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Taraji P. Henson Sets the Election Day Mood With This Voting Playlist

Taraji P. Henson
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Taraji P. Henson speaks onstage for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on October 14, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Ahead of her 2020 American Music Awards hosting gig on Nov. 22, the actress puts together a list of poignant songs by Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder & more.

Taraji P. Henson's first order of business before hosting the 2020 American Music Awards later this month is to get people pumped for Tuesday's election through music.

She curated a voting playlist on Election Day Eve (Nov. 2), mixing classics such as Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" and Nina Simone's "Mississippi Goddam" with new-age protest anthems such as Lil Baby's "The Bigger Picture" and H.E.R.'s "I Can't Breathe."

Henson also showed love to her friend and I Can Do Bad All by Myself co-star Mary J. Blige, whom she presented the Icon Award to at the 2017 Billboard Women in Music event, by including her 2001 hit "No More Drama."

The 2020 AMAs air live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The awards show is produced by dick clark productions, which is owned by MRC Entertainment, the parent company of Billboard.

Listen to Taraji's Voting Playlist below.