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Beyoncé Will Speak To The Grads For YouTube’s ‘Dear Class Of 2020’ Virtual Commencement + Performances By Lizzo, Meg, Doja Cat & More!

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Class of 2020 will be treated to a special message from Beyoncé along with a fire line up of performances from Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat and more! Deets inside…

We already told you President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be delivering speeches for YouTube’s “Dear Class of 2020” virtual commencement. It’s the only event where both Mr. & Mrs. Obama will deliver commencement speeches.

Now, YouTube has announced new speakers and performers – and yes – Beyoncé is now on the roster. Mrs. Carter will deliver an inspirational message to the 2020 class.

Throughout the YouTube Originals special, graduates will enjoy musical performances from artists like Lizzo, Chloe x Halle and several more artists. Following the symbolic graduation cap toss, the celebration will continue with a grad night party hosted by YouTube Music, including performances by Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat and more.

There’s also a ton of new guest appearances, including Lala Anthony, Misty Copeland, Kevin Durant, Janelle Monáe, Billy Porter, Yara Shahidi, Michael Strahan, Ciara & Russell Wilson, Jennifer Lopez, Cast of "Euphoria," and tons more. They’ll join an impressive list of previously announced inspirational leaders and celebrities, including Kerry Washington, Kelly Rowland, Zendaya, Alicia Keys, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and more.

In “Dear Class of 2020,” people from around the world will join the class of 2020 as a singular community to celebrate their resilience, and the endless possibilities of their future. The virtual event with a festival-style lineup will combine classic commencement day themes with a diverse array of entertainment that will capture all of the emotions of graduation including pride, hope, optimism, and camaraderie. Mrs. Obama's Reach Higher initiative will host a full hour of content and kick-off this celebration. Woot!

If you’re a graduating student who would like to participate in the event can upload their own video through the “Dear Class of 2020” website, which features several calls to action for students to partake in.

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, May 22nd.

The "Dear Class of 2020" live stream will start at 3pm EST/12pm PST on June 6th.

Congrats grads!

Photo: IG


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