And The Year Of The Bey Continues…Guess Where Beyonce’s Performing Next

January 9, 2013  |  

Source: WENN

Lately all people have been talking about is Beyonce’s upcoming Superbowl Halftime show — and her her super intimate New Year’s Eve performance in Vegas, but Bey has another stellar appearance up her sleeve this winter. According to PEOPLE, the singer will be performing at President Obama’s inauguration January 21.

The ceremony will be held at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, where Baddie Bey will be performing the National Anthem. She’ll be joined by Kelly Clarkson who will perform “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and James Taylor who will sing “America the Beautiful.”

I believe the last time we heard Beyonce take on the National Anthem was the 2004 Superbowl. During President Obama’s first term, Bey sang Etta James’ “At Last” during the inaugural ball and garnered much praise for her silky vocals. Let’s see how she turns out the National Anthem in a few weeks.

In other inauguration news, Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, has been chosen by President Obama to deliver the invocation at his public swearing in this month. According to the Washington Post, “It is believed to be the first time a woman, and a layperson rather than a clergy member, has been chosen to deliver what may be America’s most prominent public prayer.”

Looks like more black history is continuing to be made in 2013.

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  • Meyaka

    Who else would sing at the inauguration? Beyonce is the great black hope.

  • dee

    really?! is there no one else on the planet that can sing and perform?! I swear if she is “chosen” to perform at the innaguration ball again I am tuning out…I just cant take it anymore. It seems like everywhere I turn, every corner I round she’s there! I will not be participating. Its kind of like having oatmeal for breakfast everyday for a year…it’s good and you like it but there has to be other alternatives.

    • yeppers

      Sound like u got alot of HATE in your blood….get that fixed. It is a problem that Beyonce has the talent that she does and is asked to perform??? People IN CHARGE obviously likes what she brings to the table…If you had your choice maybe it would be someone else…however it is NOT. AMAZING THAT WE HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH WHITES TAKING OVER EVERY ASPECT OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR YEARS…BUT A BLACK WOMAN RISES TO THE LEVEL SHE HAS AND WE HAVE A PROBLEM.

    • you have a point there! seems as if they are trying to make this like a “JFK/Marilyn Monroe kind of thing. i mean come on, there are other people in the entertainment biz. maybe they are the biggest financial contributors.

  • Congrats to all involved and i am sure it will be awesome for them. But the only person who has been through the struggle, for us to be able to put a man like President Obama in office is Mrs. Evers. The others are spoiled, rich and clueless about what those people had to go through, just to get the right to vote. It would be more fitting to have entertainers of that era, who were denied hotels, denied being able to sit where they chose in restaurants, who had their music stolen and couldn’t do anything about it to perform at the inauguration. I bet it would mean more to them than it does to those young ones, who never really went through that kind of thing.

    • Shanice

      There aren’t many of those around, especially that are still able to perform and sound good doing so. You also have to remember the young demographic. The older people aren’t interested in the inauguration, the younger people are

      • You’re probably right! I just really wish that Etta could have performed her own song at the last one. Maybe he could have had AL Green or one of the Temptations. Just a thought. 🙂

  • kierah


  • But of course they would have her sing at the inauguration!! Go head Bey, I’m ready for some new music, and of course to see her shut it down at the Superbowl!!