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Three Canadian artists earn spots on Barack Obama's summer playlist

Last Updated Aug 24, 2019 at 4:57 pm PDT

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama dance with kids to the beat of "Thriller" during a Halloween celebration at the South Portico of the White House in Washington. The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. Barack Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to over the course of the summer

Obama's lists of cultural recommendations have become something of a tradition

Three Canadian artists have made it onto former U.S. president Barack Obama’s summer playlist.

Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to over the course of the summer.

Drake’s “Too Good” featuring Rihanna tops the playlist.

“Best Part” by Toronto’s Daniel Caesar — featuring American H.E.R. — also got a spot on the list.

Popstar Shawn Mendes made it onto the list with Cuban-American songstress Camila Cabello for their collaboration “Senorita.”

Robin Thicke — the American son of Canadian actor Alan Thicke — was also named for “Can U Believe.”

Obama’s lists of cultural recommendations have become something of a tradition.

Last week, he shared his summer reading list, which included a recommendation for the collected works of American Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.

The Canadian Press