Stars set to perform at Presidential inauguration

Leona Lewis has been asked to sing for US President-elect Barack Obama at his inauguration ceremony in Washington DC on January 20.

The singer, who yesterday (November 23) beat Dido to the Number One spot in the albums chart with a reissue of her album ‘Spirit’, is set to join Jay-Z and Beyonce at the ceremony, reports The Sun.

Millions are expected to convene in the US capital on inauguration day, while tickets to the ceremony are exchanging hands for thousands on auction sites.

Speaking before Obama won the US election, Lewis said: “I think Obama is amazing. He’s just so cool and articulate. Nothing fazes him.

“It would mean everything for ethnic minorities in that country and every country around the world to have a mixed-race leader of America.”