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Beyonce Belts It Out for Barack

Beyonce Belts It Out for Barack

Beyonce performs in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial” at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

The 27-year-old singer will be performing “At Last” as the first dance for the Obama‘s after the inauguration.

President-elect Barack Obama spoke at the celebration and addressed the crowd, saying “Welcome to this celebration of American renewal. In the course of our history, only a handful of generations have been asked to confront challenges as serious as the ones we face right now. I stand here today as hopeful as ever that the United States of America will endure. That it will prevail; that the dream of our founders will live on in our time!”

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  • bgs

    I like her new hair. Bono is totally checking her out.

  • MIMI

    AM I THE ONLY ONE SICK OF HER? SERIOUSLY GO AWAY BEYOWULF!

  • http://reen1@cox.net Pau_Gasol Fan#16

    Beyonce is awesome! I did not realize home much talent she had. She can saaannnnnngggg!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVTyLqkez6A

  • Jughed

    lovin’ the leather pants and boots :)

  • issa

    Horrible. She won’t ever be another Whitney or Mariah. Her voice cracks.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    …lets see… if beyonce wasn’t the best – would she be doing this? hahahahahaha
    `
    no hate can take away from her success – everything she’s done.
    `
    hate on bishes – it’s pointless.

  • shenanyginz

    i thought she did a wonderful job. she sang it beautiful. you go b.

  • enough

    I wish these black celebs would stop posturing about Obama.

    Enough is enough.

    This celebration is pure f-uckery.

  • Shakira

    Too wonderful. Too amazing. Beyonce goes from one accomplishment to another. I love her music and her heart. I am a white woman and, true to the times, this is not posturing about Obama, but a moment in history to be celebrated by us all. Go Beyonce and all the performers. Thank you.

  • nellygirl819

    Get it Queen Bey !!amazing performance lmao at the people supposedly tried of her but clickin on the post apparently your not to tried of her anyway bee aint going no where she is a legend in the makin if u dont like dont listen plain and simple so contine to hate u lames!

  • jessica

    Beyonce is amazing. Her performance of America the Beautiful was so moving. She is truly one of the greatest singers ever.

  • http://www.davidcooknews.com/ DAVID COOK

    why her? there were a lot of great “black” singers better than this overrated ladder slammin scrub :)

  • Chirs

    Beyonce was great! Obama said by in Jan 08 that he was a big Beyonce fan. Its no coincidence that he is giving her important musical parts for his celebration.

  • nellygirl819

    ^if she was so overrated why would you even waste your time commenting about her obama picked her to sing so u can suck it. bee is an incredible singer if u dont like her keep it moving damn hater need to get a life

  • Chirs

    “why her? there were a lot of great “black” singers better than this overrated ladder slammin scrub”

    Who would you recommend? Mariah hardly sings live anymore. MJ Blige performed earlier that day. JHudson is not nearly as successful as Beyonce musically. Whitney needs to rehab her image. The youth dont really care about listening to the older forks like Tina and Arthetha.

  • GIT

    horrible! this bi*** is so overrated.

  • groundcontrol

    I like her but she does have a limited range. She just needs to be careful with her material. I heard her mangle Ava Maria. I don’t where she got the idea that she could master those notes.

    She looks good. It wasn’t really that cold here today. The concert didn’t draw the numbers they expected. They keep scaring everyone away from events with their “warnings.”

  • groundcontrol

    Oops that would be Ave Maria not Ava Maria – I guess I have a limited typing accuracy range.

  • Butterpeacan

    Congratulations to all of the performers at the Lincoln Memorial concert for a job well done. Such a beautiful celebration for our Fisrt Family. Bravo.

    Beyonce was vocally on point and looked beautiful and happy while doing so. The Obama family love her, so it really does not matter what the naysayers thinks. Malia was snapping pictures of Bee while Sasha was singing along.

  • Butterpeacan

    @ Ground control

    Limited range?!? Get them ears checked asap! Limited vocal range don’t hit high notes(C6) like Beyonce did at end of that performance.Plus please work on your grammar before judging others

  • stepho

    ughh jesus! beyonce please diaf.

    and eww am i the only who thinks her legs look disgusting in those pants. they look like freaking sausages. EWWWW!!!

  • LuckyL

    Ugh, being “popular” has nothing to do with being the best.

  • Rachel

    Beyonce rocks. Great singer and beautiful inside and out.

  • Nyah

    Beyonce is the best singer of her generation. Her rendition of America the Beautiful was awesome.

  • Jaz

    luckyl,
    being the best is having the TALENT and the ability to pull in crowds like she does worldwide. she has had longevity and fans from around the world that are old, young, black, white, men, women, and everything you could think of. they know who the best is.
    And people wouldn’t waste so much of their time trying to criticizing her for every little thing she does either if she wasn’t one of the best artists out there today. they get the most criticism and still overcome it with their unique god-given talents.

    And she wouldn’t be asked to perform for the president(twice) if she was just some “overrated chick” either. So she obviously isn’t!

    Anyways
    I loved her outfit. All of the artists seemed excited and proud during their performances. It was very uplifting to watch.

  • george

    Beyonce did a fantastic job, and she’s a hot woman. Definitely no complaints from me.

