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

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.