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YouTube Graduation 2020: The Obama’s, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and others to give virtual graduation speeches

YouTube has announced a video graduation ceremony for the class of 2020, as students currently won’t be able to celebrate in person due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The virtual graduation will feature commencement addresses by Former President of the United States of America , Barack Obama and Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, as well as appearance by Beyonce, Lady Gaga, BTS, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Janelle Monaé, Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato, Malala Yousafzai, Zendaya, Kevin Durant, Billy Porter, Phoebe Robinson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jennifer Lopez, Hasan Minhaj, Finneas, Lala Anthony, Andy Cohen, Lana Condor, Misty Copeland, Kevin Durant, Finneas, Bill and Melinda Gates, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and HitRecord, Hasan Minhaj, Antoni Porowski, Phoebe Robinson, Yara Shahidi, Michael Strahan, Ciara and Russell Wilson, the casts of HBO’s “Euphoria” and CW’s “Riverdale,” the “Today” show’s Jenna Bush Hager and Natalie Morales, and YouTube creators Emma Chamberlain, John Green, NikkieTutorials, Mark Rober and many more.

The special “Dear Class of 2020” Graduation, promises “festival-style lineup” with a variety of programming. There will be formal speeches, graduation day-themed discussions, and even musical performances — all while adhering to quarantine restrictions. Taking place on Saturday, June 6th at 3:00 p.m. ET, the ceremony will last multiple hours. 

YouTube’s celebration will continue with a grad-night party headlined by BTS, along with newly announced performances by CNCO, Doja Cat, and Megan Thee Stallion.

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