YouTube Originals is celebrating the class of 2020 in style with a star-studded group of commencement speakers -- headlined by former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama -- and performers honoring this year's graduates.
The four-plus hour event is being called "Dear Class of 2020," and it is meant to serve as an inspirational tribute to this year’s graduates amid the coronavirus pandemic and social justice movements taking place.
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Obamas will be joined by Beyoncé, BTS, Lady Gaga, Secretary Robert M. Gates, Sundar Pichai, Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Malala Yousafzai as commencement speakers.
Lizzo, BTS, the New York Philharmonic and dozens of artists will be performing, and there will be appearances by stars such as Dwyane Wade, Alicia Keys, Tom Hanks and many more.
It was originally set to air on Saturday, June 6. However, it was moved in honor of George Floyd's memorial service taking place that same day.
The tribute was filmed over the last several weeks, and it will "center around the timely themes of hope, resilience, and camaraderie," according to the release.