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”
Check out the new commercial for CitiBank featuring the queen, Mary J. Blige. ?Blige has recently signed a promotional deal with the bank and will be featured in its credit card ad campaign. ?The commercial above is already being televised but there are also Citicard member promotions where?every time cardmembers use participating Citi credit cards they will automatically be entered for a chance to win two Grand Prizes which include joining the group Nickelback for an exclusive backstage experience in three cities or joining?Mary J. Blige?during an intimate and exclusive studio session as she records material for a new album. ?Hmmm…the choice is yours.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama casts his ballot this morning in Chicago. He was accompanied by his wife and daughters. ?What a monumental day it is today!
Happy Birthday Diddy! ?In “Diddy Blog” number Gazillion and one, Diddy celebrates his birthday with a cupcake and a wish. ?The wish? ? That Barack Obama wins the election and there are no vote count shenanigans tonight. ?Side Note: I wondering why Sean didn’t get one of his assistants to clean that dayum room before he made that video. ?It looks worse than mine… 😆 ?
Star Jones, Day 26, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evens, Rocsi from 106 & Park, Tyson Beckford and more all join Team Obama to encourage you to VOTE! ?Get up, get out and get to VOTING!!! ?Do you realize that we can win this thing in just a few short hours? ?Time is ticking…. ?
Kevin Liles, Mary J. Blige, Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Jay-Z and Beyonce all united for Barack Obama in Columbus, Ohio. ?The rally was energetic and charged and made me wanna go wait in line AGAIN even though I voted last week. ?We can’t beat you over the head enough. ?Like Jay says, “We have the numbers. We want to be on the right side of history…it’s up to you guys!”
Check out the new video for “If You Leave” ~ ?Musiq Soulchild featuring Mary J. Blige. ?I’m still trying to figure out if they were ever in the same scene in the video…but it’s a cool video nonetheless. ?Musiq’s CD On My Radio is scheduled to drop November 11th.