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These Celebrity Spotify Playlists Give Listeners A Peek At What Their Faves Are Jamming To  

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Spotify has made it easier than ever for users to compile and share playlists of their favorite songs. What's more, music fans aren't the only ones who have taken part in the trend.

In recent years, Spotify has finally begun to answer the age-old question of "what do your favorite famous people listen to?" Now, everyone from popular musicians to powerful politicians are creating their own public Spotify playlists. 

Sometimes celebrity Spotify playlists are created in anticipation of an artist's upcoming album release. Other times, it's just a fun, unique avenue for a celebrity to connect with their fans. Either way, there's an inherent joy in finding out what celebrities listen to on Spotify, especially when people learn that they appreciate the same music as their idols.

Without further ado, here are 12 of the most notable Spotify playlists of the rich and famous!

Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list These Celebrity Spotify Playlists Give Listeners A Peek At What Their Faves Are Jamming To
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For everyone out there missing the days when Obama was still in office, this Spotify playlist is just what the doctor ordered. Created by the former President himself, the playlist features some of Obama's favorite nighttime summer songs. Oddly enough, the playlist feels like a good companion to Obama's term in office. 
 
Top track: "Tightrope  (The Solo Version)" by Janelle Monae

Cringiest track: "The Man" by Aloe Blacc

Age: 57

Birthplace: Area code 808, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands, United States of America, United States, + more

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The Weeknd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list These Celebrity Spotify Playlists Give Listeners A Peek At What Their Faves Are Jamming To
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With such a unique sound, it's an absolute treat to see what music The Weeknd's been most influenced by. This Spotify playlist unarguably delivers, as all the tracks, no matter how obscure, seem to explain where some of his most notable stylistic choices originated. If you're a big fan of his music, you'll be especially excited to see where some of his more memorable samples came from. 

Top track: "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins

Cringiest track: "Professional Loving" by Emika

Age: 29

Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list These Celebrity Spotify Playlists Give Listeners A Peek At What Their Faves Are Jamming To
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It's always exciting when an artist opens up about the music that's inspired them the most throughout their career. This playlist, created by Kendrick himself, details some of the songs and records that most influenced the rapper's style, including tracks that directly informed the sound of Good Kid, m.A.A.d City.

Top track: "Against All Odds" by Trae featuring 2Pac

Cringiest track: "I Don't Wanna Party Wit U" by DJ Quik

Age: 31

Birthplace: Compton, California

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Charli XCX is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list These Celebrity Spotify Playlists Give Listeners A Peek At What Their Faves Are Jamming To
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When Charli XCX released one of her biggest hits to date ("Boys"), the popstar also compiled this list of boy-centric Spotify jams. From Justin Bieber to Avicii, the list is pop and hip hop centric, and an enjoyable companion to XCX's own hit single. 

Top track: "Location" by Khalid

Cringiest track: "Baby" by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris

Age: 26

Birthplace: Stevenage, United Kingdom

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