A wave of celebrations from A-list stars as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win 2020 US election

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Musician Lizzo. (Greatstock/Splash)
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  • Joe Biden has beat Trump at the polls. 
  • Kamala Harris has made history as the first woman and woman of colour to become the vice president-elect of the United States.
  • From Lizzo to Viola Davis and more, celebrities have taken to social media to celebrate the victory with Biden and Harris. 

After running for president three times (in 1988, 2008, and again in 2020), Joe Biden has finally been announced president-elect after a nail-biting election race.

Kamala Harris, his running mate, has made history as the first woman and woman of colour to become the vice president-elect of the United States.

"This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It's about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let's get started," Harris tweeted. 

Donald Trump, who was at one of his golf courses when the news broke, has refused to concede.

From Lizzo to Viola Davis and more, celebrities have taken to social media to celebrate the victory with Biden and Harris. 

1. Lizzo

2. Antoni

3. Viola Davis

4. Kerry Washington

5. Jennifer Lopez

6. Barack Obama

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I could not be prouder to congratulate our next President, Joe Biden, and our next First Lady, Jill Biden. I also couldn’t be prouder to congratulate Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff for Kamala’s groundbreaking election as our next Vice President. In this election, under circumstances never experienced, Americans turned out in numbers never seen. And once every vote is counted, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory. We’re fortunate that Joe’s got what it takes to be President and already carries himself that way. Because when he walks into the White House in January, he’ll face a series of extraordinary challenges no incoming President ever has – a raging pandemic, an unequal economy and justice system, a democracy at risk, and a climate in peril. I know he’ll do the job with the best interests of every American at heart, whether or not he had their vote. So I encourage every American to give him a chance and lend him your support. The election results at every level show that the country remains deeply and bitterly divided. It will be up to not just Joe and Kamala, but each of us, to do our part – to reach out beyond our comfort zone, to listen to others, to lower the temperature and find some common ground from which to move forward, all of us remembering that we are one nation, under God. Finally, I want to thank everyone who worked, organized, and volunteered for the Biden campaign, every American who got involved in their own way, and everybody who voted for the first time. Your efforts made a difference. Enjoy this moment. Then stay engaged. I know it can be exhausting. But for this democracy to endure, it requires our active citizenship and sustained focus on the issues – not just in an election season, but all the days in between. Our democracy needs all of us more than ever. And Michelle and I look forward to supporting our next President and First Lady however we can.

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7. Jennifer Aniston

8. Bianca Del Rio

9. Reese Witherspoon

10. Tracee Ellis Ross


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12. Mindy Kaling


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