Like hundreds of thousands of Americans, Alicia Keys descended upon the National Mall in Washington with her family to celebrate the inauguration of President Obama. The Grammy-winning singer watched with husband Swizz Beatz and son Egypt as Obama was sworn in for a second term.
Later in the evening, she changed into a stunning red Michael Kors gown to perform “New Day” and a special rendition of her hit “Girl on Fire” at the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball.
She changed the lyrics especially for the occasion, singing, “He’s the president and he’s on fire … Obama’s on fire. Obama’s on fire.”
Alicia later tweeted about the special day. “Today was uplifting in everyway!! And to share it with my heartbeat made it perfectly unforgettable! Here’s to the future!;-) endless blessings!” she wrote along with a photo of Swizz.
The star-studded inaugural festivities also included performances from Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx, Usher, and John Legend.
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