Obama has long had supporters in the music industry, and the trend continues as Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor are slated to perform for President at his second-term Inauguration, taking place Jan. 21. Additionally, Katy Perry, Usher and fun. have all been added to the list of performers at various inaugural celebrations.
Fans will remember that Beyoncé tearfully sang Etta James' "At Last" for the President and First Lady at 2009's Inaugural Ball, a landmark moment of achievement that underscored the progress of race relations in America (that is, until the Klan took off their hoods and rebranded as the Tea Party). This time around she'll perform the National Anthem. Clarkson will sing "My Country, 'Tis Of Thee," while Taylor will perform "America The Beautiful". More acts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Other acts scheduled to join the festivities include Smokey Robinson, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Marc Anthony, and the cast of Glee.