The White House has tried to tamp down expectations about President Obama's inauguration this go 'round, but it definitely won't be lacking in star power. Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor will all perform at the inauguration, the presidential inaugural committee announced today.
"Vice President Biden and I are honored to have these wonderfully talented musical artists perform at the Inaugural ceremony," Preisdent Obama said in a statement. "Their music is often at the heart of the American story and speaks to folks across the country."
In other musical news, Ke$ha is bringing her glitter-throwing, club-thumping beats to Washington as well. The pop star will headline the Musicians on Call Presidential Inaugural Charity Benefit in Washington, produced and sponsored by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). DJ Jazzy Jeff will be spinning records as the charity event’s official DJ.