Photo by Terry Richardson
As the nation prepares to celebrate the 2nd inauguration of President Barack Obama, the White House has released the president's official Inauguration Playlist, which includes many of the artists performing at Monday's festivities, including the inaugural ball. The wide range of acts includes Beyoncé (who will be performing the national anthem), fun., Stevie Wonder, Brad Paisley, John Legend and others.
While it's an eclectic selection, would we really be listening to this hodgepodge if it hadn't been promoted by the guy running the Free World? Probably not. Far East Movement, Mr. President? On the same playlist as Smokey Robinson?
Take a listen below via Spotify—even if it's only for Beyoncé's power ballad "I Was Here."