President-elect Barack Obama‘s Inauguration Celebration began today with the “We Are One” inaugural opening celebration. The star-studded event was aired live on several channels, however HBO picked up the show and added it to their Sunday evening line-up. There were several performances but a few to note were Usher, Stevie Wonder, and Shakira’s performance of Stevie’s Higher Ground; Mary J. Blige performed Lean on Me; Jamie Foxx wowed the crowd with his Obama impression and Beyonce closed out the ceremony with her rendtion of America the Beautiful. If you missed it…check out a few clips below:
Usher, Stevie Wonder & Shakira perform “Higher Ground”
Mary J. Blige performs “Lean on Me” + Jamie Foxx does his Obama impression (3:20 mark)
President-elect Obama address the crowd
Beyonce closes ceremony with “America the Beautiful”
You can also check out additional photos from the event in the GALLERY.