Obama’s Second Inauguration: The Music

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Musical stars are coming out for President Obama’s second inauguration.

  • Beyonce, James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson will be part of the official Jan. 21 swearing-in ceremony. Taylor and Clarkson will perform “America the Beautiful” and “My Country Tis of Thee” between swearing-ins, while Beyonce will close out with the anthem.
  • Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Usher, Katy Perry, the Mexican rock band Mana and Smokey Robinson are among the other artists who will perform at official events over the inaugural weekend, which began with a children’s concert on Saturday. They join Stevie Wonder, Marc Anthony, John Legend, Far East Movement, fun., the R&B group Mindless Behavior, Nick Cannon with the gospel group Soul Children of Chicago, and the Glee cast in the proceedings, which will include two balls at the Washington Convention Center, the Commander in Chief’s ball for military members and the official Inaugural Ball.
  • Lady Gaga will reportedly perform at the private Inaugural Ball for White House staffers.

Obama released an official Spotify playlist Thursday.

1. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” – Stevie Wonder; 2. “I Was Here” – Beyoncé; 3. “Mi Gente” – Marc Anthony; 4. “Carry On” – Fun.; 5. “New Day” – Alicia Keys; 6. “Mud on the Tires” – Brad Paisley; 7. “Turn Up the Love” – Far East Movement; 8. “Edge Of Glory” – Glee cast version; 9. “Your Smiling Face” – James Taylor; 10. “Ordinary People” – John Legend; 11. “Firework” – Katy Perry; 12. “Breakaway” – Kelly Clarkson; 13. “My Mic” – Nick Cannon feat. Biz Markie; 14. “Something Special” – Usher;  15. “Higher and Higher” – Walt Whitman; 16. “Get Ready” – Smokey Robinson; 17. “Future” – Mindless Behavior.

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Author: James K

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