Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson to Perform at Obama's Star-Studded Inauguration

Bey, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor have been tapped to perform during Obama's swearing in on Jan. 21st -- more stars will soon be announced

Beyonce is taking her support of President Barack Obama to the next level: She's performing at his second presidential inauguration.

Beyonce will be joined by Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor at the event, USA Today reports. The Queen B will sing the national anthem, while Taylor is slated to croon "America the Beautiful" and Clarkson will perform "My Country, 'Tis of Thee." Aretha Franklin famously sang "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" for Obama's 2009 inauguration, though her hat seemed to get more press than she did.

There are reportedly going to be more performance announcements in the coming days as we get closer to the Jan. 21 inauguration. Obama's swearing in will take place on the Capitol steps in D.C., and officials are expecting more than 1 million people to attend the event.

This isn't Beyonce's first inauguration gig -- in 2009, she performed Etta James' "At Last" at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball, while Mr. & Mrs. President had their first dance. Since then, Bey and her hubby Jay-Z have had a close relationship with the Obamas. The "it" couple even held a sponsorship dinner for Barack during his second presidential run. Hova already performed in Obama's honor at a rally and sang his single "99 Problems" with the lyrics, "I got 99 problems and a Mitt ain't one," instead of saying "and a b--ch ain't one." Somehow we doubt Obama will want Jay-Z to perform the same song on his inauguration day.

Watch Beyonce's 2009 Neighborhood Inaugural Ball performance here: 


 

 

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