  • LuckyL

    Jaz @ 01/19/2009 at 3:35 am

    luckyl,
    being the best is having the TALENT and the ability to pull in crowds like she does worldwide. she has had longevity and fans from around the world that are old, young, black, white, men, women, and everything you could think of. they know who the best is.
    And people wouldn’t waste so much of their time trying to criticizing her for every little thing she does either if she wasn’t one of the best artists out there today. they get the most criticism and still overcome it with their unique god-given talents.

    And she wouldn’t be asked to perform for the president(twice) if she was just some “overrated chick” either. So she obviously isn’t!

    Anyways
    I loved her outfit. All of the artists seemed excited and proud during their performances. It was very uplifting to watch.
    _____

    Oh cool, Rhianna + Britney are equal to Beyonce, and all three are subsequently equal to Barbara Streisand and Madonna and Whitney Houston etc. since Beyonce is equal to them =) Thanks for clearing that up!

  • stephanie

    I loved the whole concert. U2, Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp and Garth Brooks rocked the crowd. Beyonce is totally awesome, and her performance moved me and my mom so much.

  • chad

    Beyonce is one of the best singers I’ve ever seen. It’s hard to find that much talent and beauty in one person. She’s the complete package.

  • sara

    Love Beyonce, and she was amazing.

  • lizzie

    Obama is gonna make God happy!
    http://www.mayflower777.book.fr

  • Jess

    Beyonce did an amazing job yesterday. I love how she was the star of all stars yesterday….that closing was epic, only fit for someone truly deserving and talented (as she is). Tomorrow she will have the honor of singing for the Obama’s first dance…another staple in history. Say what you want, but Beyonce is a class act, and none of your hateful comments or negativity will ever be able to change that. She is a bonafide superstar in every sense of the word.

  • anonymous

    It’s weird all these celebrities/rock stars at obama’s inaug!! oh ya, that’s how he got elected-appealing to the dumbass MASSES

  • http://www.vectormotors.com gerard Vandenberg

    I’m really surprised this extremely NAIVE & TRICKY american is allowed to entertain those people over there.
    OOOOOH WHATTHEHELL, they will sheer anyway, folks!!

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    …`the “star of all stars” – perfect.

  • lise

    she rocked it, whether or not you’re a fan, she was the perfect choice

    #5…true, whitney was amazing, but mariah? ugh..please. beyonce is so much better..

  • Jan

    Where was OPRAH? Why didn’t she speak at the Lincoln Memorial???

  • Lisa

    Why are people making this about Beyonce? This has nothing to do with her….this has to do with Obama. ALL the performers did great and ALL Americans are a part of history!

    This is exactly why some people don’t like Bey and her stans because they try and make everything about her.

  • http://justjared bermy girl

    I didn’t watch the concert yesterday, but I saw Beyonce perform in October.

    She’s beautiful, plus she’s a great dancer and singer. Plus, I like that she writes a lot of her own music. I was definitely a fan after that concert.

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  • tony

    UGLY

  • dianel

    You said it all #33

  • Ants

    Beyonce was amazing. It was a very moving performance.
    As of now Beyonce is the only artist good enough to do that.

    Can you imagine. Seriously imagine Britney do that “ah ga ga” or what about Rihanna (tone deaf), Whitney (not a good thing right now), Mariah (miss piggy), Barbara Streisand (everyone will be alseep), Celine Dion (she would probably get on the stage and sing the Titanic song)

  • wha wha

    All these haters talking with nothing to back their statements. They say she is ugly yet she has been on every single magazine cover including Sports illustrated swimsuit edition.
    They say she can’t sing yet the President himself asked her to sing for the inaug’
    They say she is not talented yet she has won 10-11 grammy’s, way more than Ritardanna and trailer park Britney

  • SL

    Great performance by Beyonce!

  • susanist

    Ah the jealous irreligious Bud-Lite inspired Losers always seeking to take a cheap shot at successful people. Unfortunately MIM you are not the only worthless loser in this nation. Hopefully Obama will have the courage to bring a military draft so that people like you can appreciate that life is precious and those who make life entertaining and beautiful a real joy.

    Beyonce is one the Beauties in this World and no, there is not enough of her. We need to see more of her. More of Paris Hilton. More of Kim Kardashian. More of Madonna and less of you.

  • susanist

    Issa

    Beyonce is not trying to be Whitney and after the tragedy in her life who would? She is not trying to be Mariah who’s had some mental challenges in her life. Neither can they be Beyonce. Beyonce is more than a singer she’s one of the great beauties of this age. I take my own cues but the VOGUES and ELLE’s back up my opinion on this.
    Mariah and Whitney probably wish they could be more like Beyonce in the matter of life decisions they have been failures saved only by their fabulous voices. We seldom see them anymore. Beyonce we want to see more.

  • susanist

    Enough

    Stevie Wonder struggled long and hard for this day both as a celebration of Martin Luther King and to clear the way for a black person to be able to realize the Presidency of the USA. Smokey
    as well. Robinson was old enough to take part in some of the marches where bricks and waterhoses were sprayed on them for the right to vote. Give them their hard earned victory and shut up. How many white celebs fawned over every single president ever elected?
    Shut up and go to Afghanistan. Do something useful in your life.

  • susanist

    Shakira is one of the young heavies in the world and may be a future President of Columbia one day.

  • lalalove

    She looked amazing…

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