It just doesn’t stop for Beyoncé, does it? The first quarter of 2013 is shaping up to be a big one for the singer, songwriter, and producer.
Still in the midst of heavy promotion for her upcoming halftime show during the Super Bowl and reveling in her $50 million endorsement deal with Pepsi, Reuters announced that the R&B singer has been chosen by President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Committee to sing the national anthem at the official ceremony.
Knowles sang the Etta James classic, “At Last,” four years ago at the Neighborhood Inauguration Ball after Obama’s historic election win. With singing the “Star Spangled Banner” during the actual ceremony, I wonder how she is going to top Aretha Franklin’s performance. Don’t you remember that hat?
One year after giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy, Beyoncé shows no signs of slowing down. You have to admit King B continues to stay on her grind, juggling multiple businesses, her singing, career, marriage and motherhood.
Other scheduled performers for the inauguration ceremony include chart-topping singer, Kelly Clarkson, who turned heads this past election year when she showed her support for the President, despite being a “Republican at heart,” and esteemed singer James Taylor. Clarkson is scheduled to perform “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee,” while Taylor will sing “America the Beautiful.”
President Barack Obama will be sworn in for a second term on January 21.
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