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Katy Perry, Usher, Fun. and More Join Obama Inauguration

January 12, 2013 (4:04 am) GMT
Alicia Keys and the 'Glee' cast are also added to the line-up of performers for the president's inauguration ceremony.

A couple of days after , and were hand-picked by President Barack Obama to sing at his inauguration ceremony on January 21, more A-listers were added to the line-up of performers. Many of whom are loyal, vocal supporters of the re-elected president, from his candidacy and throughout his previous first term as the country's top leader.

Recent People's Choice Awards 2013 headliner , new "" coach , and Candy Queen add luster to the already star-studded inauguration ceremony alongside popular indie rock band and the cast of "".

Also gracing the special event are musical legends and , Latino superstar , R'n'B crooner , rapper , country rocker , hip-hop quartet , hip-hop group and the Soul Children of Chicago choir.

Although organizers have yet to announce which artists will play at what events, they will appear at either of the two official inaugural balls that will be held across the Washington Convention Center, along with a children's concert on January 19. The Inaugural Ball is expected to draw more than 35,000 spectators, while a host of other unofficial inaugural events will be held throughout Washington D.C. within the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.

Some of the artists who will appear in the January 21 inauguration have repeatedly performed for the president. Perry joined Mr. Obama on the campaign trail, playing in a handful of rallies. Taylor, meanwhile, has performed in the White House and at the National Democratic Convention last year. Wonder has even written a song for the president.

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