January 11, 2013
by Associated Press
Update: Watch Beyoncé perform the National Anthem below.
President Barack Obama is drawing an A-list of performers for his inaugural festivities, including a massive gala expected to draw more than 35,000 revelers.
Grammy-nominated pop-rock trio fun. will join Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley among other stars planning to sing at Obama's inaugural galas Jan. 21 and a children's concert on Jan. 19. Also signed up are Marc Anthony, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and the cast of Glee.
January 9, 2013
Rumors of Justin Timberlake's return to the music scene have been swirling for months, although the singer-turned-actor has frequently extinguished any further musical aspirations, claiming (and rightfully so) that it is very demanding. But now, it seems, things are suddenly taking shape. Florida radio station 97.9 first suggested that Timberlake would release a new single featuring Jay-Z this Monday (Jan. 14).