Michelle Obama Praises Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ While Encouraging Fans to Register to Vote: ‘We All Have Power’

Michelle Obama is loving Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter album.

The former First Lady of the United States took to Instagram on Tuesday (April 2) to share a photo of the recently released album’s cover art, alongside a plea for fans to register to vote for the upcoming presidential election this year. “@Beyonce, you are a record-breaker and history-maker. With Cowboy Carter, you have changed the game once again by helping redefine a music genre and transform our culture. I am so proud of you,” she captioned the post. “Cowboy Carter is a reminder that despite everything we’ve been through to be heard, seen, and recognized, we can still dance, sing, and be who we are unapologetically. This album reminds us that we ALL have power. There’s power in our history, in our joy, and in our votes — and we can each use our own gifts and talents to make our voices heard on the issues that matter most to us.”

Obama then asked American to register to vote at, adding, “Together, we can stand up for what we believe in, and we must do that at the ballot box this year. The issues that impact us most are on the ballot across the country — from equal pay and racial justice to reproductive healthcare and climate change. And as Queen Bey says at the end of Ya Ya, we need to ‘keep the faith’ and ‘VOTE!’”

See Michelle Obama’s post here.

Upon its release, Cowboy Carter became Spotify’s most-streamed album in a single day in 2024, the streaming service announced last week. This is the first time a country album holds the title this year. Before the album’s release, lead single “Texas Hold ‘Em” was streamed over 200 million times. The album also marks the most first-day streams for a country album by a female artist in the history of Amazon Music.

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