Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson to perform at Obama's inauguration

Beyonce accepts the award for Best Female R&B Artist onstage during the 2012 BET Awards on July 1, 2012, in Los Angeles. Getty

President Obama's inaugural ceremony on Jan. 21 won't be as glitzy as his first inauguration, but there will be some star power there.

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," Mr. Obama said in a statement. "Their music is often at the heart of the American story and speaks to folks across the country."

James Taylor and Knowles both performed at the 2009 inauguration, which featured several well-known performers like Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow and Mary J. Blige. Clarkson, meanwhile, endorsed Mr. Obama in late 2012, about a year after voicing her support for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

The presidential inaugural committee also announced that Richard Blanco will serve as the inaugural poet at the swearing-in ceremony.

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