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Obama inauguration playlist: Beyonce, Wonder, fun.

Thursday - 1/17/2013, 4:02pm  ET

FILE - This Nov. 4, 2012 shows singer Stevie Wonder performing at a campaign event for President Obama at the Fifth Third Arena on the University of Cincinnati campus in Cincinnati. President Obama released an official playlist through the digital music service Spotify on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2013. The list includes songs by Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, John Legend, Usher, fun. and other acts set to perform during various inauguration events. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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.

Inauguration Day is Monday.

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Online:

http://open.spotify.com/user/barackobama/playlist/3DYdRhM1VrOkNNPPaYnkLc


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