Lady Gaga arrives to sing the National Anthem at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on 20 January 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
As Joe Biden, 78, was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America in front of the US Capitol on Wednesday and Kamala Harris became the first Black, Asian-American, female Vice President several celebrities made guest appearances.
Clutching a golden microphone Lady Gaga performed a powerful rendition of the American Anthem dressed in a black-and-red gown with a large dove of peace broach pinned to her chest.
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Lady Gaga prepares to sing the National Anthem at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Lady Gaga greets Former President Barack Obama. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Lady Gaga talks with U.S. President Joe Biden. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Dressed in all-white Jennifer Lopez performed both This Land is Your Land, and America the Beautiful. Earlier during the inauguration Former President Barack Obama was seen on-camera fist-bumping J.Lo's husband and former New York Yankee, Alex Rodriguez.
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Jennifer Lopez is escorted to the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez prepares to perform during the inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez looks on during the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on 20 January 2021.(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez performing. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Other performances at the event included Garth Brookes who sang Amazing Grace. The American singer-songwriter took off his signature cowboy hat in respect and asked the crowd to join in as he sang.
Poet Amanda Gorman read a work she finished after the riot at the Capitol. At 22 she's the youngest inaugural poet ever in the United States.
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Garth Brooks performs. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
The cultural celebrations will continue on Wednesday night with a two-hour special broadcast across six television networks and social media, hosted by the affable Toy Story actor Tom Hanks, reports Reuters.
The TV special, called Celebrating America, will feature performances and appearances from around the nation from stars including Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Tim McGraw, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, and John Legend.
Biden's inaugural committee said the special will also feature teachers, delivery drivers, and healthcare workers, along with children who raised money to get food to people who have fallen on hard times because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Former U.S. President Barack Obama greets former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Former U.S. President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), former U.S. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff greet former U.S. President Barack Obama. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
President Joe Biden greets Former President Barack Obama. (Photo: Getty Images)