Listen to a snippet of the song below.  

“It’s kind of like We Are the World meets Lady Marmalade.”

That’s how Oscar-nominated songwriter Diane Warren describes This Is For My Girls, a new single that dropped Wednesday.  It’s an empowerment track commissioned by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of #62 Million Girls, a global campaign run by the First Lady’s Let Girls Learn initiative and Girl Risin gin support of girls’ education. 

“We haven’t had an anthem like this in awhile,” noted Warren, who penned the song, in an interview with Billboard. “I envisioned the record being with all these different women, never just one girl singing on it. With Kelly Rowland on it, it’s almost like an updated Destiny’s Child record. I think it can be a huge worldwide anthem.”

The song,  features Zendaya, Missy Elliot, Kelly Clarkson, Lea Michele, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monáe, Jada Grace and Chloe x Halle. Mrs. Obama doesn’t sing on the track.

Executive-produced by AOL’s inspirational women’s website MAKERS.com, This Is For My Girls presents itself as such, aiming to raise awareness about education inequality

The charity single was made available on iTunes early Wednesday. The price to download the single is $1.29.  Proceeds from track sales will benefit the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund, “which helps break down barriers and stigma that prevent girls from getting the education they rightfully deserve.”

Listen to a snippet of the single HERE.

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