome album. USHER is the King of R&B, Period.

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  5. Kyus93

    See, even the First Lady loves the Queen!!!

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  6. Brianna

    I like Usher’a song “Daddy’s Home”, I don’t know how old or new that is. Beyonce is okay, Stevie will forever be, and of course Michael Jackson,never forget him. I love his music.

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  7. c.j

    PLEASE WE ALL KNOW WHO THE REAL QUEEN OF IS !!!

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  8. cHICHI

    AWWWWW SHE SAID SHE LOVESSS BEY SO DOES THE WHOLE FAMILYI WONDER IF SHE WILL WANT TO SEE RIRI IN CONCERT LOL

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  9. Blasian

    SHE SAID SHE LOVES BEYONCE! WE’LL WE KNOW SHE LOVES BEYONCE SHE WAS AT HER SHOW LOL

    THE QUEEN OF MUSC BEYONCE!

    *NOTICE HOW THE KIDS GOT HAPPY WHEN SHE SAID BEYONCE*

    THE QUEEN OF MUSIC

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  10. BiBi

    LONG LIVE THE QUEEN BEYONCE!

    SHE LOVES THE THE QUEEN B!

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  11. BEYONCELOVER1993

    ONLY PRESSED RIHANNA STANS CALL HER THE QUEEN

    BEYONCE IS THE QUEEN!!!

    YASS BEYONCE!!!!!!THE ONLY QUEEN

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    tue Reply:

    @BEYONCELOVER1993, i agree

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  12. WhatTheF

    ONLY PRESSED BeyLongFace STANS CALL HER THE QUEEN

    STAY MAD! “Rude Boy” reigned all over that ass!

    Time for “Te Amo” to be another worldwide hit (yes its the international single)

    Again, STAY MAD!

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  13. interesting...

    funny how all the riri and bey fans are arguing over who the queen is… really doesn’t matter both women are beautiful and successful…leave it at dat

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  14. Blasian

    WhatTheF

    TO BAD THOSE ALBUM SALES HAVEN’T PICKED UP LMAO!

    LIKE MISS OBAMA SAID ” I LOVEEEE BEYONCE” LMAO! QUEEN OF MUSIC THAT CAN DANCE ANNNNNNDD SANG CAN’T SAY THE SAME FOR RIHYODEL LOL!

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  15. omg

    Yeah cuz rudeboy was a bigger single than single ladies.. riri hasn’t even touch beyonce singles… y does rihanna records go away so fast and beyonce songs live forever.. jealous much

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  16. country_time

    @blasian…i like the hateration on you.. its a good look…u can cry and stomp ur feet and kiss bey’s ass all you want but “that rihanna reign won’t let up” oh yeah do ur research… rated r is platinum!!!

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  17. Ashley

    Cool!

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  18. Blasian

    country_time

    Hummmm No do yours Rated Flop has sold over 800,000 in the U.S in 5 MONTHS! 5 MONTHS Now do yours lmao!

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  19. Blasian

    Rude Goat a bigger Single than Single Ladies lmao!

    Single Ladies was a Movement the song the Video Was HUGE

    Oh my I add 2010′s Song of the Year at the Grammys POW! LMAO!

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  20. Jesse Dereon Francois

    thats was up

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  21. BiBi

    @Blasian

    LMAO and ISAF sold 1million copies in 2months so your point is ?

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  22. Dwayne

    I love Beyonce to

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  23. Chantell

    I love Bey and Rhi Rhi but the Queen of hip hop and r&b Mary J blige holds that title for OVER 10years. A strong solo artist who can make platinum albums.

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  24. Kevin

    @Chantell
    let’s not get ahead of ourselved…
    MJB==Queen of SOUL
    Mariah Carey (who’s beaten pretty much ever record there is) = queen of R&B

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  25. cHICHI

    beyonce is the queen of all !!!!!

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  26. country_time

    @blasian
    1st you can go onto the riaa website and it will say PLATINUM STATUS…2nd Rude Boy was @ numba 1 4 more weeks than Single ladies…3rd Queen riri’s last album gggb sold more than b’day and iasf… and oh yeah the year aint done yet so she still have time to sell much more albums, so in fact i’ve done my research

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  27. country_time

    oops meant to say…
    Rude Boy was @ numba 1 More weeks than Single ladies…
    either way she its more

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  28. Simone

    Rih stans cut the comparisons with beyonce, it doesn’t matter if yoy guys put up numbers about who sold more albums and singles being #1, the whole point is beyonce is an icon, rihanna is not on her level and will never be, beyonce can sing, beyonce can dance, which rihanna will never be able to do, just having one bunch of number ones do not define you as an artist, look at MJ, he is the greatest, did he have the most #1 songs NO. Go ask anyone in he industry for a comparison between rih and bey and ask who is the best and you guys will get your answer. Rih fans you guys know within yourself rihanna ain’t on beyonce level you guys are just some crazy ass stans

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  29. Michelle

    I see this Bey and RiRicompetion like the one folks make with Usher and CB.Riri is never close to being Bye,just like CB is never close to being Usher.Bey’s competition shld be A.keys, not even Riri, just Usher’s competion should Ne-yo and not CB. But neither is A.keys as good as bey, nor is Ne-yo as good as Usher. So RiRi shld not even be mention as being the best. Hell, i’ll take Ciara over Riri any day.

