President Obama’s Favorite Song of 2015 Might Surprise You

The POTUS shares his top music pick.

President Barack Obama has a pretty eclectic music palate, so when it comes to narrowing down his favorite song of 2015, the commander in chief had lots to pick from. When asked by People magazine for his top choice however, Obama gave an answer that might surprise you.    

Going in a totally different direction than his wife, Michelle Obama, (she picked "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars), Obama named Kendrick Lamar "How Much a Dollar Cost” is his favorite song of the year.


The To Pimp a Butterfly cut, assisted by vocals from Ronald Isley and James Fauntleroy, details a conversation between Lamar and a homeless man. In April of this year, K Dot gave MTV News a breakdown of the TPAB tracks, including Obama’s fav.

“It’s a true story,” said Lamar. “These are actually moments of integrity, actually being able to talk to somebody. Me talking to him was simply a thank you from God. And I felt God speaking through him to get at me.”

King Kunta has been having a great week so far. Besides a POTUS co-sign, the 28-year-old Compton MC earned 11 Grammy nominations. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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