News: Beyonce Offers To Sing At Obama's Inauguration

Thursday, Nov 6, 2008 12:54PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

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Still excited over President-elect Barack Obama's win this week, Beyonce has stepped forward offering her vocals for his Inauguration ceremony.

According to the Associated Press, the R&B superstar wants to be in Washington, DC on January 20th and is ready, willing and able to help the Illinois Senator in any way she can.

"I'm there," she told the AP. "I can't wait. I feel like all of us, we're ready to do whatever we have to do. Whatever they want - if they need me to volunteer, they need me to sing, I'm there, and I'm ready." 

Originally scheduled to promote her upcoming album I Am...Sasha Fierce in Japan on Election Day, the singer revealed her inability to be away on such a important night.

"I said, 'What am I doing?' I'm completely making a bad decision," she said. "I have to go home, I'm gonna kill myself if I'm not home in America. I knew I needed to be here."

As of press time there has been no word on who will be performing at the historic date when Obama will be officially sworn in as the 44th President of the U.S.

In related news, with only a few weeks away from its release date, Beyonce's new album has been leaked online

The two disc album follows up Bey's 2006 platinum-selling disc, B'Day, and features production from Rodney Jerkins along with a contribution from Justin Timberlake. Serving as her third solo release, the project is led by the singles "If I Were A Boy" and "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)." 

I Am...Sasha Fierce is currently scheduled to hit retail stores Tuesday, November 18 via Sony Records.

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