Taylor Swift, John Legend & More Cheer For Joe Biden's Vice Presidential Candidate Sen. Kamala Harris

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Sen. Kamala Harris at the JW Marriott Feb. 7, 2019.

It's official. Democratic nominee Joe Biden, following through on his vow to pick a female running mate, selected Kamala Harris as his vice presidential candidate on Tuesday (Aug. 11), marking the first Black, Asian American woman on a major party presidential ticket.

"I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate," Biden tweeted, announcing the news. "Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I'm proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign."

"Joe Biden is a leader who can unify the American people, because he's spent his life fighting for the American people. And as president, he will build an America that lives up to our ideals," Harris mirrored the sentiment on Instagram with a sweet photo of the duo high-fiving. "I'm honored to join him as our party's nominee for Vice President, and do everything it takes to make @JoeBiden our next Commander-in-Chief."

Harris, who dropped out of the presidential race in December 2019, showed her support for Biden in an interview on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last month. “I’m going to tell you in all candor and seriousness, I want Joe Biden to win and I want him to pick whoever helps him win. And I will do, in whatever capacity I am in everything in my power to have him win,” she said.

The U.S. Senator is just the third female VP pick for a major political party in history, following Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin.

Following the news, a number of stars including John Legend, Ben Platt, Sara Bareilles and more took to social media to show their support for the potential first Black female VP.

See the tweets below.