Beyonce sings 'Star Spangled Banner' at Obama's inauguration ceremony - watch

The vocalist appeared on the steps of the Capitol to sing the US national anthem

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Beyonce

Beyonce appeared at US President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony in Washington DC earlier today (January 21), to sing 'The Star Spangled Banner'. Scroll down to watch her performance.

Accompanied by the US Marine Band, Beyonce sang the US national anthem on the steps of the Capitol building, watched by Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama, in front of an estimated 800,000 people. After singing, Beyonce kissed Obama on the cheek.

Before Beyonce's appearance Kelly Clarkson sang 'My Country Tis of Thee' and James Taylor played 'America The Beautiful', accompanied by acoustic guitar.

Yesterday (January 20), rapper Lupe Fiasco was removed from the stage for making anti-Obama comments during a performance for the US Presidential inauguration celebrations.

Fiasco told told the audience at Hamilton Live in US capital Washington D.C. that he did not vote for Barack Obama in the November 2012 election, and proceeded to perform a half-hour anti-war song, reports Complex.

When he refused to move on to the next song, a team of security guards came on stage and told him to go. Fiasco previously described Obama as the "biggest terrorist" in America in an interview with CBS news.

Read More On This Artist

More News
'This Is Us' director says Harry Styles will be next to quit One Direction
Sia performs 'Chandelier' and 'Big Girls Cry' on Australian TV – watch
Natalie Imbruglia releases video for Daft Punk cover 'Instant Crush' – watch
Noel Gallagher on political party leaders: 'Say something radical you utterly contemptible...
WWE Wrestler Ric Flair makes cameo in Killer Mike's new video - watch
Kanye West: 'I'm not a musician, I'm an inventor'
Ed Sheeran becomes first British artist to hit two billion Spotify streams
Reading and Leeds Festival 2015; Alt-J, Palma Violets lead host of new additions to line-up
Drake says he has to 'reassess what went wrong with my judgment' following Coachella...
Alt-J, Clean Bandit and Royal Blood nominated for Ivor Novello Awards
Adam Lambert premieres new single 'Ghost Town' with lyrics video – watch
White Stripes, David Bowie and Run The Jewels among best-selling Record Store Day vinyl releases
Blur stream new album 'The Magic Whip' online
Christina Aguilera releases new 'Nashville' track 'Shotgun' – listen
Metronomy and Mark Ronson added to Festival No. 6 line-up
Will Young posts new 'Like A River' video – watch
Metallica's Kirk Hammett reveals he lost his phone containing 250 unused guitar riffs
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to drug possession and threatening to kill former employee
Muse on meeting Kanye West: 'All he wanted to talk about was T-shirts'
Madonna deletes pro-Thatcher Instagram post following criticism from fans
Alice Cooper talks working with Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and AC/DC's Brian Johnson
Kanye West denies that he is an Illuminati member: 'We don't run anything; we’re...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM