Barack Obama Puts DaBaby, J. Cole, Prateek Kuhad & More On His 2019 Playlist


Several Hip Hop and R&B artists grabbed the attention of Barack Obama for his annual end-of-the-year picks. The former president named Summer Walker, J. Cole, DaBaby and more when choosing his favorite music, movies and books of 2019. Also hidden between them was a single artist from India – Prateek Kuhad!

“From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year,” Obama tweeted on Dec. 30. “If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick.”

Walker’s “Playing Games” leads the playlist with Beyonce’s “Mood 4 Eva” and Lizzo‘s chart-topping “Juice” among the other selections. J. Cole’s Grammy-nominated “Middle Child,” Lil Nas X’s remixed “Old Town Road” and Young Thug’s “The London” also make the cut.

Prateek Kuhad who has recently been gaining popularity and fame for his music with ”cold/mess’‘ which went viral after its release in 2018, has moved from playing single-stage music at indie concerts like Weekender, to hosting his own full-fledged world-wide tours, has quickly become a favorite. After the list came out, Prateek Kuhad tweeted about it.

Along with promoting the likes of Mustard, Migos, Burna Boy and Wale; Obama compiled his music picks into a nearly two-hour Spotify playlist. Check out Obama’s favorites below.

HEADER IMAGE by Zahim Mohd/NurPhoto via Getty Images