For Beyoncé, 2013 is turning out to be a banner year so far.
Having already been tapped to perform during the Super Bowl halftime show next month, Blue Ivy's mom is now set to sing the National Anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration.
The ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 21, will also feature Kelly Clarkson performing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and James Taylor singing "America the Beautiful."
Of course, the selection of Beyoncé by the Presidential Inaugural Committee doesn't come as a complete shock. The singer has always been an active supporter of Obama and, in 2009, she famously performed "At Last" while the first couple danced at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.
"Vice President [Joe] Biden and I are honored to have these wonderfully talented musical artists perform at the Inaugural ceremony," President Obama said in a statement. "Their music is often at the heart of the American story and speaks to folks across the country."
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