Popular singers, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will perform at US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony in Washington on January 20th.
The transition team said the event will also feature remarks from a black firefighter from Georgia, a former Youth Poet Laureate, a Catholic priest, and a pastor from Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.
Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem, while Lopez will give a musical performance at the inauguration of the incoming 46th US president.
The transition team mentioned that Gaga and Lopez were chosen in order to “represent one clear picture of the grand diversity of our great nation.”
“They reflect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ “steadfast vision of a new chapter in our American story in which we are an America united in overcoming the deep divisions and challenges facing our people, unifying the country, and restoring the soul of our nation,”
The statement read.
Biden’s team also cited Lady Gaga’s advocacy of LGBTQ rights and health issues, and Lopez’s work raising awareness about the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Latinos.
Other speakers for the inauguration are career firefighter Andrea Hall of Fulton County, Georgia, and Los Angeles native 2017 National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, former Georgetown University President, Father Leo O’Donovan and Reverend Dr Silvester Beaman of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.