'Dear Class of 2020' Line-Up: Who Are the Speakers and Performers on the YouTube Graduation Special?

YouTube is set to release the latest online graduation special, with a roster of a-list celebrities giving commencement addresses and performing musical numbers. Dear Class of 2020 begins on June 6 at 3 p.m. EDT / noon PDT on YouTube, the YouTube Originals channel and the streamer's Learn@Home site.

The special will be what Variety calls a "festival-style" program, with commencement speeches by the likes of Barack and Michelle Obama and Beyonce joined by performances from stars like Lizzo and Camila Cabello. This will then be followed by a graduation party headlined by worldwide megastars BTS.

At DearClassof2020.net, the special is also asking viewers to submit their own videos to feature in the multi-hour graduation special.

The YouTube commencement is the last of the major digital graduation ceremonies that have been created due to the coronavirus preventing many from being able to graduate in person. Celebrities are varied as Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and cult movie director John Waters have also recorded commencement speeches for the class of 2020, available to stream online now.

The full line-up of the YouTube Dear Class of 2020 special is as follows:

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Beyonce will deliver a commencement address for YouTube's 'Dear Class of 2020' graduation special Getty
  • Barack and Michelle Obama
  • Beyonce
  • Taylor Swift
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Taylor Swift
  • BTS
  • Lady Gaga
  • Demi Lovato
  • Janelle Monae, singer and actor
  • Billy Porter, Pose actor
  • Lizzo, singer
  • Camila Cabello, singer and former Fifth Harmony member
  • Chloe x Halle, R&B duo signed to Beyonce's record label
  • Maluma, Columbian singer
  • CNCO, Latinx boy band
  • Doja Cat, rapper
  • Megan Thee Stallion, rapper
  • Lala Anthony, actor and former Power star
  • Andy Cohen, Bravo boss and Real Housewives creator
  • Lana Condor, To All The Boys I've Loved Before actor
  • Misty Copeland, the American Ballet Theatre's first African American female principal dancer
  • Kevin Durant, basketball player
  • Finneas, Billie Eilish's producer and brother
  • Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and his wife, philanthropist Melinda Gates
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor and founder of HitRecord
  • Hasan Minhaj, comedian and host of Netflix's Patriot Act
  • Antoni Porowski, chef and Queer Eye host
  • Phoebe Robinson, comedian and host of 2 Dope Queens podcast
  • Yara Shahidi, Black-ish actor and activist
  • Michael Strahan, former football player
  • Singer Ciara and her husband, footballer Russell Wilson
  • Actor Zendaya and the cast of Euphoria
  • The cast of CW's Riverdale
  • Today hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Natalie Morales
  • Emma Chamberlain, YouTuber
  • John Green, Author, YouTuber
  • NikkieTutorials, YouTuber
  • Mark Rober, former NASA engineer and YouTube
  • Alicia Keys, singer
  • Kelly Rowland, singer and former Destiny's Child member
  • Kerry Washington, actor
  • Malala Yousafzai, activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner
  • Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai
  • Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
  • Former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
  • Dude Perfect, YouTubers
  • The Try Guys, YouTubers
  • Jackie Aina, YouTuber
  • AsapScience, YouTubers
  • Zane Hijazi, YouTuber
  • Heath Hussar, YouTuber
  • Mr. Kate, YouTuber
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