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UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 20: In this screengrab, Demi Lovato performs during the Celebrating America Primetime Special on January 20, 2021. The livestream event hosted by Tom Hanks features remarks by president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris and performances representing diverse American talent. (Photo by Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images )

Tom Hanks hosted a star-studded event to celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris from Washington D.C. Among the highlights:

  • Justin Timberlake and Ant Clemens performed “Better Days” from the historic Stax Records Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

Ant Clemons & Justin Timberlake: "Better Days" | Biden-Harris Inauguration 2021

Better days are ahead.Thank you, Justin Timberlake and Ant Clemons for sharing your talent with us tonight!#Inauguration2021Learn more about the Inauguration...

  • Multiple Grammy nominated band the Black Pumas performed their song “Colors” from their hometown Austin, Texas

The Black Pumas Perform "Colors" | Biden-Harris Inauguration 2021

It's a good day to be, a good day for me. And it's a good day for all Americans. Check out the amazing performance just put on by Black Pumas Music of their ...

 

  • John Legend performed Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” at the Lincoln Memorial, where Tom Hanks hosted the show from.

John Legend Performs "Feeling Good"| Biden-Harris Inauguration 2021

Today absolutely had us *feeling good*!Always an honor to have @JohnLegend make us dance.#Inauguration2021Learn more about the Inauguration: https://bidenina...

 

  • Towards the end of the show, Demi Lovato — sporting a new short haircut, dyed pink, performed a cover of Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day,” from Los Angeles. as videos of Americans (including Lin Manuel Miranda) sang and danced along with her on video. President Joe Biden and his family were seen watching the performance on video from in the White House.
  • The show ended with Katy Perry performing “Fireworks” from the Lincoln Memorial while President and Dr. Biden watched.