WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4: President Barack Obama hugs his daughter Malia Obama at the Fourth of July White House party on July 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Maila Obama celebrated her 18th birthday during the party, which featured guests including singers Janelle Monae and Kendrick Lamar. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Watch President Obama break into song to wish daughter Malia happy birthday

Not only are the Obamas celebrating America's birthday, they are also celebrating daughter Malia's 18th birthday.

The milestone is a special one as Malia is a high school graduate and is taking a gap year before attending Harvard University in 2017.

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At the end of the Fourth of July White House party, President Obama took a moment to acknowledge his daughter's special day, and possible embarrass her they way only a dad could, according to E! News.

"Just because it's a job of a father to embarrass his daughters, I've got one last job," he said. "It just so happens that we celebrate our country's birthday on the same day that we celebrate my older daughter's birthday."

Obama then burst into song, joined by artists Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae as his oldest daughter smiled and embraced her dad with a hug.

Watch a video of the moment below:

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