Obama Celebrated At Star-Studded ‘We Are One’ Concert

January 18th, 2009 // 3 Comments

Washington D.C. morphed into Hollywood yesterday for the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. Stars everywhere helped kick off Barack Obama‘s inauguration and rallied the crowds with a series of speeches and performances.

Denzel Washington gave the introductory speech, Laura Linney spoke about Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Marin Luther King III quoted from John F. Kennedy. Queen Latifah also spoke saying: “We’re celebrating not just the Inauguration of a new president, but the journey of America continuing to be America.”

However, probably most inspiring were the musical performances.

Bruce Springstreen sang the post-911 anthem “The Rising” Mary J. Blige sang “Lean On Me” while Sheryl Crow and Will.I.Am united for Bob Marley‘s “One Love.

The most anticipated of all the performances was when U2 performed “Pride (In the Name of Love)” and “City of Blinding Lights.”

Beyonce was the glittery, grande finale, singing “America the Beautiful.”
Below is Beyonce’s performance of “America the Beautiful.”

Featured in the gallery: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Josh Grobin, Heather Headley, Beyonce, Sheryl Crow, will.i.am, Bruce Springsteen, Malia Obama, Tiger Woods, Bono, John Legend, James Talyor, Jennifer Nettles, Shakira, Usher, Denzel Washington, John Mellencamp, Joe Biden, Tom Hanks, Stevie Wonder, Ashley Judd, Garth Brooks, Sasha Obama, Jon Bon Jovi, Bettye LaVette, Jack Black, Jamie Foxx, Marisa Tomei, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, George Lopez, Forrest Whittaker, Kal Penn and John Kerry.

Click any photo to view all 80+ photos from the We Are One concert in the gallery!


Washington D.C. morphed into Hollywood yesterday for the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. Stars everywhere helped kick off Barack Obama‘s inauguration and rallied the crowds with a series of speeches and performances.Denzel Washington gave the introductory speech, Laura Linney spoke about Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Marin Luther King III quoted from John F. Kennedy. Queen Latifah also spoke saying: “We’re celebrating not just the Inauguration of a new president, but the journey of America continuing to be America.”However, probably most inspiring were the musical performances.Bruce Springstreen sang the post-911 anthem “The Rising” Mary J. Blige sang “Lean On Me” while Sheryl Crow and Will.I.Am united for Bob Marley‘s “One Love.The most anticipated of all the performances was when U2 performed “Pride (In the Name of Love)” and “City of Blinding Lights.” Beyonce was the glittery, grande finale, singing “America the Beautiful.” Below is Beyonce’s performance of “America the Beautiful.”Featured in the gallery: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Josh Grobin, Heather Headley, Beyonce, Sheryl Crow, will.i.am, Bruce Springsteen, Malia Obama, Tiger Woods, Bono, John Legend, James Talyor, Jennifer Nettles, Shakira, Usher, Denzel Washington, John Mellencamp, Joe Biden, Tom Hanks, Stevie Wonder, Ashley Judd, Garth Brooks, Sasha Obama, Jon Bon Jovi, Bettye LaVette, Jack Black, Jamie Foxx, Marisa Tomei, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, George Lopez, Forrest Whittaker, Kal Penn and John Kerry.Click any photo to view all 80+ photos from the We Are One concert in the gallery!

By Melissa Noble
asl

  1. Gymtig

    Please learn to spell. Josh’s last name is Groban. No “I” in his first or last name like you seem to think.

  2. Qbewllts

    GcGjFz comment4 ,

  3. valium wisdom tooth

    Great site. Good info.

Leave A Comment