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Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson Among Inauguration Performers

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Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson Among Inauguration Performers

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Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson Among Inauguration Performers

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Melissa Block and Robert Siegel share some of the music from Monday's inauguration festivities.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Finally, moments hear the music of the inauguration. As Robert mentioned, Beyonce had the honor of singing the national anthem today. She was the closing act in a memorable line up that began with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.

BROOKLYN TABERNACLE CHOIR: (Singing) Glory, glory hallelujah. Glory, glory hallelujah...

JAMES TAYLOR: (Singing) America, America, God shed his grace on the...

KELLY CLARKSON: (Singing) My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty of thee I sing...

BEYONCE: (Singing) Oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

BLOCK: That's Beyonce, and before her Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor, and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, all performing at today's inauguration.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

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