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.