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  30. Michelle

    If u look at album sales, then u’ll say Alicia Keys is the queen, and Usher is the King. She has 24 million album sold, Bey can’t compete with that neither is Rihanna. Also she holds the best first week sales with 700k, bey can only boast of 500k, and RiRi not even close.Usher has 45 million sold, best first week ever with 1.1 million. But at the end of the day put it all together, in terms of perfromance, vocals, and album sales, U can’t argue that Bey and Usher rule.

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  31. Michelle

    Simone, I definitely agree with you. Rih is good but is never close to being bey. I don’t know why people even compare them. It shld be Bey vs Alicia keys.

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  32. mickala

    @Michelle… ciara really?

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  33. RihannaLover

    Michelle Obama has good taste in music and other things! Rihanna is not on Beyonce’s level but she on her way to being just as great! Yes she can’t sing or dance better than her but she’s doing her own thing and it’s working out well for her! In such a short time, she has accomplished so much and she’s on that clear course to greatness! She has time to grow and she’s doing so! And that person that said Ciara is better than Rihanna, you #FAIL!!! Anyways, Michelle Obama is so casual chic!!!:-*

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  34. WhatTheF

    Y’ALL STILL MAD?

    “That Rihanna Reign Just Wont Let Up”

    GGGB sold more WORLDWIDE than B’Day & I Am…Not Fierce

    STAY MAD!

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  35. dan

    imagine michelle dancing to rude boy or single ladies…

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  36. Jo

    So what does she listen too. Rude Boy while she is lying in bed with the prez? Does she want her kids to dress like her too? And for those who says she is platinum over seas. Not in America yet. I don’t care much for her but she is doing her because of Chris. If he hadn’t whooped that ass she would still be singing S.O.S. Because that is what she would need. Must be nice that she knows how to give good head huh Jay?

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  37. sandza

    beyonce rules period!!!!!!! she is the overall package,u must be owt ur damn mynd thinking rihanna is beta thn B!!! Dat bitch can keep falling for ol i care, id choose ciara ova her anyday

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  38. @Jo

    I so agree with you, everyone keeps saying that Rihanna reign just won’t let up, no, that pity party reign is getting old and yes will let up. Yet they hate on Chris, all these Rihanna stans ought to be thanking him. She used the whole incident to her advantage, that’s why she is where she is now, if it hadn’t of happened, this pity party crap wouldn’t be happening. Bey is bigger!

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  40. drtash

    LMAO HA!! I KNEW THIS WAS GONNA HAPPEN! This is turning out to be one of those CIARA VS KERI battles y’all are always having on here…Keep going though…I ain’t stopping you…even though both of y’all look like idiots arguing about chicks that don’t give a damn about y’all. Both are stacking their money so who cares???Don’t mind me though. Go ahead.
    P.S.ANYBODY GOT SOME POPCORN???…IT’S ABOUT TO GET UHHHHHHHHGLLLLLLLAAAAAAAYYYY!!LMAO!

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  41. bcblove

    first lets strat out by saying b sang 4 the prez and first lady luv her and she has surpassed 100m in total and michaeal jackson has about 150mil total including jackson 5 just like beyonce lets talk about queen and kig and beyonce sold 317,00 inn her first album and rianna sold 69,000 she was no where near beyonce and in beyonce,s second album she sold 541,000 in the first week and rihanna sold about 70,000 tht is definetly a big difference and beyonce’s third album sold 482,000 and rihanna’s sold 160,000 in its first week and over time she sold 6,000,000 or wht ever but beyonce’s sold over 5mill and her first album soldover 10mill albums and and her third one has sold over 8mill in 2years and its been what almost a year for rihanna snd rated r has sold 2.5 mill or 1,.5 and she only sold 181,000 in her first week and this is her fourth album and this is beyonce’s third and lets not talk about grammy’s beyonce’s has 16 grammy’s and is the first women ever to have more than 5grammy’s in one night hand she has more grammys than barbara streindstand tina turner and amy wine house put together and beyonce has her own fragrance many commercials movies she produces movies and is #1 on the forbes list and is num 3 on most influencial women in the world so is rihanna queen i think not beyonce is num 1 queen so pleas stop the comparisons pleas and besides rihanna sounds like a dog crieing for help nd ciarz cant sing but she can dance and alicia can sing and i thnk she’s cool bt she’s not a queen maybve n a few more years

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  42. stephane fandja

    pleas stop compares riri to bey…beyonce is the most powerful artist in the music industry and i think they can’t compare her with anybody even jay z we seem to be her husband

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  43. Kangerkong

    and she got them all from limewire

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  44. Silliness

    Can we just admit that they’re both pretty darn good at what they do? Go RiRi! Go Bey!

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  45. Silliness

    Oh and stfu about Chris Brown. This is about RiRi and Bey doing their thang.

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  46. Platinum B.

    Wow. It’s amazing that you can’t watch a simple video without a argument starting over who is better. SMH. Narrow-minded people.

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  47. comeon

    Yall need to rest @beyonce and @rihanna are two highly successful artists,and the RANGE of success is equal,@beyonces 1st five years in music is nothing compared to @rihanna,undoutably @rihanna is going to be bigger than she is. They both have strengths and weaknesses! Fact is if you gave rihannas songz to bey she wud make them DRAG TOO MUCH and less fun! Bey music to riri well 50 percent wudn’t really sound as good.they are ables to choose music that is distinct to their voices personalities and images! The queens are 2!

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