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January 17, 2013

Obama inauguration playlist: Beyonce, Wonder, fun.

— NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing for all the musicians set to perform at his inauguration festivities by releasing an official playlist.

He released the 16-track playlist, which also includes music by some of his favorite artists, through the digital music service Spotify on Thursday. The list includes jams by Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Usher and fun. They will all perform at different inaugural events, which start Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Obama's list also includes John Legend's "Ordinary People," ''Firework" by Katy Perry, James Taylor's "Your Smiling Face" and the "Glee" cast version of Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory."

Other artists include Marc Anthony, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, Kelly Clarkson, Nick Cannon and Mindless Behavior.

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