Nobel Peace Prize recipient, human rights activist, and female education activist Malala Yousafzai gave K-Pop fans all over the world a big surprise on International Women’s Day, a globally celebrated day that recognizes the achievements made by women around the world.
To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, Starbucks Music announced they were thrilled to share a new soundtrack made especially by Malala as part of the day’s celebrations.
We're thrilled to share a soundtrack curated by @Malala and young women around the world as part of this year's International Women's Day celebration. Listen here:https://t.co/OCLubUhqwN #WomensHistoryMonth
— Starbucks Music (@starbucksmusic) March 2, 2020
Among the empowering songs Malala chose to add to her playlist, there were three songs in particular that caught the attention of K-Pop fans. On her playlist, Malala had included Red Velvet‘s “Happiness”…
MAMAMOO‘s “Yes I Am”…
And BLACKPINK Jennie‘s “Solo”!
The three songs have long been power anthems for fans thanks to their messages of being true to yourself, following your dreams, and owning your confidence so seeing them included on Malala’s playlist had fans celebrating big.
out of a lot of achievements red velvet has gotten which im very proud, happiness being included in malala’s playlist for international women’s day is probably one i will remember for a long time. this one hit on another level for me 🥺 https://t.co/lxI0sUcOlk
— 뜽완이 (@magicveIvet) March 9, 2020
— stardustpop dark side of the moon feb14 (@astraeprincess) March 8, 2018
A quick reminder__JENNIE said that Solo was about wanting women to know they don't need to change or pretend to be another person in order to suit their partner..
An inspiration to many 😇🖤.
— **** (@Esther00191342) March 9, 2020
Although International Women’s Day is over for this year, you can continue celebrating Women’s History Month with Malala’s powerful playlist or add a few more K-Pop female power anthems to your own list!