Watch Lady Gaga's Powerful Performance of the National Anthem at Joe Biden's Inauguration

"The Star-Spangled Banner" has never sounded sweeter.

  • Lady Gaga performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Joe Biden's inauguration.
  • The star sang the national anthem after supporting Biden in the 2020 election.

A new era of American democracy begins on Wednesday with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' inauguration, and it begins the way most good things do: with Lady Gaga music. Gaga joined President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris on January 20 to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" for the small, COVID-compliant audience.

"Singing our National Anthem for the American People is my honor. I will sing during a ceremony, a transition, a moment of change—between POTUS 45 and 46. For me, this has great meaning," she tweeted. "My intention is to acknowledge our past, be healing for our present, and passionate for a future where we work together lovingly. I will sing to the hearts of all people who live on this land. Respectfully and kindly, Lady Gaga."

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A day before, Lady Gaga posted an Instagram further reflecting on the opportunity.

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