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Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor will perform at President Barack Obama's inauguration as he officially begins his second term this month.

Obama was personally involved in selecting the performers.

  • Beyonce Red Carpet Picture
  • Kelly Clarkson Live

"Their music is often at the heart of the American story and speaks to folks across the country," said Obama, who won a second term in November.

Cuban-American Richard Blanco will become the youngest ever inaugural poet at the quadrennial event, held in Washington D.C. on the 21st of January.

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Kelly Clarkson spent the summer on tour, covering singles from artists such as Eminem and Adele.

But the singer took to the stage last night at the American Music Awards and turned the focus back on herself, performing an impressive array of tracks from her upcoming Greatest Hits album.

Standing in front of a makeshift American Idol panel, Clarkson kicked things off with "Miss Independent" and then launched into four minutes worth of fun.

Sit back and enjoy it all now:

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Just a few days before she prepares to take over the charts with her first-ever Greatest Hits album, Kelly Clarkson has come out with a new music video.

It's in honor of the lead track off that CD, "Catch My Breath," and it mostly just focuses on the original American Idol staring into the camera and singing.

Sometimes, though, that's all you need. Watch now:

Clarkson is everywhere these days. Did you catch her duet with Vince Gill at the 2012 CMAs? It was pretty terrific.

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Kelly Clarkson took to the stage last night at the 2012 Country Music Awards. Yes, you read that correctly.

The original American Idol is expanding her fan base, as she's included a duet with cowboy hat-wearing Vince Gill on her upcoming Greatest Hits album.

It's titled "Dont' Rush" and you should listen to her sing it below alongside the Country Music Hall of Famer:

Elsewhere on the evening, Clarkon's fellow Idol winner, Carrie Underwood, hosted the event and went Gangham Style at one point.

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Kelly Clarkson has come out with a brand new song.

The original American Idol will release her first-ever greatest hits album (at age 30!) on November 19 and it will include a pair of bonus tracks, one of which is a collaboration with Vince Gill titled "Don't Rush."

And we've included it below. Hit Play and then sound off: What do you think of the single? And will you purchase Kelly's upcoming CD?

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She's only 30 years old, but this is how impressive a career Kelly Clarkson has enjoyed already:

On November 19, the original American Idol will release a Greatest Hits album.

The perfect stocking stuffer for music fans everywhere, Clarkson has unveiled the cover art for this upcoming CD:

Kelly Clarkson CD Art

The crooner has also come out with the official track list. It includes the new single "Catch My Breath," as you can see below:

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Kelly Clarkson took her tour to Dublin last night, but this time she made headlines for singing her own material.

The original American Idol - who has been taking fan requests for covers all summer long, most recently taking on Carrie Underwood - debuted one of the new tracks off her upcoming Greatest Hits album, telling the audience that "Catch My Breath" is a "happy song."

But will it be a hit song? We think so. Watch and listen for yourself:

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The two most successful American Idol winners met in Perth, Australia last night. Sort of.

Continuing her trend of covering hit songs by fellow artists, Kelly Clarkson took on Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away," per a fan's request.

Take a look and a listen now, sound off with your take - and then prepare to answer the most important question of all...

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Kelly Clarkson was at it once again in Sydney, Australia last night.

The THG favorite took yet another fan request during a concert - following her incredible take on Adele - and brought the crowd to its feet with a rendition of Sia's "Breathe Me."

Where does this cover rank on the Kelly Clarkson music scale over the past couple months? Watch, listen and judge for yourself:

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We all knew this was coming, right?

With Kelly Clarkson criss-crossing the globe in concert all summer long and taking fan requests to cover other popular artists along the way, was there ever any doubt that she'd eventually be asked for her take on Adele?

The incident took place in Brisbane, Australia last night - and did you really doubt that Clarkson would knot Adele out of the talented park? Watch her cover of "Someone Like You" now:

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