Andra Day and Common to perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
AmNews Staff Reports | 11/21/2017, 6:24 a.m.
Grammy Award–nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day is singing "Stand Up for Something," from the film Marshall on the Girl Scout float at the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. Day will be accompanied by Grammy and Academy Award–winning artist and actor Common, who co-wrote and is featured in the song—for which Day and Common recently won the Hollywood Song Award at the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards.
"I am so excited to help Girl Scouts in its mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place," said Day. "I encourage all girls to take action in their communities and effect change—to take a stand. Girl Scouts has driven generations of girls over the past century to become leaders, and I believe if we want more female leaders, we need more Girl Scouts. Also, hook a sista up with some cookies!"
Day performed at the 2016 International Day of the Girl event at the White House and received the prestigious Powerhouse Award at the 2016 Billboard Women in Music event. She is a true G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ who frequently uses her platform as an artist to stand up for causes she believes in and to inspire her audiences. Through her performance on the parade float, Day will call on all girls and those who care about them to stand up for what they believe in.
Common, who cites his daughter as inspiring his music, has also advocated for women and girls, as well as youth education, throughout his career. He is an Oscar and Golden Globe winner and a leader in his own right, recently establishing the Common Ground Foundation for underserved youth.
The 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC, Thursday, November 23, from 9:00 a.m. to noon across time zones.