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Barack Obama Shares All His Favorite Pop Culture Things of 2021

The list includes Lil Nas X and Cardi B.

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Barack Obama Shares All His Favorite Pop Culture Things of 2021

The list includes Lil Nas X and Cardi B.

When Barack Obama speaks, we listen. The former U.S. president took to social media to share his list of pop culture favorites from the past year.

“Art always sustains and nourishes the soul, but for me, music and storytelling felt especially urgent during this pandemic year — a way to connect even when we were cooped up,” Obama stated, unveiling his go-to songs, books and films.

This year, Obama jammed out to Lizzo’sRumors,” Lil Nas X‘s delightfully salacious “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and Cardi B. Also on his playlist were Mitski’s “The Only Heartbreaker,” The Late Show With Stephen Colbert band lead Jon Batiste’s “Freedom” and Brandi Carlile’s “Broken Horses.”

On his bookshelf are Anthony Doerr’s Cloud Cuckoo Land, Patrick Radden Keefe’s Empire of Pain, Michelle Zauhner’s Crying in H Mart and Katie Kitamura’s Intimacies.

For family movie night, the Obamas have been tuning into critically acclaimed Judas and the Black Messiah, musical classic West Side Story and The Last Duel.

Check out Obama’s list of favorite pop culture things in the thread below.

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