First Lady Michelle Obama Surprises Beyonce!

Posted on September 30, 2015

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There was so much star power at Saturday’s Global Citizen Festival in New York City, you just might have been able to see it from space. 

Beyoncé, Pearl Jam and Coldplay– and Common, Sting and Ed Sheeran – are some of the big acts who performed at Central Park on Saturday. 
The free event, which sought to help the United Nations meet its new global goal to end extreme poverty by 2030, was also a veritable who’s-who of Hollywood, politics and philanthropy. 
Kerry Washington, Katie Holmes, and Olivia Wilde shared the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden, and Bill and Melinda Gates.
Beyoncé and Obama shared a sweet hug onstage and the First Lady sang Beyoncé’s praises, describing her as “someone who believes as much as I do in the boundless promise of girls worldwide

Obama went on to discuss her new 62 Million Girls initiative and introduceBono to the stage. And although he wasn’t on hand to perform, the U2 singer sang a line from Alicia Keys‘ “Girl on Fire” – a song he said reminded him of Obama.

Common already had the crowd’s attention with “Glory” before an unmistakeable voice pierced through the park. Sting joined the rapper for a powerful medley of The Police‘s “Every Breath You Take” and “One World (Not Three).”