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President Barack Obama is celebrating his 50th birthday today and last night in Chicago, Jennifer Hudson led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” to the Prez.

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It’s always a good look when divas sing to the president. J-Hud did her thing last night and over 40 years ago, Marilyn Monroe was the first to serenade a president.

Marilyn gave John F. Kennedy a birthday rendition that became history. 

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It’s an honor when you get to sing to the president and many artists have graced our beloved U.S. presidents from all different genres singing their hit songs, which soon soared to the top of the charts. 

Take a look at a few artists that sang a tune for our presidents!


It was one of the most famous performances in American history. 

Watch Marilyn Monroe’s version of “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy at a democratic fundraiser on May 19, 1962.


In 2009, Beyonce did the honors of singing the Obamas’ first inaugural dance. She sang Etta James’ classic “At Last,” while the 44th President slow danced with First Lady Michelle Obama.


The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin sings the U.S. anthem, “Let Freedom Ring” during Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony in Washington, DC.

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