Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor to Perform at Inauguration

Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor to Perform at Inauguration


The Presidential Inaugural Committee will formally announce today that performing artists Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor will perform at President Obama’s second inauguration in less than two weeks.  Though many have said the President’s second swearing-in ceremony will be “low key” compared to the first, Beyoncé‘s appearance is sure to garner attention.

Beyoncé will sing the national anthem. Kelly Clarkson will sing “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” and James Taylor will sing “America the Beautiful.”

USA Today was first to report this morning that the entertainers will join a crowd of thousands including members of Congress at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on the morning of January 21st.

Four years ago, soul legend Aretha Franklin sang at Obama’s first inauguration.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke


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