Beyoncé Will Sing for Obamas' Inaugural Dance

Sing will also join many other performers for inauguration's Neighborhood Ball
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2009 12:15 PM CST
President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle return to their vehicle after a seaside memorial for his grandmother Madelyn Payne Dunham in Honolulu, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – Beyoncé will sing for the Obamas' first dance on inauguration night, the AP reports. The inaugural committee is tight-lipped about the specifics—"It is our hope that we can keep the song secret until the moment,” a rep said—but it's a good bet the singer/actress will be closer to the "At Last" section of her repertoire than to "Single Ladies" or "Bootylicious."

Beyoncé will also perform at the inauguration’s Neighborhood Ball, joining husband Jay-Z, will.i.am, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Sting, Faith Hill, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder and Maroon 5.
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